Selected Short Stories by Leo Tolstoy

Selected Short Stories by Leo Tolstoy

A collection of short stories by Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Leo Tolstoy – 1828-1910.)

Amol Goshti by Sane Guruji (Marathi)

संस्कारक्षम अश्या लहान वयातच मुलांना नैतिक शिकवण देणाऱ्या थोरामोठ्यांच्या गोष्टी सांगितल्या तर मुलांचे व्यक्तिमत्त्व फुलविण्यास त्या नक्कीच मदत करतात. साने गुरुजींनी लिहिलेले अमोल गोष्टी हे पुस्तक असंच असून साध्या सोप्या भाषेमुळे व त्यातील नितीगुणांमुळे त्या गोष्टी मुलांनी जरूर वाचाव्यात. हा अमोल खजिना खरोखर मूल्यशिक्षण घडविणाराच आहे.

Story Based Lessons – Discovering Values through The Story of Ferdinand

Story Based Lessons – Discovering Values through The Story of Ferdinand

“Once upon a time in Spain there was a little bull and his name was Ferdinand. All the other little bulls he lived with would run and jump and butt their heads together, but not Ferdinand. He liked to sit just quietly and smell the flowers. He had a favorite spot out in the pasture under a cork tree. It was his favourite tree and he would sit in its […]

The Louse and the Mosquito

The Louse and The Mosquito is a delightful poem by Vikram Seth from his book Beastly Tales From Here And There. This poem is based on an Indian legend. A kind hearted louse, who lives with his family in a king’s quilt, allows a clever mosquito to become a guest just for one night. Trouble begins when the impatient mosquito ends up biting the king despite strict instructions from the louse. The moral of the poem is that is is not always beneficial to be too generous and hospitable.

Kyun Kyun Ladki (The Why Why Girl)

What do you call a girl who has asks ‘Why?’ for everything – the Why Why Girl. This story is about a young girl named Moyna who lives in a little tribal village. She has so much work to do through the day that she cannot attend school but her head is full of questions. She is so full of questions that the postmaster calls her the ‘why-why girl’!

Choohon Ka Juloos (A Procession of Mice)

This is a Tibetan fable where a cunning cat comes up with a strategy to get a daily supply of mice, till the clever brothers, Ambho and Shambo devise a counter plan!

Become a Storyteller: How To Guide

Become a Storyteller: How To Guide

Storytelling can be a delightful activity. Through the Kahani Project, you can become a storyteller and reach out to thousands of people from your home or work desk. Here is a quick start guide on how what you will need to get started. Just follow the directions provided here and you will be on your way to becoming a famous storyteller.

A Gaine Folk Song By Chandra Bahadur Gandharbya

The Kahani team caught up with Chandra Bahadur Gandharbhya (Gaine) during the 3rd Confluence, Festival of Indigenous Storytellers, 2012 in Darjeeling organized by Acoustic Traiditional.

Tuthuni Veda and The Story Of Creation By Pratap Rumjali Rai

The Kahani team had a fantastic opportunity to interview Mr. Pratap Rumjali Rai during the Storytelling Festival organized by Acoustic Traditional in Darjeeling in December, 2012. Mr. Rai is a scholar, researcher and storyteller from Darjeeling and has conducted his Doctoral research on the subject of Buddhist Ethics. The Kahani team caught up with Mr. Rai in a free-wheeling interview and recorded two stories with him. Both these stories come […]

Living Stories : Storytelling Traditions of India

India is a land of storytellers and storytelling. The Living Stories film takes us on journey to different parts of India, to explore the different kinds of story telling arts in India- from Padvani, a story telling art in Chhattisgarh, to Kathakali, in Kerala.