Retold Stories

Stories & tales retold by Rajeev Wadhwa

  • Abhi Toh Main Jawaan Hun

    Malika PukhrajMalika Pukhraj's iconic rendition of Hafeez Jalandhari's urdu nazm ‘Abhi Toh Main Jawaan Hun’ made them both legends in Indian sub-continent.

    Lyrics explained.

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 01

    IMG_3047Retold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 01.

    Will Alibaba’s fearful mind risk danger?

    Fear clouds opportunities, time & reflection reveal them.

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 02

    Old Man and the Donkey...Retold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 02.

    Alibaba stole from thieves. Is stealing from thieves wrong?

    Beliefs are dangerous, yet useful. Why?

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 03

    balanceRetold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 03.

    Qasim's clever wife stumbles upon Alibaba's secret. This strains their relationship.

    Trust once lost, is not easily regained.

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 04

    Saleh GesemRetold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 04

    Qasim gets to the treasure, but can he get it out?

    Stressed minds make mistakes. Mistakes can be fatal.

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 05

    Gold Mohur Coin, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, 1889Retold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 05

    With slave-girl Marjina, Alibaba plans full Islamic burial rites for Qasim, but how to avoid suspicion?

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 06

    Pamela MachadoRetold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 06

    Marjina convinces the Haqeem that Qasim is very sick & then Mustafa to go blindfolded to sew the corpse.

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 07

    Funeral processionRetold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 07.

    Alibaba observes Qasim's full mourning rituals. But why wash a dead body if you bury or burn it anyway?

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 08

    Old man [ 22 ] - Elder 3Retold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 08

    With mutual distrust growing, thieves widen their search and discover Mustafa.

    He tells a noteworthy tale...

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 09

    Reflected gloryRetold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 09

    The blindfolded Mustafa leads the thief to Alibaba's house.

    The home is marked, but Marjina foils the ID.

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 10

    A farmer's pride

    Retold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 10

    Another bandit marks Alibaba’s house but Marjina is vigilant.

    Rosh discusses Dozakh, Jannat, Life, death...

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 11

    (animated stereo) Bedouin (?) camp, Sinai (circa 1920)Retold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 11

    Captain of the thieves identifies Alibaba’s house & returns to hatch a deadly plan.

    Death comes knocking...

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 12

    Aqaba PalaceRetold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 12

    Discovering thieves hidden in oil barrels frightens Marjina to death.

    Could one literally die from fear?

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 13

    BarrelRetold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 13

    What could Marjina do to save Alibaba's household?

    Throw boiling water on hidden bandits? Burn barrels?

  • Be Informed To Spot Opportunities

    SnaresBe informed to spot opportunities in business & life.

    Learning business management becomes easy, when Sunny shows the benefits of being informed using a nun joke...

  • Check Mate

    Check, MateFunny story with retold men jokes, like:

    What do men and beer bottles have in common? What do men and sperm have in common?...

    What's the difference between men and...

  • Company Policy

    managementRosh lampoons Company Policy again, when his quarterly pay review delivers no increments.

    Funny business management story with retold jokes on company policies...

  • Complementary Relationships

    Call for volunteers at the world’s largest Donkey SanctuaryUsing funny equations, Satyadev shows that complementary relationships exist between men who earn money & women who spend money.

    Making them both donkeys... Joke.

  • Cooking Rosh Style

    Halloween chefCooking Rosh style turns out to be an interesting culinary adventure for Rosh and Isha, much more exciting than the quiet candlelight dinner they had planned.

     

  • Cracked Pot

    The Parable of the Cracked PotWe're all cracked pots, but can still be useful.

    The parable of the cracked pot teaches Rosh that succeeding despite our imperfections can lead to fulfillment.