Category "Value Tales"

24Apr2019

A man, living in the desert, owned a donkey. He earned his living by letting his donkey for hire to travellers. One day a traveller hired his donkey to travel to the city. […]

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22Apr2019

Many hens lived on a farm which was situated at the bottom of a hill. There was a flat stone in a crevice at the top of the hill, where a family of eagles decided to build their nest. The mother eagle soon laid eggs in the nest.

One day a tremor occurred. This caused an eagle’s egg to roll down the hill and into the farm. The hens who saw it, decided to take care of it. Soon the egg cracked and a baby eagle was born. But the hens treated him like their own chicken. He nibbled on the scattered corn with the other chickens. He played games and ran around the farm with them. He never tried to use his wings as none of the chicks did. […]

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22Apr2019
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Parul and Payal were two sisters. When their parents died, they left a blanket, a cow and a mango tree saying that the two sisters should share them.

Parul told Payal, ‘You can have the blanket in the day and I will have it in the night. You can have the front end of the cow and I will have its back end. The top part of the tree is for me and the bottom part is yours. Now we have shared the things our parents left us equally.’ […]

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15Apr2019
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An ant, an elephant, a bird, a monkey and a giraffe were friends. Everyone was kind and enjoyed each other’s company. But the ant was a terrible critic. His teasing and criticism grew worse every day. […]

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15Apr2019

Once, a merchant named Ravi, suffered a huge loss in his iron business. Finally, all that he had left, was a block of iron. […]

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11Feb2019

An ant, searching for food in a forest, felt thirsty. He bent down to drink water from a river. Suddenly, a gust of wind blew him into the water. The helpless ant struggled to climb up to the bank. Every time he tried, he fell right back into the water. […]

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7Feb2019

A lion terrorized and attacked a group of animals every day leaving many injured and killed. The animals worried about their dwindling numbers, held a meeting and approached the lion. They spoke to him of a plan.
“Oh, mighty lion,” said a samba deer, “Please do not attack us. We will come to you one at a time every day. This way you will never go hungry.”
“Alright. I agree to your plan. But remember, if no animal comes, I will kill all of you.” […]

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6Feb2019

There was a farmer named Gopal in the village of Harpanahalli. He was very hard working. He did not while away time in idle chatter. He avoided going out with friends and wasting time roaming around the village. All his friends made fun of him. […]

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28Dec2018

Christmas was around the corner, Crystal and Natalie excitedly ran to up to their mother who was busy starting her preparations for the festival. The two sisters were pretty young, but would always show interest in helping their mother with things in whatever little way they could. “Mom, we really want to help you with all the Christmas preparations, please tell us what to do?”, requested the two girls to their mother. Mom told the two sisters that she would want them to help her with all the cleaning and decorations, but only after their school closes for Christmas. […]

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27Dec2018

Once in a small village in Kancheepuram lived two best friends, Ramu and Sanju. Both Ramu and Sanju were farmers. The two had their own piece of land where they did farming. Both their farms were close to each other. They both spent almost all day together working in their respective farms and also had lunch together daily. The two had been friends since very long. One thing that was common in the two was probably the fact that both of them were very religious and god fearing. There was a small temple in the village, where the two would always pay a visit every morning before getting to their jobs. This was a part of their daily routine. […]

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26Dec2018

Once, the sun and the wind got into a fiery argument. The sun said that he was the stronger of the two. The wind vehemently disagreed and proclaimed himself stronger. As the heated argument continued, they noticed a man with a coat walking on a road. […]

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25Dec2018

Once, when a hungry crow was flying around in search of food, he saw a piece of bread lying outside a baker’s shop. Delighted, he swooped down, picked the bread up and flew to a tree to feast on it.

A fox, who was also wandering about in search of food, spotted the crow with the bread. The bread appeared very tasty to him indeed! He quietly went to the tree, stood under it and called out to the crow. […]

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30Nov2018

Once upon a time there lived a bird named Bharunda. Everything about him was normal, he had two feet, wings and one stomach but for his head; he had two of them!

One day while wandering on the banks of the lake, one of the heads saw a delicious fruit. He started to devour it.

He smacked his lips and said, “This is the most delicious fruit I have ever eaten!” […]

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29Nov2018

A miser, over a period of years, had naturally accumulated a lot of wealth as he did not spend a penny. He carefully stored the money in a box and hid it in a hole that he had dug under a tree in his garden. Almost every day, he dug out the box, counted the money and put the box back in the hole.

A thief who had been watching the miser for some time, correctly concluded that he had wealth hidden in the hole. One day he promptly dug up the hole, grabbed the box, filled the hole up and ran away with the box. […]

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