Indian Stories

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

  • Nainital from AboveNainital nostalgia overtakes Rosh, as he remembers flirting with a girl while holidaying in Nainital.

    His friend Shank had guided the novice lover into romance.

  • The Hymn of God's Word "God Becomes Flesh to Save Mankind"Neither Friend Nor Foe - Insightful story with English translation of lyrics & meanings of

    - ‘Koi dost hai na raqeeb hai’ sung by Jagjit Singh, and

    - Its reprisal ‘Na suboot hai’, sung by Sachin Limaye

  • Marble SplashOcean In A Drop: Philosophical Story On Shankaracharya’s Nirvishesh Advait

    Why does boundless Brahm bind itself in an earthly form?

    Why be the ocean in a drop?

  • Archer silouetteHe plucked an arrow from the quiver, placed it on the bow, and pulled the string.

    "What do you see when you aim?" Dron asked him when he was ready to release his arrow.

  • Raise the dead !The formula for raising the dead, Mrit Sanjivni Mantra, was known to Shukracharya, guru of the Asuras.

    Hindu mythology story of Kach’s resurrections for Devyani

  • Praying BoyInsightful story: Repaying Parental Debt

    Can it never be repaid?

    How is this ancestral debt, which a common man can’t repay even by true service of the parents?

  • BELGIAN movie-poster- ''The Arabian Nights'' 1942"He was a man deeply interested in sex and sexuality," said Rosh.

    "Together with Forster Fitzgerald Arbuthnot, he created The Kama Shastra Society to print and circulate books on sexuality, which were considered pornography at the time of publication and would have been illegal to publish in public at the time."

  • A quarter of tadka"Tadka Chaas is a popular variant in yoghurt drinks, as the crunchiness of tempered spices in chaach gives the drink a bit of body, color as well as bite."

    "Tempering is the brief frying of spices (especially in various South Asian cuisines) to release their aroma. It is a popular garnishing technique used in various parts of India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan."

  • THIS IS WHERE HE'S TAKING US"And what if the other guard also demanded as much?" asked Rosh.

    "Then I would have gone away again and returned another day," answered Josh, "and kept doing it, until I found a guard who let me in without having to pay a bribe."

  • Diwan-e-Aam"Then half he shall have," growled Akbar, "immediately!"

    At the snap of his fingers, soldiers rushed out to the gate and hastily hauled the fearful guard back with them.

  • bank mothers (c) iimcmissioncal.orgInspiring Story: The Power of One

    Dr. Sujit Kumar Brahmochary began IIMC by treating 20 poor Indian kids per day.

    25 years later it was serving 120,000 patients

  • Gurdas Maan, live in concert.Roti Magar, meaning the quest for Roti, is a beautiful Punjabi poem written & sung by Gurdas Maan on the ethos of sustenance.

    Rosh translates & explains lyrics

  • The Immortals of Meluha"Who's he?" asked Rosh.

    "Amish is a young author that Forbes India has ranked among the Top 100 celebrities in India two years in a row," Isha replied, "in 2012 and 2013, and he is younger than you." 

  • From PIGs to HOGs the Scout Sniper way [Image 4 of 7]Reflections on Liam O'Flaherty story, The Sniper.

    War makes enemies out of brothers & neighbors.

    In the darkness within & without, do they know who they shoot at or why?

  • Music's Going Down The Tube (On Explore 24th Nov 2013)"Music was traditionally taught and practiced orally. Sounds transmitted the vibrations of existence long before language developed and became capable of conveying conceptions."

    "Language ensured broader and consistent comprehensibility of ideas through a linguistic code, but words, the code, the language - itself became the bottleneck in communication."

  • Cosmic Consciousness"Subroto asks that if a physical entity like phosphorous can glow on its own, why cannot another physical entity like sound do the same?"

    "Is it because our paradigm of properties of sound with respect to our sound apparatus doesn't allow us to experience this?"

  • Engagement rings, ThailandThe Story Of Chhalla

    Rosh translates the lyrics in various versions of ‘Challa’ in context of the lover’s ring, the boatman’s dead son & Punjab’s current issues

     

  • Planet VisA*Interesting Story: The Two Non-Dualisms

    Shankaracharya’s Unqualified Non-Dualism Nirvisheshadvait compared with Vishisht Advait, Ramanuj’s Qualified Non-Dualism

  • why so serious"Time magazine recently named six inspirational young people in its first class of next generation leaders. People, it said, who are leaders of tomorrow because they are working hard to change their worlds today."

    "A 28-year-old Indian architect, Alok Shetty, is one of them. Why? Because of his pioneering work in designing affordable flood-proof houses for slum dwellers."

  • Tea GradingHow to make traditional spicy tea?

    Isha teaches Hosh about Indian culture & gives tea cooking tips.

    Informative story with delicious Masala Chai cooking recipe.