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First thief: Quick, the police is coming…

First thief: Quick, the police is coming -- jump out of the window! Second thief: But we are on the thirteenth floor. First thief: This is no time to be superstitious.

What an Enigma!

December 9: It has been 55 long years since the second World War ended but several relics from that period still attract curiousity. The Enigma Code Machine, for instance. While the police have been chasing wild geese trying to find the Enigma, one fine day it just landed up on their doorstep, but without three vital parts that ran...

How to Bell a Thief

Sonapur was a small village. It was famous for its little temple. The temple had no deity. All it had was the imprint of a pair of feet. According to folklore, these were of a pious sage. A diya burned brightly, night and day. Seven beautiful bells hung in the little temple, gleaming brightly in the light cast by...

Abdullah’s Gold

Abdullah's Gold
Abdullah was one of the richest men in town, but you could easily mistake him for a beggar. It was his theory that since there were so many people out to rob a rich man, it was safe to pretend to be poor. And so he did.But he really didn't have to pretend. Stingy to the core he found...

Boy who Became a Golfer by Accident

July 22: Eighteen-year-old Ashok Kumar is a golf champion in the making. But barely six years ago, he was accused of stealing at the same club where he plays winning game after game, today.He has won many golfing titles in the junior category and also amateur or beginners titles in prestigious golfing events.Ashok was a poor boy from a...

Script your own Cartoon or Movie

Superman flies. Mowgli grins. A pig speaks and a dog identifies a thief. Children live in the land of toys and ice creams. You must have seen one or the other in cartoons or movies.So how does it all happen? How does it start?Well, it starts like most things do -- with an idea. A person, or a group of...

The Magic Painting

The Magic Painting
Once upon a time there was a person who loved to paint. His name was Ankit. One day he made a painting. He loved it so much that he made it his masterpiece.That night when he slept, an angel came and blessed his painting that it should come alive.He was always lonely. He always wanted a companion to talk...

The Palm Reader

Hari Prasad was the most sought-after man in the marketplace. A palmist rumoured to be the best in the area, he lived-off people's hands as he was believed to possess superior qualities of prediction.All he had to do was stare at the faint little criss-crossing lines on someone's palm for a little while and bingo, the client would listen...

The Doctor who ‘did not’ Cure

An old woman had lost her eyesight completely. So she went to a doctor to help her see again and made a bargain with him in the presence of a few witnesses. The bargain was that: if he could cure her, he would be paid handsomely. But if he couldn't, she would not be obliged to pay him anything.The...

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...

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