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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Shivaji and Afzalkhan: How to Overcome a Powerful Enemy

Death of Afzal Khan at the hands of Shivaji

On occasion of birth Anniversary of Shivaji, we are presenting a story from his life. Shivaji was a great warrior King and he established the Maratha empire in the second half of 1600s. In this story, Shivaji used guile to overpower Afzal Khan, who was a very powerful warrior. The moral of this story is …

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Hot Tea And Warm Rugs- Story About Winter

Baalgatha Story Hot Tea

In this story, a little girl describes the sights, sounds, festivals and of course food that makes winter enjoyable. You can listen to Hot Tea and Warm Rugs by clicking below. This is from the Storyweaver collection of Pratham Books, written by Mala Kumar and Manisha Chaudhary, illustrated by Priya Kuriyan. You can learn more …

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Guru Gobind Singh- The Expert Marksman (Story with Moral)

Story from the life of Guru Gobind Singh on Baalgatha Podcast

In this episode, we narrate a story from the life of Guru Gobind Singh ji, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs. Today (January 5, 2017) marks his 350th anniversary. The moral of this story is that with discipline and practice, one can not only become strong and achieve great things, but we can also help …

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Four Friends and a Lion: Panchatantra Story in English

Four Friends and a Lion

This is a story from Panchatantra, in which four friends come across a skeleton while travelling in a forest. Three friends try to show off their knowledge by bringing the animal, in this case a lion to life, while the fourth, uses common sense and climbs a tree. The lion kills the three friends, the …

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The Eagle And The Crow. Story from Panchatantra

The Crow and the Eagle

The eagle and the crow is a story from Panchatantra.In this story, a crow who tries to imitate the actions of an Eagle and gets into trouble. The moral of this story is that one should not imitate others. Do you have an awesome Kids’ story that you would like to share? You can write …