Category: Podcast


फिर एक बार ख़रगोश और कछुआ – EK Bar Phir Khargosh Aur Kachua (Hindi)

EK Bar Phir Khargosh Aur Kachua

This is a story from the Storyweaver Collection from Pratham Books, in which a Hare and a Tortoise once again participate in a race. However, this time it is a race against time: they have to deliver a message to the King of the neighbouring forest, and return the same day. Listen to this story …


The Hare And The Tortoise Again- Storyweaver

Hare and Tortoise Once Again- Storyweaver on Baalgatha Podcast

Remember how the slow and steady tortoise beat the arrogant hare in that great race long ago? Now the two are back together again, and they have a task to complete. Each knows that he cannot do it without the other, but can these two big rivals work together?This is a story from the Storyweaver …


The Grey Brown- Story by Gauri Awasthi Winner of Baalgatha Storytelling Competition

Baalgatha Storytelling Competition winner Gauri Awasthi- The Grey Brown

We are excited to publish a prizewinning story under the Baalgatha storytelling competition : The Grey Brown by Gauri Awasthi. We found this story to be very interesting, and very different from the stories that we have published so far. In Gauri’s own words, I have written a story called ‘The Grey Brown’. The genre …


शेर की चमड़ी में गधा पंचातंत्र की कहानी (The Ass in Lion’s Skin)

शेर की चमड़ी में गधा पंचातंत्र की कहानी The Ass in Lion's Skin. Story in Hindi

This is the story of a donkey (gadha) who wears the skin of a lion.  Here the ass’s master puts the lion’s skin over his beast and turns it loose to feed in the grain fields during his travels. The village watchman is usually too terrified to do anything but finally one of them raises …


Stories About The Festival of Holi

The Story of Holi. Listen on Baalgatha Podcast

On the occasion of the festival of Holi, we present to you The Story of Holi. Rather, this is a collection of short tales and legends from different parts of India that are associated with this festival of colors. These include the story of Holika and Prahlad, and of course the story of Radha and …


Onakke Obavva’s Bravery : How To Overcame A Powerful Enemy Using Presence of Mind

THe hole where Onakke Obavva stood guard

On occasion of Womens’ Day on March 8th, we bring to you a story about an incredible woman- Onakke Obavva. This is a story of her bravery, but also is an example of the dedication of women. Onake Obavva was a woman who fought the forces of Hyder Ali single-handedly with a pestle (Onake) in …


The Battle of Birds and Animals (Hindi) पक्षी और जनवरो की लड़ाई

The story of Swarthi Bats, Birds and Animals

यह कहानी पंचातंत्र से है, जिसमें हम यह सीखते है की अगर हम दल बदलते रहेंगे तो हमारा कोई भी साथ नहीं देगा। चमगादड़ का उदाहरण देकर यह कहानी हमें यह समझती है। यह कहानी अंग्रेज़ी में हम The Selfish Bats इस नाम से प्रकाशित कर चुके है। This is the story involving birds, animals, …


The Story of Veer Savarkar: How a Pen is Mightier Than a Sword

Postal Stamp on Veer Savarkar

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (28 May 1883 – 26 February 1966) was an Indian pro-independence activist, lawyer, politician, poet, writer and playwright. He advocated dismantling the system of caste in Hindu culture and he wrote the book Indian War of Independence. Listen to his story by clicking below How did you find this story? You can …


The Story of Shiva and Mahashivratri

Shiva and Parvati

On occasion of Mahashivratri (the grand night of Lord Shiva) we bring to you two short stories related to this festival. The first story is about a tribal who accidentally showered 1,000 leaves from a bilva tree on to the Shivlinga. In the second story, we narrate how Shiva settled a dispute between Brahma and …


The Wise Monkey चतुर बंदर पंचतंत्र की कहानी

The Wise Monkey Story on Baalgatha Podcast

यह कहानी पंचतंत्र की कहानियों में से एक है। इस कहानी से हमें यह शिक्षा मिलती है की हमें सोच समझ कर निर्णय लेना चाहिए। In this story, a wise monkey, who is leader of the monkeys, saves his clan by his presence of mind. This is a story with a moral that one needs …