Stories in English

Dance away your fears: Inspirational Teachers Day Story

Dance away your fears

Deepak hated the stage but this Teachers Day it was all set to change. Dance away your fears: Story by Manjari Shulka Deepak was reluctant to go to school, as the instructions from his class teacher rang in his mind. Yesterday, he had made it mandatory for all the students to participate in the Teachers Day celebrations. His mother sensed …

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Janmashtami: Story of Lord Krishna’s birth

Janmashtami: Story of Lord Krishna's birth

Janmashtami: Story of Lord Krishna birth – Old King Ugrasena of Mathura (Uttar Pradesh, India) had two children, Prince Kamsa and Princess Devaki. While King Ugrasena was a good king, Prince Kamsa was a ruthless tyrant. Now Princess Devaki was to wed a nobleman named Vasudeva. Kamsa out of the love he bore for his sister decided to be the …

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Miracle Park: Story on importance of playgrounds in child development

Miracle Park: Story on importance of playgrounds in child development

Twelve year old Anil had just finished his breakfast when he heard his name being called. He came out. It was Azhar his best friend. “Have you heard Anil?” “Heard what Ajju?” Anil sighed and asked. It was Azhar’s habit to start every conversation with a question. “Someone is trying to destroy our Park and build a shopping complex in …

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Time Pass Uncle: Heartwarming Story Of Hindu-Muslim Harmony

Time Pass Uncle: Heartwarming Stories Of Hindu-Muslim Harmony

“Time pass chana- phalli,” Hari heard the all-familiar booming voice as he stepped out of the school gate. “Nampalli, Lingampalli, Kukatpalli, Marredpalli, time pass chana-phalli,” the voice rose above the din. Hari ran towards the owner of the voice. “Time Pass Uncle!” “Hari beta, I was looking for you,” replied Shauqat Ali. Hari’s Time Pass Uncle. Shauqat Ali sold chana …

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4th of July Funny Story: Extended family cook-out

4th of July Funny Short Story - Extended family cook-out

4th of July Funny Story – One year, Jim’s family was having the “extended family” 4th of July cookout at their home. One of the special treats that year was the lighting of the fireworks (Roman candles, bottle rockets, missile batteries, etc.) they had bought out of state (they’re illegal in their state, of course!) 4th of July Funny Story: …

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Story of Tansen’s Music Teacher: Song of Songs

Tansen's Music Teacher

Slowly, gently, the exhausted musician laid his tanpura on the carpet. The exquisite strains of raag darbari still vibrated within the hall. Emperor Akbar looked up, his eyes lit with admiration. “Wonderful!” he said. “Superb! I listen to you every day, but I can’t seem to have enough!” Tansen bowed in silent gratitude. “I think you have the most wonderful …

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A Lantern As Big As A House: Sybil Wettasinghe

A Lantern As Big As A House: Sybil Wettasinghe

The festival of Vesak takes place in May, at a time when the full moon seems to shine with special brightness and splendor. It is a feast in honor of the Lord Buddha, and people’s hearts are filled with fervor as they flock to their temples to honor him. They bring offerings of milk-and-rice gruel and long thin sticks of …

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The Greatest of These: Joseph Mills Hanson

Children's Christmas Story: The Greatest of These

Two cantankerous farmers sit in their small farmhouse on Christmas Eve, reliving fond childhood memories of the season. When they learn of a poor neighboring farmer whose family will do without this holiday, the two of them resolve to play Santa Claus in this charming story of friendship and good will. The outside door swung open suddenly, letting a cloud …

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