Stories With Poetry

TaleTown Stories with poetry, poem, song, nazm, ghazal, geet, gaana, kavita, shayari or with meanings & explanation of lyrics

  • rings on the riverInsightful Story: A Land Too Far

    Lyrics in various versions of ‘Chhalla’ translated in context of the lover’s ring, boatman’s dead son & Punjab’s current issues

     

  • 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.

  • Gandhi spinning CharkhaInsightful Story: Bedsheet For The Soul

    Rosh explains the lyrics of Kabir’s iconic poem 'Jhini Chadaria', in which he calls the human body a finely woven tapestry

  • The fondest wishFunny Story: Desires

    Unknown desires emerged from the depths of his mind. Rosh weaved them into a funny poem for Isha.

    Their kids jumped in, singing & banging…

  • Ankara's Kocatepe MosqueInsightful story: Drink In The Mosque

    Is any place holier than other?

    Funny tale with Urdu Shayari Of Ghalib, Mir, Iqbal, Faraz & Wasi on where to drink alcohol

  • magic eye // I have been tagged

    Nothing changes in the world around you, yet your world changes completely.

    The eye sees. The eye of the beholder is the key.

  • Snow Monkeys, Macaca (Macaca fuscata) (Japanse makaak) in het Jigokudani Monkey Park, nabij Nagano in Japan ….Interesting Parenting Story: Five Little Monkeys

    Hosh learns counting via an old nursery rhyme, in which 5 monkeys keep jumping off the bed, bumping their heads.

     

  • Error HaikuRosh recounts funny Haiku Error Messages from Salon Challenge, when his laptop freezes.

    Interesting story with Japanese Zen Poetry on computer & windows errors.

  • 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.

  • Anand Math (1952).jpg

    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!

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Love Many Things...Rosh waited. She came over and melted in his arms. Despite being depleted, he grew more aware of her.

    Slowly, hesitatingly, she began.

  • God rays in Israel'What do I care about most?' he thought.

    And it came to him suddenly, 'I don't want to lose my father.'

  • 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

  • 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

     

  • Ethiopia - Muslim tomb (next door)Insightful story: This Too Shall Pass

    Shakir taught the Sufi fakir that fate doesn't care whether a person is good or bad.

    Life is about constant change.

  • Chanting Ved"What we do in life, what choices we make in life comes from our perception of who we are."

    "But that still doesn't make it clearer for me how I am that?" asked Josh. "How can I be the same as you, or one with Nature or God?"

  • Buddha Quote 103What kinship do we have with the world, asks Kabir, haman duniya se yari kya?

    Kabir’s sufi Ghazal: Haman hai ishq mastana, haman ko hoshiyari kya explained.