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Babolito

Mohanty ma'am was teaching the class five students of Arya Wonderland about similes. "As beautiful as?" she asked, looking at the students. "The rose, the Taj Mahal, Aishwarya Rai...." There were several shouts. "And now, as ugly as?" Mohanty ma'am questioned. There was a pause then a girl said in a loud and clear voice: "As ugly as Sarita." There were a few giggles,...

Chakram

Chakram was a happy-go-lucky donkey who lived in the Rumpum Jungle. In the brains department he was sadly lacking, even as donkeys go. But on the scale of contentment he rated very high. He was a happy, carefree sort of fellow who wanted nothing but tender grass to chew on and the shade of a leafy tree under which to...

The Great Escape

On the outskirts of a bustling city near the sea coast was a zoo named Kananvan. It was famous all over the world for its magnificent white tigers, exotic birds and several other rare species. However, there was one special quality that made the zoo different and about which no human knew. The animals of Kananvan practiced a democracy that...

The Beast

Ten-year-old Preeti looked at the computer screen. She had received an email from the editor of the site Natkhat informing her that her story had been accepted for publication. The editor wanted to create Preeti's home page and had sent her a questionnaire asking her to list out her favourite things. The very first question was - who is your...

The Survivor

In the Indian ocean was a tiny island, no more than a mere speck on the globe. It was called Aranya. Its people were ruled by a wise and brave chief called Parvat. He was 60 years old. There was a beautiful garden right in the middle of the island. It was dotted with lush green trees bearing delicious fruits...

The Spirit of Christmas

Tony counted the notes and coins. He had Rs. 163 in all. He put the money in his pocket, the money he had saved from his part time job. Today was Christmas eve and he had some important shopping to do. As he walked towards the market he thought of Christmas eve the previous year. How lovely everything had been. His...

Internet in the Jungle

Why are you looking so sad?" Ullu, the wise old owl, asked Kabbu, the white pigeon. "You too would look sad if you were going to lose your job," snapped Kabbu. Kabbu was the head of the Postal Department of their jungle Olango, which was the biggest and most prosperous jungle around. Kabbu and his fleet of 21 pigeons carried letters,...

Manohar Learns a Lesson

Hey look! Langdu has come in a colour dress today. Must be his birthday," Manohar sniggered. "Happy Birthday, langdu!" Manohar's gang chorused and Varun's face turned red with embarrassment. He had hoped that at least on his birthday Manohar and his friends would spare him. Varun and Manohar were class five students of Digvijay Public School. Varun had fallen down the staircase when...

Greed Never Pays

Bhim the elephant and Hanoo the langur lived in the Brindavan Jungle. They were the best of friends. Their friendship had, however, started as a need-based one. You may well wonder what would an elephant and a langur need from each other! Let me explain. Bhim who lived alone had grown quite old. He was extremely fond of fresh fruits....

A Tale of Tails

Dear reader, I am sure you know that a snake and a mongoose are sworn enemies. They are always ready, willing and waiting to kill each other. But I do not think you know that this wasn't always the case. Once upon a time, not very long ago, they were the best of friends. Surprised? Let me tell you...

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