Develop Birbal Way of Thinking

This is the second post in the series – “Learn Solving Problems – The Birbal Way

To solve this problem you’ll require some innovative thinking. Let’s see how many of you can come up with some feasible solution to this problem posed by Akbar infront of everyone. If you can think in “the Bribal way”, you can answer this. So here goes the story –

Akbar-Birbal Tales – Retrieving the Ring

Once Akbar threw his gold ring in to a dry well and asked his ministers to retrieve it without climbing down into the well. Everyone thought deeply but could not come up with a solution. Birbal loved challenges like this. He promised the king to get back his ring before sunset.

What would have you done, had you been in the place of Birbal. Give your solution as a comment below.

If you are fond of such witty tales and you love the insight these stories provide, consider reading the book suggested in the last post – Solve Your Problems – The Birbal Way

There is another equally interesting book – Fix your Problems – The Tenali Raman Way

If you’ve read any other book similar to these, please share with all of us.

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18 thoughts to “Develop Birbal Way of Thinking”

  1. Birbal took some fresh cow-dung from the ground and threw it on top of the ring. He tied a stone to one end of a long piece of string and retaining the other end, threw the stone on the dung. After a while, when he felt sure that the cow-dung had dried completely, he pulled the string up. To everyone’s surprise the cow-dung came up and stuck at the bottom was Emperor’s ring.

    Management Moral: If you exercise your imagination, develop enough interest and motivation to face every challenge and allow your creativity to always blossom, no problem will be too difficult to solve.

  2. akbar said that one should get the ring back without climbing into the well.
    so,birbal will dug a hole near the well and make a hole in the wall of well and get in the well and take the ring out and give it back to akbar

  3. birbal will say to akbar”he can bring the ring without entering into the well just before throwing the ring in the well tie it with the string.’

  4. He puts some glue at the end of the rope – like
    Sticky rice and throws it at the ring.

    No worries about Akbar’s finger smelling like dung
    or having to wait a week for the dung to dry.

  5. Birbal took some fresh cow-dung from the ground and threw it on top of the ring. He tied a stone to one end of a long piece of string and retaining the other end, threw the stone on the dung. After a while, when he felt sure that the cow-dung had dried completely, he pulled the string up. To everyone’s surprise the cow-dung came up and stuck at the bottom was Emperor’s ring.

    1. dear shilpi ek chij clear karo ……………….sukhe gobar ko kaise uthao gi …………ring to baad ki baat hai ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,tumhara sar pe gobar bhara hai!!!

  6. i think birbal will plan something new and creative one thing according to me is that he plan a situation in which he will throw something into the well which is very close to akbar and to retrieve that thing akbar give orders to bring that thing back from the well in this way some one will go to take that thing out and also the bell as that person do not know anything about that ring.

    1. I don’t think gold floats in any water – cool or otherwise. Gold is an extremely heavy element, and water is a comparably light one.

    2. haaaaaaaaaa………haaaaaaaaaaa……..haaaaaaaaaaaaa………… are man gold is a metal it will never floats in water no matter the water is cool or hot or heavy water(used in neuclear plant) .

  7. Birbal will take some fresh cow dung and throw it on the ring in the well, then he will tie a stone at a thread’s end and throw the stone on the dung, after the dung dries up he will pull it up. The ring will struck in the dried dung and come up with the dung.

  8. take some fresh cow dung and threw it on the ring in the well..tie a stone to one end of the string and hold the string on other hand,threw the stone on the dung..after the cow dung had dried completely,pull the string..then the cow dung will come up along with ring…;)

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