One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out a way to get him out. Finally he decided it was probably impossible and the animal was old and the well was dry anyway, so it just wasn’t worth it to try and retrieve the donkey. So the farmer asked his neighbours to come over and help him cover up the well. They all grabbed shovels and began to shovel dirt into the well. […]
One rainy season, the south-west monsoon brought such heavy and incessant rains that the cities were flooded in the course of a week. All the people vacated their homes and moved to safer places.
A man, on the way to a shelter with his family, noticed that the priest of the Church had not left. He went to him and said, ‘Father, the city will soon be flooded. We are moving to a safer place. Please come with us.’ […]
‘I am tired of writing exams,’ wailed Vivaan, ‘I wish we had an exam-free year.’
‘Well, exams are getting over tomorrow. So what’s the use of your wish now?’ grinned Arjun.
‘I don’t know if an exam-free year is feasible. But at least we can have an exam-free term,’ pondered Aarav. […]
Chinnu loved her pet puppy Browny more than anything in the world. she was a gift that her parents gave her for her fifth birthday last year. Chinnu enjoyed playing with Browny in her big garden. Browny was just a little more than a year old. For Browny too Chinnu was the most special friend. The two never got tired in each other’s company. Mithu, the parrot who stayed in one of the orange trees in the garden often enjoyed seeing the two friends play. Mithu too became a good friend and a well-wisher of the two best friends. […]
Minnu was a sweet, lovable and beautiful girl, aged six years. She was an adorable kid as she always obeyed her elders. Minnu’s parents loved her for her amazing behavior.
One day, Minnu’s mother took her for grocery shopping. As they passed the shops, Minnu noted a cute plastic pearl necklace in dazzling pink! She asked her mother to buy her the necklace. Her mother told her that it cost quite a few pennies. She asked her to do some chores, so that for every completed piece of work Minnu would get some money and she could buy the pink necklace. […]
Chinnu was a very hasty boy. He was always in a rush to do things. He drank his milk too fast and ended up spluttering and coughing. He gobbled his food without chewing properly and have indigestion afterwards. He left books behind at home in his haste to pack his bag. Whenever he went out of the house, he never bothered to strap on his slip-ons or if he were to wear shoes, he never tied the laces as he was always in a rush. […]
Mini and Myna were two 6-year-old, identical twin sisters. They were not just very cute looking but were quite naughty too. As the girls mostly wore similar frocks, many often mistook them for the other twin, and the little girls always had a good laugh about the same. One day it was their friend Ritu’s birthday. Ritu had brought chocolates for all her friends in the playground. That is when Mini came and asked Ritu for another piece of chocolate. “Did I not give you a chocolate already?” “No, you didn’t Ritu. You might have given it to Myna,” said Mini. Ritu not realizing that Myna had not come to the park that day, gave another chocolate to Mini. […]
Once, there lived on a huge mango tree, two little sparrows named Mini and Sini. The two were the best of friends and were always seen together. They stayed together, flew together over the farms and were never seen away from each other. They were famous in the village as the “inseparable friends” and everyone loved them for that, except Khemu, the wicked crow. […]
School life has its share of competitions. Some are more challenging than others but fun to participate in all the same. The competitions require skill, smartness and patience but what gives competitors an edge is, thinking out of the box. Just like how Birbal did when Akbar threw him a challenge. Want to know how? Read on. […]
The noisiest room of the house, the kitchen, was silent only because it was night time. The stove-top sighed, “Now I can rest for some hours. My steel top is scalding with all the cooking today.”
The vessels from the cupboard clanked, “Our insides are hurting with the food being constantly stirred and scooped.” […]