“The Brahmin’s Dream” A Story from Panchtantra. There lived a poor Brahmin in a village. He used to beg for a living and sometimes go without food for many days. One day, he got a pot full of flour. He was very happy. He took the pot home and hung it up near his bed. He lay on his bed and gazed at the pot. Soon he fell fast asleep and started dreaming. He dreamt that if a famine came to the land, he could sell the flour for a good price. Aiaiyoo… lot of money. People would outbid each other. He would finally sell it for 20 rupees. What happened next, listen to the full story..
“The Loyal Mongoose” Panchatantra story which tells us what happens when one takes a decision in haste. Once there was a farmer who lived with his wife and his infant son in a village. One day while returning from the fields, the farmer found a little mongoose lying near the road. The farmer picked it up and bought it at his home. He told his wife that the little mongoose would be a pet for their son. His wife did not like the idea of having a mongoose near their son but accepted reluctantly.The farmer tendered the wounds of the mongoose and gave it food and water. The mongoose recovered very quickly. One day, the farmer’s wife had to go to the market. She put her son to sleep and asked her husband to look after him. What happened next, listen to the full story..
“The Mouse that ate Iron” A story from Panchtantra about how a lie never goes undetected. Once, there was a rich merchant called Nandu. Time passed and his business turned for the worst. Soon it was so bad that he lost all his money. He decided to leave the city. He was only left with one iron beam. Leaving his town, Nandu wanted to meet his good friend Bhondu. He requested him to keep the beam with him till he returns. Nandu traveled far for many years and worked very hard. He soon became rich again, returned to his town, bought a new house, and opened a very large shop. One day, Nandu went to meet his friend Bhondu. Nandu asked Bhondu to return his beam. Bhondu had no intentions of returning it as he knew when sold, it would fetch him a good price. What happened next, listen to the full story..
“Unfaithful Crocodile” Story of crocodile and a monkey and how crocodile gets greedy and ruins their friendship while the clever monkey saves his life. There lived a monkey on a big cherry tree near the lake. One day, a crocodile came out of the lake and rested himself under the tree. Seeing the crocodile, the monkey was scared and asked, “Who are you and what are you doing under my tree?” What happened next, listen to the full story..