The making of Hanumanji

Ronak was feeling bad. The coach was nasty to him. He had given him a scolding in front of his friends, asking him not to show his face if he was not interested in the game. Ronak decided to bury his dream of becoming a footballer. But he still felt…
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The fox looking at the grapes on the vine

Sweet grapes

A fox passed by a grapevine winding around the branches of a tree. He saw a bunch of grapes hanging above. He jumped to snatch some grapes. But the grapes were too high for him. “You have to grow up fox,” said a monkey living on the tree; “here take…
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A home for BulBul

A pair of bulbuls flew into a field and spotted a large tree with spread-out branches. “Let’s build our home here,” said Mrs. Bulbul. “This seems to be a nice place to raise our family.” The bulbuls built a cozy nest on a large shady branch. Mrs. Bulbul laid her…
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No one works for me

Hira lived all alone. His children had grown up and left for the town to take up jobs. His wife lived with their eldest son. Reluctant to leave his village, Hira lived alone. Hira used to do odd jobs for the villagers. He was hard working and he was in…
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Flying lesson

There was once a little bird who refused to fly out. “Come on, baby, a bird has to fly,” said mama. “Not today,” said the little bird. Mama discussed this with Papa. “Will my little one ever fly, I wonder,” she said. Papa was least worried. “He will. Just you…
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Tenali Tales: Raman the horse trainer

An Arab brought a shipload of horses from Persia. Many in the court of king Krishnadevaraya bought the horses from the Arab. Raman maintained that Vijayanagara’s horses were superior to the horses from Arabia. The ministers who bought the Arabian horses challenged Raman to prove this point in a horse race.…
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