TaleTown stories & retold tales on or about relationships
Insightful 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
Retold 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.
Retold 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?
Retold 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...
Retold Arabian Nights tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves - 21
Thirst for vengeance rejuvenates the Captain.
He rides back to the city to discover more about his enemy
"Animals also have some special dietary needs," Josh agreed, "You can't feed your goldfish chicken bones."
"The bone is probably bigger than the fish anyway!" Rosh joked, "And you can't get your dog to eat grass clippings".
"I don't think I could handle any more stammering animals, pet," Isha smiled down at him, "One's enough in this household."
"And by the way, animals do stammer!"
"Senior Management is happy as it believes the workforce has become efficient, customers are happy because they believe the company is delivering value for money, and workers won't squeal because they need jobs. Whoever bells the cat, won't be making any friends. So, I guess for the moment, we have a stalemate."
"As long as he pretends that you are getting a fair wage", she responded, "you can pretend you're working hard. Outlast him."
Insightful Story: Are You A Leaf Or Root?
Tyler Perry’s Tree analogy.
His tree test classifies people into three types: Leaf People, Branch People & Root People
Insightful Story: Awakening
As the Waitakere Ranges awaken, Hosh wonders if it isn’t the love we feel that makes us notice serenity & observe the wonder around us?
“How are you feeling, Richard?” Hosh asked.
"I've never felt better, Doc” Richard beamed back, “I have a 20-year-old bride now. And she is pregnant with my child. What do you think about that?"
“If we want to be great, we should learn to have habits of the great. Discussing people and their follies, like we are, is futile. In doing that, we become no more than the three raindrops.”
“Raindrops?” Josh was perplexed.
Funny 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...
Rosh lampoons Company Policy again, when his quarterly pay review delivers no increments.
Funny business management story with retold jokes on company policies...
Funny Story: Complementary Relationships
Retold joke on why men earn and why women spend money.
Using comical equations, Satyadev shows that both are donkeys.
Cooking 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.
“Master the Diderot Effect”, Rosh said simply, “Diderot’s story had a lesson. That poverty has its freedoms; opulence has its obstacles.”
“Hundreds of years before Diderot, Kabir preached the same message. That less is more. Be happy as you are. मन लागो मेरो यार फकीरी में (mann laago mero yaar fakiri mein).”
“I won’t forget to smile”, he said, nuzzling her lovingly “as I face my fears. But do you know how to protect yourself against lightning strikes?”
His face was serious again. She didn’t know what she would do when the crash came, but it didn’t matter.
"When people live as intimately together as couples do, there aren't many secrets left."
"Distance creates mystique, familiarity breeds contempt."
"Love loses its glamour when you are under the same sheets, smelling each other's farts."
Thrilling Story: Encounter in the alley
A father returns to his estranged son after six years. But the son has learnt to survive without him.
Can they reunite?
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