Author: Payel Roy

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Mar 29

Not So Easy

We should always be prepared to bear the results of what we do to others because whatever goes round comes round.   Once there lived a poor Brahmin Pandit in the city of Dharmashala with his four daughters. He had managed to wed three of them but could not collect money to marry off the…

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Mar 29

Tit for Tat

This is a moralistic story. There was a lazy woman who had to come out of her laziness in order to save her daughter.     In the village of Saguna lived a woman with her daughter. Her husband had died in an accident. But Sarala was too lazy to work. She lived on the…

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This is a story when there was child marriage in India. The groom is going to his in-laws house to get his adolescent bride.   Bhola was married to Madhavi when they were children. Bhola was now sixteen and his bride thirteen. His mother was growing old and feeble so he asked him to go…

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Blind trust on no one is good.   In the middle of a forest lived a fox. He was considered very clever by all and hence called Panditji. The entire fox community used to send their children to Panditji to learn. This fox pandit was very clever he used to acquire a good deal of…

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This is a story where the people of a country tries to identify an animal.   Once upon a time, they lived a king. He had a huge kingdom. There was no dearth of anything except knowledgeable clever men. There was a huge river flowing through the centre of his kingdom stretching its tributaries and…

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This story is a myth on how different languages came in to the world.   At first when the world was created, all men spoke the same language.  They all lived together under the stars. But to protect themselves against nature they wanted to build a house. They started building the house; one storey after…

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This is a story I used to hear a lot as a child. From this story I learnt that we may not be stronger than our opponent but determination can move mountains. And also to never underestimate myself for my power lies on my will.   Fierce dry winds blew on the rocky mountains of…

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This is the popular myth of Helen’s birth that indirectly contributed to the cause of the battle of Troy.   Helen is the most important figure of Greek mythology. The abduction of Helen by Paris contributed directly to the beginning of the battle of Troy. Helen was the daughter of Zeus and Leda. Her putative…

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MAHABHARATA IS NOT ONLY ITIHASA BUT ITIHASA PURANA AND SO THE POSSIBILITY OF METAPHORS NEVER ENDS.   Draupadi is the most important female character of the epic Mahabharata. She was the daughter of King Drupad, the king of Panchala. She was married to all the five Pandava brothers, Yudhistira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva. She…

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The myth of Sisyphus is a very famous Greek myth. In this myth Sisyphus was punished for his cunningness and betrayal by God King Zeus. King Sisyphus did not like to do anything that would not bear him result. So, Zeus gave him a duty for eternity. He had to push a big rock up…