Monday, Jan 30, 2023

short story for kids


Picture Book Beats: The Silence of the (H)Ears

April 04, 2022 8:04 pm

It is the marvel that picture books are, gathering the deepest life lessons within their folds in the simplest of ways. If only we care to read between the powerful lines and visuals.


January 04, 2022 11:40 am

SPECIAL TO THE EXPRESS: Of the sea and a match made in the wrong kind of heaven

Short story for kids: The Girl Who Could Not Stop Laughing by Meera Ganapathi

September 08, 2020 11:04 am

"When T. Sundari told him what was bothering her, Skandu Anna, who was usually the serious sort, burst out laughing. T. Sundari wondered if this was a family problem. Did they all have the same laughing disease?"

Short story for kids: Angry Akku by Vinayak Varma

September 06, 2020 5:38 pm

"In no time, Akku had forgotten all about the STUPID BRICK that made her trip and fall. And about the BAD BOY who laughed at her. And about the IDLI-STEALING CROW. And Akku even forgot about being ANGRY."

Satyajit Ray at 99: An extract from The Final Adventures of Professor Shonku

May 02, 2020 3:10 pm

"Ever since my days as a student, when I’d read H.G. Wells’s amazing book, The Time Machine, I’ve nursed this great aspiration to invent such a machine myself. The desire is no longer confined to wishful thinking alone."

World Disability Day 2019: My Brother's Wheeeeelchair, a short story for kids

December 03, 2019 4:31 pm

International Day of Disabled Persons 2019: Read this story in rhyme by Salil Chaturvedi with your child to talk to them about disability and instill the values of inclusivity and empathy in them.

Read these short stories on mythology with your kids

October 28, 2019 5:50 pm

Diwali 2019: "Hanuman is immediately sent to Ayodhya to inform about the return of the king and queen. The city is decked up with lights. When the exiled royals reach the city, they find it gleaming with lamps."

A Dussehra story for kids: The best Hanuman by Deepa Agarwal

October 17, 2019 11:17 am

Hanuman Stories: Hanuman and Ravana masks, all yelling to draw attention to their wares. The festival of Dussehra, which commemorated Lord Rama’s victory over the ten-headed demon Ravana, was just a few days away and the excitement seemed to infect everyone.

Goddess Durga: A folk tale for kids to understand the feminine energy

October 07, 2019 7:10 pm

This is truly an epic story of good over evil and all-knowing power of the feminine energy that bonds the entire universe together.

Durga Puja: The story of the goddess and her incarnations

October 07, 2019 7:14 pm

Goddess Durga Story: Another name for Durga is Durgatinashini which means ‘the one who eliminates suffering’. Her name thus indicates her role as the one who protects her devotees and removes evil from the world.