Dinunche Bill (Dinu’s Bill in Marathi) is a heart warming Marathi story of a young boy named Dinu who on understanding what a ‘Bill’ means presents his mother with a bill for the work he did the day before. The mother pays the bill amount promptly but writes another bill in Dinu’s name. The bill contains a list of all tasks that she has done to bring Dinu up through his birth and childhood, only this time the amount stated in the bill is zero. Dinu is a story written by renowned Marathi author Acharya Atre.
This is the story of Homer – a very curious young boy who is always doing science experiments. Homer mixes all kinds of things – shampoo, glue, coaltar to produce the biggest soap bubble on earth. The big bubble rolls down the hill and wraps everything on its way. What happens next? To know the answer read this exciting scientific tale.
Premchand is often considered the greatest Hindi writer of all times. Here are some beautiful short stories by Premchand.
Discover one of Bengali children literature’s most famous and endearing character – Pagla Dashu. Dashu is a school boy, famous for his crazy ideas and often inexplicable acts that carry subtle, comedic satire. Presented here are three stories from the Pagla Dashu Series:
The Trojan Horse is a tale from the Trojan War about the subterfuge that the Greeks used to enter the city of Troy and win the war. In the canonical version, after a fruitless 10-year siege, the Greeks constructed a huge wooden horse, and hid a select force of men inside.
The word ‘Bhoot'(ghost) usually evokes fear, but is it possible for a ghost to be ‘Premal’ (loving)? A loving ghost meets a young boy and they quickly become friends. In the course of talking and laughing, they discover that by putting yourself in the other person’s shoes, one can not only understand the other person better but in the process also overcome one’s fears.
In a certain place called Norroway there lived a young girl who was destined to marry a black bull. The young girl said “so be it, I will marry a black bull”. Then came a day when a blackbull came to her doorstep to take and the duo went on a journey so adventurous – there were trolls, glass mountain, magic walnuts and golden hazelnut. listen to this fantastic story to know more about this love story of a girl and a black bull.
The shadow of a man wants to run away. An interesting dialogue follows between the man and his shadow. The man explained to the shadow about its importance and how it has shaped human knowledge and understanding through the times.
Story Title: The Dog Who Went Abroad
Storyteller: Munmun S Agarwal
Author: Vishnu Sharma
Chitranga was a dog, who lived in a certain town which was affected by a famine. People had no food to eat, and they cared not to give any to the dogs or cattle or any animal. Due to lack of food, along with other animals, the dogs were starving. Some of them even died.
In this beautifully animated clip from Dirt! The Movie, Wangari Maathai tells an inspiring tale of doing the best even if everyone around you has given up.