Koel, cuckolding a crow is not easy,

yet you manage it so crookedly.

Slyly you approach the nest of the crow,

lay eggs and slip away.

How can a soft-spoken be so cruel?

Crow, you don’t have a soft voice,

but you are not as clever as you think you are.

You can’t distinguish the eggs of yours from that of Koel’s.

You look after the foster child so well.

You can’t be cruel despite the harsh demeanour.

Story of the Koel and the Crow is the story of some children

who are sent to boarding schools

in the garb of parental care

and for the future of the child.