Tenali Raman and his wife were travelling to Hampi. While passing a village situated at a foothill, they noticed a huge gathering. Curious, they stopped and pushed through the crowd. […]
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.” […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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!” […]
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. […]
Mrs. Leela was a school Principal in a small village in Vellore. She was about 55 years of age and had been a teacher for the longest time, more than 30 years to be precise. Mrs. Leela was not just a teacher, but also a very good friend to all her students. There was not one student in school who didn’t like her. She was a favourite for almost everyone. Not just the students, even the teachers and all the other non-teaching staff always had high regards for her. They knew that in case of any need, she would always be there to support in whatever way she could. […]
Once in a jungle there lived three best friends, Bunny the rabbit, Nandu the deer and Mithu the parrot. The three had been friends for quite long and enjoyed each other’s company immensely. One day a clever fox was passing by the forest, when he noticed the three friends together. He thought of ideas to befriend them. As the fox was looking for options and ideas to hunt for food for the coming days, he thought the three friends would make a good treat without much effort. “Wow! The deer looks quite young and healthy, I am sure it’ll make for a great meal,” thought the fox to himself. The cunning fox thought of befriending the three friends in a way that they would never have any doubts on his ill intentions. […]
A tortoise was resting under a tree, on which a bird had built its nest. The tortoise spoke to the bird mockingly, “What a shabby home you have! It is made of broken twigs. It has no roof, and looks crude. What’s worse is that you had to build it yourself. I think my house, which is my shell, is much better than your pathetic nest”.
“Yes, it is made of broken sticks, looks shabby and is open to the elements of nature. It is crude, but I built it, and I like it.” […]
A crow living in the woods was happy with his life. He could fly freely from tree to tree breathing in the invigorating fresh air. He drank the fresh and cool water from the pond and had plenty of insects, worms and fruits to feast on.
One day when he had flown to another part of the woods, he saw a swan. The white beauty of the swan struck him and he wished that he could be as white as the swan. He thought that the swan was a very lucky bird to be gifted its snow white colour. When he commented on that to the swan, the swan told him, “I thought I was a very lucky bird to have this beautiful white colour until I saw the parrot who is a lovely green colour. He also has a little bit of red colour showing too. So with two colours, I think he is the luckiest bird.” […]