Category "Value Tales"

17Jun2020
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If you look up at the sky on some clear nights, you will see what looks like a shining red star. That’s the planet Mars.

Ever since humans invented telescopes, they’ve looked at Mars and wondered: what is it like on Mars? Is there life up there? […]

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21May2020
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It was early in the morning when Parvati and her
brother Laxman entered the monastery through the tall
gates. Their father was a potter and they had come to
deliver earthen pots, plates, bowls and glasses.
Putting down her basket, Parvati looked around the
courtyard, which was surrounded by a row of small
rooms, and asked, “Is this where the Buddhist monks
stay?” […]

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13May2020
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One special Friday Yusuf ’s
father gets dressed before a
flicker of light brightens the
sky. He pulls on his heavy
weather-proof jacket and the
green woollen cap that covers
his ears. […]

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3May2020
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Pabu loved to spend time with animals. He had a family of four dogs, five
cats and a horse named Saffron. He loved Saffron the most.

Every morning, Pabu brushed Saffron’s mane and coat.
Then he saddled Saffron and rode into the desert, far beyond his
village in Rajasthan. […]

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20Mar2020

Seema and Reema were twins. While in appearance they were identical, they were quite the opposite in nature. Seema was studious, honest and hardworking. Reema enjoyed playing the fool and trying to get out of work. […]

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13Mar2020

Sarnitha was waiting excitedly for her friends. They were visiting her house. Then they planned to go to a nearby park to play. Her parents were at work and her grandmother was resting. […]

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6Mar2020

There was a pretty meadow on the outskirts of a village which had a huge pond. The creatures there like dragon flies, bumble bees, butterflies, lady bugs and ants were indeed happy with the fresh water, green grass and plenty of sunshine and food to eat. The only problem they faced was from a frog who lived in the pond. This frog was not ordinary. He was huge and was very vain about it. He had a huge sticky tongue and could catch a dozen insects at a time. He declared he was the king of the meadow and all the creatures had to obey his commands. […]

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28Feb2020

Diya and her friends, who lived in apartments on the same street, went to school together. Their school was close by and they all walked to it every day. Surya and his friends, who were in a higher grade, were also from the same apartments and school. […]

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29Jan2020

A wrestler climbing up the hill saw a man trying to move a huge boulder. The man was doing it very slowly and the boulder appeared to be moving only an inch at a time. […]

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22Jan2020

Goluram owned the only grocery store in the village. He made his own rules and his customers had no choice but to listen to him. He often cheated them too. […]

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14Jan2020

Mary was a devoted teacher. She taught lessons in a style that children understood and enjoyed. She was also very creative and would always think up if ways to teach new things to the children. She believed that children had to be taught not just lessons from the books but lessons of life as well. […]

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18Dec2019

An elephant, a monkey and a deer, living in the forest, were fast friends. They spent all their time together, climbing hills, resting under shady trees, playing in the river and feasting on fruits and grass. […]

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11Dec2019

A villager, Gopi, earned his living selling salt in a nearby town. He had a donkey and he would load a sack of salt everyday on the donkey’s back and they would walk to the town, crossing a canal. The canal had no bridge, so they had to walk in the water but the water was not deep. After he sold all the salt, he would return home on his donkey. […]

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4Dec2019

Neeru always had plenty of questions. She wanted to know why the earth was round, why the sky was blue, why she had to eat vegetables, why she could not get ice cream on trees and thus the questions never ended. Her mother patiently answered her but most of the time she said, ‘Neeru, everything has a reason. God knows best, so He planned the world this way.’ […]

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27Nov2019

Rita found a purse containing money when she was returning home from school. She took the purse to her father, Praveen. He asked her, ‘Where did you find it?’ Rita answered that she had found it under the neem tree near Babu’s sweet shop. Praveen counted the money and found that it contained thousand rupees. […]

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