A proud frog and his wife meet an elephant in the jungle.
Why does the jackal go hukka-hua! This is a fun Santhali tale from rural West Bengal.
What happens when two thugs meet each other? Who will outdo the other? A hilarious story by Sunirmal Basu from the book Aalor Phulki published by Pashchim Banga Bangla Akademi.
This story is set in the heart of Pune, in the year 1920. There lived a wealthy old man- Ganpatrao who lived in a big mansion (typically called as ‘wada’ in Pune). Ganpatrao lived with his 4 middle aged sons in this mansion, where there was a beautiful big lawn in front of the mansion.
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.
Una-Nana was a mother of two very beautiful children. All creatures of the neighborhood were in awe of their beauty. One fateful day one mean elephant swallowed the two children. Una nana was in great pain and sorrow when she came to know of the mishap. Then she embarked on a journey to free her children.
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.