“The old man and the sea” tells the story of the epic struggle for survival between the elderly fisherman Santiago and the biggest catch of his life. For months the Cuban fisherman has been setting out to the open sea alongside with his trusty apprentice and a close friend – the young Manolin. The sea however hasn’t been generous to them and for 84 days they keep on returning empty handed.
A storython of 21 stories narrated by 21 little girls of the Avasara Academy, Mumbai. The students of the Avasara Leadership Fellows (ALF) came together to record and share stories in audio and video with children across the world through The Kahani Project. About the Avasara Leadership Fellows: The Avasara Leadership Fellows a non-profit after-school enrichment program that adds deep value to the educational experience of motivated young women by providing academic […]
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.
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.
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.
Story Title: Rupa the Elephant
Storyteller: Sowmya Srinivasan
Author: Mickey Patel
Rupa the Elephant by Mickey Patel is a cute short story with beautiful illustrations for children with wonderful crisp narration. It is the story of a zoo elephant Rupa, who feels that he looks ugly. His close friend Chinchi the bird, finds out his sorrow and takes help of its other friends in the zoo to lend some beautiful colours to Rupa.
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.