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Tilak and Sudhir

"Guess what, Tilak!" his mother said, a week after they had moved into their new house. "I’ve discovered that one of my old friends lives nearby and her son is your classmate at school. Isn’t that nice?" "What’s his name?" Tilak asked. "I think he is Sudhir," said his mother. "Isn’t he your friend?" Tilak shook his head. "Oh! Sudhir? That chap...

The Elephants who Showed Off

A long long time ago, elephants had small, shiny and beautiful noses. Vain that they were, they would always turn their noses up in the air when they passed by any other animal. They were plain show-offs. Naturally, the other animals did not like this very much. Finally, one clever monkey decided to do something about it. He went up to...

The Clever Lioness

There once lived a clever lioness in the champak forest. She had four healthy and really adorable cubs. They were very young and their eyes hadn't still opened. They slept for most of the time and the only time they were awake was when their mother fed them. But if the mother was late even by a minute, they...

The Naughty Baby Monkey

A mama and a baby monkey Lived high up on a mango tree The mama was kind But the baby's mind.. Dear! Oh Dear! Oh! Dear, Dear Me. One bright sunny day The baby monkey ran away. The mama despaired Scratched all her hair Dear! Oh Dear! Oh! Dear, Dear Me The mama searched the forest through Everywhere for baby Babloo. Near the forest edge, Where grew a berry hedge, Dear! Oh Dear! Oh! Dear, Dear...

A Free Bird

Everybody in his family called him 'shy baby' -- not 'cry baby' to be sure, but shy baby. Young Somu was shy, but not just a little shy. Somu was very, very shy. When guests came to his house for tea or dinner and asked him his name, Somu would dig his chin into his neck and close his...

No Monkey Business

Bandar, Bandariya and Baby Bandar were ready for their show. Come Sunday morning and their tamasha would begin in a congested and busy Bombay suburb witnessed by an excited group of children. Raju, the Bandarwala, would announce his arrival with the familiar drumbeat and sound of ghungroos. Sometimes he even brought along a sleepy black bear. Each week it was the...

A Train Adventure of Wild Animals

An empty goods train was speeding through a jungle. Up front, in the engine, was the driver and at the back, in the last compartment, was the guard. Apart from them, the entire train was empty. A goods train carries goods. Like logs of wood, or boxes of chocolate – ummm, even cars and jeeps. But this train had been...

The Boy and the Magic Brush

A folktale from Myanmar, it will acquaint readers with a new word called 'Nat'. Nats are spirits, good or bad, and they are believed to have supernatural powers. The Buddhists believe that everybody goes through the cycle of life, death and rebirth - all determined by the person's 'karma' or deeds. Being a Nat is just one of the...

Why Monkeys Mean Trouble

In the village of Sholingur in Tamil Nadu, is a temple dedicated to the Hindu monkey god Hanuman. The temple is on top of a small hill. In and around the hill in the thick forest live a group of monkeys. All they do is scare people and create trouble -- even when people worship them as symbols of...

The Gift of Wonder

Eleven years ago, under the sequinned sky on a warm summer day, on the roof of his palatial home in the town of Vrindaban, my grandfather introduced me to wonder. As I lay on a mattress surrounded members of the family, my grandfather or “Nana” as I used to call him, asked me to look at the sky and...

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The Butterfly in a Bottle

Poltu was wide awake in his bed. He had had a marvellous dream in which he had won the football match in the inter-school...

What is Ham Radio?

Consider this, your state has been hit by a cyclone with wind speeds measuring 300 kilometres per hour. All modern means of communication -...

Global Warming: Melting kingdom of the Polar Bear

Through the long and dark Arctic winter, the mother Polar Bear sat quietly in her den. She had given birth to her cubs, and...

Fish That Live in the Desert

We all know that fish live in water. But, there is a kind of fish which lives in the desert. Difficult to believe? Well, there...

The Adventurer

I am sure all families are interesting. But I like to think that my family is especially interesting. I have such great nephews and...