The Bridge

Once upon a time two brothers who lived on adjoining farms fell into conflict. It was the first serious rift in 40 years of farming side by side. They had been sharing machinery, trading a labor and g...

The ant and the grasshopper

It was a hot summer day. A grasshopper was lying in the shade, relaxing from the heat of the sun when an ant passed by. The ant was dragging a huge seed in order to store it for the winter...

The Lazy Farmer

The rain gods had been smiling the whole night. The roads were muddy and the potholes were filled to the brim.  It was the day for the market and Raju the farmer was riding his cart along the country ...

The Dog At The Well

A dog and her pups lived on a farm, where there was a well. The mother dog told the pups, do not go near the well or play around it. One of the pups wondered why they shouldn’t go to the well and decided to explore it...

The Pot of the Wit

Once Emperor Akbar became very angry at his favorite minister Birbal. He asked Birbal to leave the kingdom and go away. Accepting the command of the Emperor, Birbal left the kingdom and started workin...

Education

A hole in the fence
In a small village, a little boy lived with his parents. The boy was quick to anger and taunt others with his words. His bad temper made him use words that hurt others...
The Flies and The Honey
A jar of honey was upset and the sticky sweetness flowed out on the table. The sweet smell of the honey soon brought a large number of Flies buzzing around...
Learning from Mistakes
Thomas Edison tried two thousand different materials in search of a filament for the light bulb. When none worked satisfactorily, his assistant complained, “All our work is in vain. We have learned no...
The Camel And The Baby
One day, a camel and her baby were chatting. The baby asked, “Mother, why do we have humps?” The mother replied, “Our humps are for storing water so that we can survive in the desert”...

Fables

The Swallow and the Crow
The Swallow and the Crow had an argument one day about their plumage...
The Hares and the Frogs
Hares, as you know, are very timid. The least shadow, sends them scurrying in fright to a hiding place. Once they decided to die rather than live in such misery...
Wealth without a Value
A Miser had buried his gold in a secret place in his garden. Every day he went to the spot, dug up the treasure and counted it piece by piece to make sure it was all there. He made so many trips that ...
The Porcupine and The Snakes
A Porcupine was looking for a good home. At last he found a little sheltered cave, where lived a family of Snakes. He asked them to let him share the cave with them, and the Snakes kindly consented...

Family

The Bundle of Sticks
Once upon a time, there was an old man who lived in a village with his three sons. Although his three sons were hard workers, they quarreled all the time. The old man tried to unite them but failed...
Five More Minutes
While at the park one day, a woman sat down next to a man on a bench near a playground.  “That’s my son over there,” she said, pointing to a little boy in a red sweater who was gliding down the slide....
Dream weaver
"That one’s for you, Daddy!" yelled Matthew Ryan Emrich, not yet nine, looking to the sky, as he circled the bases with his fist held high.
Tommy’s essay
Soon Tommy’s parents, who had recently separated, would arrive for a conference on his failing schoolwork and disruptive behavior. Neither parent knew that I had summoned the other...

Inspiration

The Seven Wonders
Anna was a 9-year-old girl from the small village.  She finished attending elementary school till 4th grade at her village.  For the 5th grade onwards, she will have to get an admission in a school at...
The miracle bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge that spans the river between Manhattan and Brooklyn is simply an engineering miracle. In 1883, a creative engineer, John Roebling, was inspired by an idea for this spectacular bridge project...
Baby Camel and Mother
A mother and a baby camel were lying around, and suddenly the baby camel asked, “mother, may I ask you some questions? The mother said, “Sure! Why son, is there something bothering you? Baby said, “Wh...
The Foolish Monkey
It was a cold and silent night. The weather was freezing cold. A group of monkeys was on a tree. They were clinging to its branches. One of the monkeys said, “I wish we could find some fire. It will help us to keep warm”...

Life

When Adversity Knocks
Asha was getting frustrated and tired of life, so she asked her father what to do. Her father told her to bring an egg, two tea leaves, and a potato. He then brought out three vessels, filled them with water and placed them on the stove...
The Goose and the Golden Egg
There was once a Countryman who possessed the most wonderful Goose you can imagine, for every day when he visited the nest, the Goose had laid a beautiful, glittering, golden egg...
The Wise Old Man
A wealthy man requested an old scholar to wean his son away from his bad habits.  The scholar took the youth for a stroll through a garden. Stopping suddenly he asked the boy to pull out a tiny plant ...
Five More Minutes
While at the park one day, a woman sat down next to a man on a bench near a playground.  “That’s my son over there,” she said, pointing to a little boy in a red sweater who was gliding down the slide....

Love

Puppies for sale
A little boy appeared under the store owner’s sign, “Puppies for Sale.” “How much are you going to sell the puppies for?” he asked.
Until Death does us Apart
When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.  Suddenly I didn’t k...
The prettiest angel
For the past 20 years I have spoken to all kinds of audiences in the character of Benjamin Franklin, complete with costume. One day, I was visiting and talking with pupils of a primary school...
Where I’m belonging
A little girl whose parents had died lived with her grandmother and slept in an upstairs bedroom. One night, there was a fire in the house and the grandmother perished while trying to rescue the child...

Motivation

Looking at Mirror
One day all the employees reached the office and they saw a big advice on the door on which it was written: “Yesterday the person who has been hindering your growth in this company passed away. We inv...
Hello World!
Beginning today I will no longer worry about yesterday. It is in the past and the past will never change. Only I can change by choosing to do so....
Mother’s Love for a Boy
One day Thomas Edison came home and gave a paper to his mother. He told her, “My teacher gave this paper to me and told me to only give it to my mother.” His mother’s eyes were tearful as she read the...
Don’t screw over your friends
Vijay and Raju were friends. One day while on holiday, exploring a forest, they saw a bear coming towards them...

Funny

Three Rooms in Hell
A guy dies and is sent to hell. Satan meets him, shows him doors to three rooms, and says he must choose one to spend eternity in.
A Wife's Duty
A woman accompanied her husband to the doctor's office. After his checkup, the doctor called the wife into his office alone.
I have to show her
Everybody's heard of the Air Force's ultra-high-security,super-secret base in Nevada, known simply as "Area 51?" 
The Artist
An artist asked the gallery owner if there had been any interest in his paintings on display at that time.