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The Lazy Brahmin

There once lived a lazy brahmin named Khushi. Every day he would set out in the morning with his begging bowl. Some generous neighbours used to take pity on him and give him food. However, there were days when he didn’t get anything to eat. On those days he preferred to starve rather than going out and doing some...

The Wise Doves

Once upon a time, there lived many doves in the jungle. One day they went out in search of food. They flew long distances but did not get anything to eat. All of them were now completely exhausted. A young dove asked the King Dove, "Your majesty, please permit us to take some rest." The king replied, "Have courage, my dear...

Fairy Tale Country

Anjali got up. Her grandmother was still asleep. It was quite bright outside. 'It must be eight. Why hasn't Naani got up?' she thought to herself. She placed her hand on her naani's forehead. It felt warm. "Naani," Anjali softly whispered in her ear. Naani opened her eyes and looked around. "Oh my! You will be late child. I am...

Puppets on a String

June 10: Who is that mousy lady in a sari? What is the clown doing with a huge ball that looks like the sun? And what is this -- a man with the heads of two big-eyed cows in his hands? All of them look like they want to tell a story. Their story. And that's exactly what they...

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