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    • Krishna and the Ducks

    • By: Vinitha Ramchandani
    • Narrated by: Kirtana Kumar
    • Length: 17 mins
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    Krishna, the only child of his parents, is ignored by his father because he seems slow-witted. The entire village also pities the boy who learns to live in shadows. Then Krishna's father brings home a batch of ducks and Krishna blooms. He has new friends and new responsibilities. Everyone starts to notice the change in Krishna. Everyone, except one person.

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    • Tales from the Warli Tribe

    • By: Sheila Dhir
    • Narrated by: Kirtana Kumar
    • Length: 17 mins
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    The word Warli comes from "Warla", which means a piece of land or a field. The Warlis, an Indian tribe, live at the foot of Western Ghats in Maharashtra. Their simple wall paintings use very basic forms: a circle, a triangle, and a square. The paintings tell stories in a symbolic manner and represent the folklore and culture of the community.

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    • The Wise Old Man

    • Mullah Nasruddin
    • By: Shwetha E. George
    • Narrated by: Kirtana Kumar
    • Length: 7 mins
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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.

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    • The Candle Does Not Give Any Heat

    • Mullah Nasruddin
    • By: Shwetha E. George
    • Narrated by: Kirtana Kumar
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Mullah Nasruddin enjoys the company of his friends. One winter's day, while enjoying a chat with his friends, he says that when it comes to spending time with his friends, he can stand even the winter's cold. Mullah's friends challenge him to do so and later trick him to serve them dinner. But what they didn't expect was that their friend was someone whom no one can outsmart.

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    • Jabu and the Lion

    • By: Tanya Munshi
    • Narrated by: Kirtana Kumar
    • Length: 7 mins
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    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.

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    • Birdman

    • Kerala Mystique
    • By: Vinitha Ramchandani
    • Narrated by: Kirtana Kumar
    • Length: 22 mins
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    All Lakshmi can think is of herself and her magic stone. Then one day when her lie has been found out by her younger cousin, Lakshmi runs away in anger - only to get lost in the forest. Even worse, she sprains her ankle and finds herself at the mercy of Prandaan-Pishashe who the children have been teasing unmercifully. What happens to Lakshmi that day in the forest is the story.

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    • Andher Nagari (Folktales)

    • By: George E. Shwetha
    • Narrated by: Kirtana Kumar
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Folktales form a vital part of every culture around the world. They play their part in preserving the essence of the culture and are often quite humorous. Andher Nagari (the dark town) is ruled by the most foolish ruler Chaupat Raja, little wonder that the people in this town are also foolish. Govardhandas almost loses his life in this town full of fools, but his wise Guruji comes to his rescue.

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    • The Precious Moustache

    • Birbal Stories
    • By: Sarah Jacob
    • Narrated by: Kirtana Kumar
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Ask him the trickiest question and he will have the answer. Who else could it be but Birbal the wise vizier in Emperor Akbar's court? When it comes to Birbal, no problem is without a solution. Admired, loved, envied but always unbeaten, his wit leaves you wondering, "How does he do that?" Birbal has to play with words in order to please his host, the King of Persia. But on his return, he finds that Emperor Akbar is furious with him. How will Birbal make Akbar see the truth?

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    • Birbal and the Palmist

    • Birbal Stories
    • By: Sajid A. Latheef
    • Narrated by: Kirtana Kumar
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Ask him the trickiest question and he will have the answer. Who else could it be but Birbal the wise vizier in Emperor Akbar's court? When it comes to Birbal, no problem is without a solution. Admired, loved, envied but always unbeaten, his wit leaves you wondering, "How does he do that?" Birbal has to play with words in order to please his host, the King of Persia. But on his return, he finds that Emperor Akbar is furious with him. How will Birbal make Akbar see the truth?

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    • The Happy Reunion

    • Birbal Stories
    • By: Sarah Jacob
    • Narrated by: Kirtana Kumar
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Ask him the trickiest question and he will have the answer. Who else could it be but Birbal, the wise vizier in Emperor Akbar's court? When it comes to Birbal, no problem is without a solution. Admired, loved, envied, but always unbeaten, his wit leaves you wondering, "How does he do that?"

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    • The Bee Story

    • By: Lisha Azad
    • Narrated by: Kirtana Kumar
    • Length: 6 mins
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    In this story, Ammi tells the children about bees and honey over a glass of lemonade.

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    • A Trip to the Zoo

    • By: Lisha Azad
    • Narrated by: Kirtana Kumar
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Haneen and Yusuf enjoy a day out with their parents as the family visits the zoo. They learn a thing or two about animals from Ammi and Abba.

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    • The Miser

    • By: Arthy Muthanna Singh
    • Narrated by: Kirtana Kumar
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Ghasiram loves the smell of pancakes but as it happens he loves his money even more. The miserable miser spends hours evolving a plan on how to make the pancakes and not share them with anyone, even his own family! Just when he feels he has the situation under control, a mysterious visitor changes it all.

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    • The Other Lunch Guest

    • Birbal Stories
    • By: Sarah Jacob
    • Narrated by: Kirtana Kumar
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Ask him the trickiest question and he will have the answer. Who else could it be but Birbal, the wise vizier at Emperor Akbar's court? When it comes to Birbal, no problem is without a solution. Admired, loved, envied but always unbeaten, his wit leaves you wondering, "How does he do that?" The rich man wants to test Birbal's wisdom and comes up with a plan. At the end of a sumptuous feast, the rich man finds out that Birbal is indeed the wisest man in the kingdom.

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    • Turtle Tales

    • Kerala Mystique
    • By: Vinitha Ramchandani
    • Narrated by: Kirtana Kumar
    • Length: 22 mins
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    Priyanka lived with her grandmother who lived in a large house with a lot of sad memories. Muthashi was angry with the world and was hard on Priyanka who always seemed to be about doing things to annoy her. Then Priyanka found a friend: a turtle who gave her all the love she was craving for. But Keertivarman the turtle fell ill and Priyanka had to make a decision.

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    • Unni's Story ()

    • By: Vinitha Ramchandani
    • Narrated by: Kirtana Kumar
    • Length: 22 mins
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    While wandering through the dark forest, Diyamol comes upon a pitiful sight-a wounded baby elephant trapped by poachers. She finds that being brave in the face of trouble comes easy to her. That day, Diya finds herself a friend and playmate in Unni. And soon she learns that being a real friend to Unni would mean never having to see him again.

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    • Neighbours All and A Lesson Learnt

    • Indian Tales
    • By: Lisha Azad
    • Narrated by: Kirtana Kumar
    • Length: 14 mins
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    Haneen and Yusuf together with their loving parents set the scene for the stories' action. Ammi and Abba teach the children a lesson in sharing in "Neighbours All". The children learn more about Islamic values from Madam Muna in "A Lesson Learnt". These stories aim to create cross-cultural reading and understanding.

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    • Rain Rain Go Away & No One Sees Me

    • Indian Tales
    • By: Lisha Azad
    • Narrated by: Kirtana Kumar
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Haneen and Yusuf together with their loving parents, set the scene for the stories' action. Ammi teaches the children that forces of nature are a divine gift in Rain Rain go Away. Ammi explains to Yusuf the true value of fasting during Ramadan. These stories aim to create cross-cultural reading and understanding.

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    • Meera's Friends the Trees

    • By: Jaishree Mishra, Geetika Jain
    • Narrated by: Kirtana Kumar
    • Length: 12 mins
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    Meera, growing up in a mountain village in the foothills of the Himalayas, loves every one of the trees under whose shade she plays. But, one terrifying day, Meera hears of an evil plan by the city-folk to cut down her beloved forests. She knows she must act but what can she do against such powerful enemies? Based on true events, read the story of how Meera saved her trees. This story was inspired by the Chipko Movement, in which the peasant women of Uttaranchal similarly saved their trees from being cut.

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    • Bappa Rawal

    • By: Shwetha E. George
    • Narrated by: Kirtana Kumar
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Folktales form a vital part of every culture around the world. They play their part in preserving the essence of the culture. They can be humorous, inspiring or tales of valour. Bappa, the determined, mischievous and courageous prince fulfils his destiny in this Indian folktale from Rajasthan.

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