Once when a brahmin was passing through a forest, he saw a lion trapped in a cage. When the lion saw the brahmin, it said in a beseeching voice, ‘Please open the door and release me.’ […]
Maya had a neighbour Sharanya. Maya was a little envious of Sharanya as she owned many beautiful artefacts. And Sharanya was possessive, never lending or donating anything. […]
A muleteer was travelling to another land with his merchandise. He wanted to sell them and make money and then bring back more raw materials. He loaded the bags of goods, food and water for the journey and some firewood on the backs of two animals he owned; a mule and a donkey, and set forth on his journey. […]
Once, when a jackal ventured into a village in search of food, he accidentally fell into one of the many drums that were lined up in a washer man’s courtyard. […]
A crafty lion had chanced upon a flock of sheep during his wanderings in the forest. When he saw the big and fat sheep in the flock, his mouth watered. He thought, ‘I can stay in this place if I can get one of these fat sheep every day. I must trick these foolish sheep.’ […]
Once a scholar who was travelling to a town across the river, approached a boatman for a ride.
The boatman said, ‘I cannot take you now. The clouds are dark and it is going to rain.’ […]
The kingdom of Vijayapura fell to bad times. The once prosperous kingdom, turned into ruins. The people slowly started moving to other towns and kingdoms seeking a better life and soon the kingdom had no inhabitants. Except mice! The mice did not move away as now the few fruit trees and the lake filled with water was solely theirs to take. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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.’ […]
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. […]
Once, a merchant named Ravi, suffered a huge loss in his iron business. Finally, all that he had left, was a block of iron. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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.” […]