The gods knew that the decisive moment that would end the royal rivalry had arrived. They watched in dismay as the inevitable end of a grand era fast approached, yet hopeful that in the end dharma would stand triumphant. Would the stalwarts Bhishma and Drona survive to see the end? And what of Karna? Where would his loyalties lie? With his savior Duryodhana or with his true brothers the Pandavas?
Appu is suddenly overwhelmed by a feeling of inferiority and refuses to play with his friends. He is ashamed of his trunk and somehow gets the idea that if he gets rid of it he would get prettier. In the end it takes an act of sheer instinct to make him realise his own worth.
The rivalry between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, the royal cousins who fought for the throne at Hastinapura, ended in a great war. Was it the eldest Kaurava Duryodhana's resentment toward his cousins that sparked the flame? Or was it the eldest Pandava Yudhishtira's belief that he was the rightful heir to the throne? Or was it the force of elements beyond their control that nudged them toward a preordained path?
The exciting story of how Little Red Riding Hood confronts the Big Bad Wolf is an unforgettable one. This encounter between the girl and the beast makes an interesting listen.
Lord Rama, the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu, was born to reinstate dharma at a time when it was threatened. But the life of the heir to Ayodhya's throne was one of endurance. Banished to the forest by his own father, Lord Rama; his divinely beautiful wife, Sita; and his faithful brother, Lakshmana, settled down in Panchavati. Life seemed peaceful. But would it stay that way? Why did trouble follow them? How and when would Lord Rama encounter the demon king, Ravana?
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A famous story by Uroob.
The roll of the dice reverses the fortunes of the Pandavas. The peaceful years following the division of the kingdom of Bharata are soon to end because of Duryodhana's jealousy. Along with his uncle, Sakuni, he plots to secure the entire kingdom. The twisted path of simmering tension between the royal cousins culminates in an unfair game of dice.
A fearless king who knit together the Maratha people, awakening their pride in themselves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is today a national hero. A born strategist, he used his network of spies and his strong army to achieve various triumphs. His administrative reforms and the methodical way in which he set about consolidating his kingdom prove he was a far-sighted king, determined to provide a safe and peaceful kingdom for his people.
Ashoka, the greatest of Mauryan emperors, launched a fierce attack on the kingdom of Kalinga; his intention was to conquer this rich and fertile kingdom. And this he did but there was misery and trauma all around. As realisation came crashing down upon him, he moaned to himself, ‘I am the cause of it all!' From the ruthless conqueror of lands to the one who conquered millions with his doctrine of love and peace. This is the story of Ashoka.
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Mullah Nasruddin's village is expecting a renowned scholar, and Nasruddin decides to invite him for dinner. But after a long discussion of philosophy, when the scholar acts petty and tries to get away with it, it is time for Nasruddin to teach him a lesson.
Jabu is a young Zulu cowherd who happens to love his job-taking care of his father's cattle. In fact, no one else in his village is as tactful and hard-working as he is. One fine day, when Bhubesi, the lion who has been causing havoc in the village gets caught in a trap, Jabu frees him even though instinct warns him not to. And soon he realises that an act of kindness need not always be repaid in kind.
Panchatantra is a legendary compilation of simple stories from ancient India. These stories in which the main characters are animals were primarily written to implant ethical values in young princes. Panchatantra is one of India's most important contributions to the literary world.
Perhaps Hindu mythology has not produced a hero more wronged than him, cursed from the moment he opened his eyes till the moment he closed them.
Hariram and his young wife live a peaceful life until an evil demon casts eyes on them. The demon decides to fly away with Hariram's beautiful wife. A distraught Hariram looks for her everywhere but he is faced with disappointment at every turn. Hariram's life ends on a sad note and Vetal asks the wise King Vikramaditya to name the killer.
A little swallow rests one night at the feet of the statue of the Happy Prince. A deep bond of friendship develops between them as they help the poor together. One of the most remarkable stories written by Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince speaks about true love, compassion and friendship.
Panchatantra is a legendary compilation of simple stories from ancient India. These stories, in which the main characters are animals, were primarily written to implant ethical values in young princes. Panchatantra is one of India's most important contributions to the literary world.
This is a famous story by renowned writer and cartoonist O.V. Vijayan, an important figure in modern Malayalam-language literature.
A famous story by Vaikom Muhammad Basheer.