Indian Stories

Indian stories, tales from India, stories about India or Indians, British India, or the Indian subcontinent before or after partition.

  • Sunrise at KanyakumariThis was Cape of Comorin - the Cape Reinga of India – almost at the southernmost tip of the peninsula. We were in a town called Kanyakumari in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu.

    Contrary to the sensational popular belief that Kanyakumari lies at the meeting point of three bodies of water, the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, it is surrounded by only one: the Laccadive Sea.

  • Mother and daughter chat in front of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial

    Glimpses of greatness can be seen all around us, not just in ancient avatars and famous leaders.

    Necessity and opportunity creates heroes out of ordinary beings.

  • President Tusk attends the European Ceremony of Honour for the former German Chancellor Helmut KohlStory On People & Places: God’s Favourites

    Witty story on leading Indian film celebrities, Indian politicians, and influential world leaders who died in 2017-18

     

  • Gupta empire map.pngInformative story: Golden Age Of India.

    Guptas oversaw a period of great cultural & artistic excellence...

    and remarkable achievements in many science & technologies...

  • From Andalur Kavu, ThalasseryInformative story: Greater India

    How India influenced the art and cultures of Southeast Asian nations like Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand & Sri Lanka etc.

  • An Ash Smeared Naga Sadhu Smoking PotHow to handle Durvasas? How to deal with people you don’t like?

    Why did Rishi Durvaasa curse Indra? Insightful story on sage Durvasa of the Hindu mythology

  • Evening over kumaon range"I want Happiness," a man had once asked Buddha.

    Watching Nainital from China Peak, Rosh remembers Buddha, and receives secrets of peace and happiness.

  • Panchtantra brahmin goat thugThe first of the rogues approached him and asked, “Where are you going with that donkey on your back?”

    “Does this look like a donkey to you?” retorted the Brahmin mockingly, “I’ve been gifted a goat for my services.”

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    Spiritual Story: Jai Jagdish Hare

    Rosh explains the lyrics of Jai Jagdish Hare, famous song from legendary film Anand Math.

    How should one live their life today? With faith, and fearless action!

  • Sangre Flamenca"I know what music is. It is the rhythm in everything alive. Whether it flows through a didgeridoo or a flute, sounds from dead hollows in wood can make a moribund heart come alive."

    "Knowing comes from the head. But knowing about music can't create music. Music comes from the heart. When it is felt by the heart. Feeling is enough."

  • Ephesians 5:14"That can't really be true!" exclaimed Josh, "You can't just wake up once you are truly dead."

    "Well, Jesus is said to have risen from the dead," said Rosh, "What makes you think he was the only one to do so?"

    "Jesus did," remarked Josh, "because he could. He was the son of God."

  • Playing Dead"Let Buddh help you reach that ultimate point. Then certainly, if you meet him there, kill him. You will be truly free."

    "Then why are Zen masters," asked Josh, "who teach their disciples to kill the Buddh on the way, still clinging on to Buddh themselves?"

  • Author Unknown Trust is like a piece of paper. Once it's crumpled, it can't be perfect againA King invited a famous visiting astrologer to study his horoscope and tell him about his future.

    The astrologer was quite learned.

    He studied it thoroughly and did his calculations well. Finally, he gave his verdict.

  • UntitledLet the song arise, let the instrument play.

    Osho’s poetry extols intoxication – whether in communion or committal.

    Spiritual story which became a love story...

  • Palace complexShe sought the help of another guard instead. But when he learnt more of the task required, he refused too.

    Guards spoke to other guards. Attendants mentioned it to other attendants. News spread in the palace like wildfire.

  • Therukoothu - Street PlayMahabharat and modern Bharat characters compared.

    Duryodhan & Rahul Gandhi, Bhishma & Advani, Arjun & Narendra Modi, Karna & Manmohan Singh, Shakuni & Kejriwal, Dhritrashtra & Sonia, Krishna & Abdul Kalam, Chanakya

  • Curry Kapitan Chicken"Why did you wait before putting in the onions?" asked Hosh.

    "Because we want to remove the odor from the mustard oil. Usually 5 minutes on high heat is enough, but you can always tell by the colour of the oil. When it goes pale, it is done. If you were using olive oil, you would only need to wait half the time."

  • Yogurt savory drink"In India, flavoring ingredients such as asafoetida, black salt, sea salt, fresh ground ginger, green mango, green chilies, pepper, lime or lemon juice, Amla (gooseberry), Jira (cumin seeds), coriander, mint and curry leaves are mixed with Chaach to enhance its digestion-aiding properties."

    "Traditional buttermilk contains probiotic microbes which are beneficial to the gut and improve immunity when taken regularly."

  • Sanitary Pad ProductionInspiring Story: Murugan - The Padman

    Arunachalam Muruganantham revolutionized menstrual health for poor Indian rural women with his low-cost sanitary pad maker

     

  • VividInsightful Story: My Vivid God

    With translation and meanings of Punjabi Song ‘Sahib De Rang Neyare’

    A grateful heart is happy, as it overflows with wonderment.