Why the Tree is Sad

A song story about a sad tree and his many friends – the monkey, the snake, the tiger, the eagle who brings him fish, the mouse who sings him rap. They even call a witch who gives him a dose of ‘dream’. All his friends try to find what makes him so sad. Can you guess, finally, what really makes the tree happy again?

What Ramadan Really Means

Ali brings his cycle to a halt and leans it against a broken brick wall of Biryani Mahal, a small city hotel where he works. Ali is a tall yet skinny fourteen-year-old boy, who lives in the big colourful city of Hyderabad. He shakes his long unruly hair from over his charcoal black eyes and wipes his hands with a dirty cloth as he prepares for the day ahead. Biryani Mahal is known for its spicy, hot, and delicious Biryani (An Indian dish made with highly seasoned rice and meat or vegetables).

Imagine – Re-imagined

Imagine – Re-imagined

In 1971, John Lennon and Yoko Ono produced one of the most memorable songs of this era – Imagine. Now, almost 45 years later, six young minds from across India, get together to re-write the lyrics. These lyrics capture their hopes, their desires and their imagination. This is Imagine, re-imagined.

Turtle Tales – Celebrating turtles with stories from across the world

Turtle Tales – Celebrating turtles with stories from across the world

May 23rd is World Turtle Day and this feature celebrates turtles. We dug into world mythology and folktales to unearth stories about turtles from across the globe and across human history. These stories come from North America, Africa, India and Japan.

Nature: A Poem

Nature: A Poem

Nature The full text of the poem The Chaichals sit on a tree, screaming to their friends; It seems so amazing, the way their tail bends.   A grasshopper hopping by, to say a friendly hello; It is so teeny-weeny, its color is yellow.   The clouds are passing by, feeling very proud; Nature is so quiet, yet still so very loud. About the Chaichal Bird About the Chaichal bird […]

The Day of the Bubble by James A. Smith

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.

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.)

The Wolf in Sheep’s Skin

Find out what happens to a wolf dressed in a sheep's skin when tries to blend in with a shepherd's flock of sheep. Will the wolf successfully have a feast? Or will someone intervene and save the sheep from becoming the wolf's dinner?

The Whale and the Buddha

The Whale thinks that he’s the biggest. But soon he hears whispers that there is something bigger than he is. When he finds out that it is the Diabutsu – or Buddha statue – in Kamakura, he goes there to see for himself. Listen to know what he finds out.

The Magic Slipper

Kentaro – a young Japanese boy – is given a magic slipper by a mysterious old man. Will the slipper help Kentaro care for his ailing mother?