The Ghost of the Mountains

The residents of Ang, a small village in the Himalayan mountains in Ladakh, wake up one morning to find an unusual visitor in their midst. The villagers are angry, very angry, and threaten to kill the visitor. A young lad of the village is the only one who feels that the visitor must be spared. What can he possibly do?
Sadako and Thousand Paper Cranes

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

This is the story of Sadako Sasaki. Sadako was 2 years old when the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on 6th August 1945. She and her family escaped unhurt except her grandmother who died later that evening. Sadako grew up to be a happy young girl and an enthusiastic sprinter until the dizzy spells started and she was diagnosed of leukaemia or blood cancer. Fighting with her condition in the hospital and struggling to get back to her family, Sadako was told by her brother that she could have her wish come true if she folder 1000 paper cranes. Sadako folded 644 paper cranes in all, hoping against hope to survive. With her family by her side, Sadako died on the morning of October 25, 1955 at the age of 12.

Fizza Has A Party

Little Fizza is back home after a long stay at a far away ocean. It's time for friends and friendship and partying, but, is everything as well as when she had left. Written by Kathy Keirle and Illustrated by Riffat Aliani Fizza is a heart-warming story about friendship.

Welcome to The Kahani Project Welcome to The Kahani Project. The Kahani (Hindi word for Story) Project aims to bring together storytellers from across the world who want to...

Bhoye Peo Na (Don’t Be Afraid) from Abol Tabol

Bhoye Peo Na (Don't Be Afraid Of Me) is one of the most popular Bengali poems. The poem features in the Abol Tabol compilation...

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!

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Storytelling can be a delightful activity. Through the Kahani Project, you can become a storyteller and reach out to thousands of people from your...

Budir Baadi (The Old Woman’s House) from Abol Tabol

This is a sad poem about an old woman and her house. The comic lines are really meant to bring about the tragedy of the old woman and the condition in which she lives in.

Khuror Kol (Chandidas Uncle’s Machine) from Abol Tabol

This is a story of a boy who has made a unique invention. He claims that he has created a contraption that can reduce travel time to any destination by half.

Haath Gonona (Palm Reading) from Abol Tabol

Another hilarious poem from the Abol Tabol compilation of Bengali poems written by Sukumar Ray. This poem is about an old happy man who one day decides to get his palm read. Gloom and sadness descends on him when he is told that he will die one day.