Retold Stories

TaleTown stories based on fables or folklore, and tales from across the world retold by Rajeev Wadhwa

  • Sweet SorrowFunny tragic story: Rejecting Rejection

    A necessary survival skill in the modern world.

    How Rosh learns to deal with his New Zealand job rejection letters…

  • DON'T TOUCHThe Chapel Service takes its toll on little Josh's mind, when he attends one at Hosh's Boarding School one weekend.

    Funny story with retold Christian jokes...

  • Fighting after love!When soul mates turn into sole mates, nothing is sacrosanct.

    Rosh retaliates with naughty women jokes, but Isha finds the retold sexist jokes funny.

  • Monk chanting and praying in Samye Monastery, Tibet, January 2011 (Photo: Erik Törner, IMs bildarkiv)"And have you tamed your mind yet, my knowledgable husband?" Isha teased, clearing the dinner table.

    He smiled and replied, "No my dear, not yet. I try often, but I always fail."

  • 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."

  • Indian Food in Tampa Bay Area (Lara Cerri for VISIT FLORIDA)Learn to easily cook tempered coriander coconut chutney.

    Isha teaches Hosh how to simply modify quantity & recipe of this side dish to suit different palates.

  • Bald Eagle In Tree"An eagle was sitting on a tree resting," answered Rosh, remembering an old online joke he'd read, "doing nothing."

    "A little rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do nothing?"

  • Hajj 2010 / 1431H"No," said Kabir, "but please give my regards to the Allah of Mecca."

    The friend was puzzled.

    "Is there a different Allah in Mecca?" he asked.

  • 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.

  • breaking bread"What possible good can there be?" he whispered.

    "For me? In the destruction of my life's work? My wealth? My confidence?"

  • FireBuddhist Story: The Burden

    Most burdens we carry, like anger, are burdens of the mind.

    Leave them behind to move on...

  • Loving Couple‘The Considerate Husband’ is an effort to understand the female mind!

    Funny story on how the final 3 wishes of a dying man were interpreted by his loving wife...

  • Push yourself“Involuntarily, she returned his smile but kept her peace. She decided to ignore the cookie hustler, hesitatingly munching away at the bikkie.”

    “But troubles don’t generally go away when we ignore them. They persist or become bolder, until we can ignore them no more.”

  • Four CandlesThe story of The Four Candles.

    Darkness breeds fear. But so long as there is Hope...

    ... Peace, Faith and Love can be rekindled again in Life.

  • Le Jour ni l’Heure 6617 : Louis-Maurice Boutet de Monvel, 1850-1913, Le Bon Samaritain, 1878, musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans, Loiret, région Centre, mardi 7 août 2012, 14:47:49Spiritual Story: The Good Samaritan

    Being good is risky. So, what was Jesus’ message in that Christian parable?

    What is the purpose of religion in our lives?

  • MinnowsZhuangzi knew about the happiness of fish, but Huizi’s skepticism only gets him circular answers.

    Funny story of the famous Chinese philosopher’s clever rejoinders...

  • Inter-species Bonding:  Miniature Horse meets Miniature GoatFunny business management story" The Horse & The Goat

    Interesting and insightful corporate lessons.

    The secret to survival in our corporate world is …

  • Elephant laughing out loudFunny Story: The Jester Returns

    Rosh responds with classical elephant jokes when Hosh grills his tired father on elephants.

     

  • Touch,feel,power“Everything he touched turned instantly into gold. It was miraculous!"

    "He touched a tree. Gold! He touched a stone. Gold! He touched a piece of shit. Gold!”

    “Wow!” said Josh, “I really want that golden touch. Can Dionysus make me rich too? ”

  • question-mark-dice"But I don't understand, Pa," Josh concluded. "Looks to me like the hermit justified everything that happened, as being the right thing, after it had already happened."

    "But hindsight is not really wisdom."