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The Animal School

Once upon a time the animals decided they must do something heroic to meet the problems of a ...
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Different Worlds

Alexander the Great and Sadhu dialogue via translator in India From Red Earth and Pouring Rain by Vikram ...
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The Danger of a Single Story

I was also an early writer, and when I began to write, at about the age of seven ...
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The Blind Men and the Elephant

It was six men of Indostan To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all ...
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Parenting, back in those days…

Back in those days - and let me stress that I am not talking about the 19th century ...
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A Story & A Song

A housewife knew a story. She also knew a song. But she kept them to herself, never told ...
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The Modern Myth

The Modern Myth Symbols, Stories and rituals make up a culture. The above illustration encompasses the modern symbols, ...
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Once upon a time, there were phones that weren’t mobile, people were. If a phone rang, people ran to it to answer the call. Television was black, white and grey, life was full of different colours. ’Fast’, in connection with food, meant delaying gratification. Once upon a time, parents and elders set rules, children followed as a matter of fact. Your village was your world.

Once upon a time, grandparents (or the likes) told stories to children. The stories, invariably beginning with ‘once upon a time’, were from their memories; myths, folklore, history or personal lives. Stories defined, set boundaries around our world. And we lived happily ever after.

Today, the world is our village. We hear stories everywhere, about anyone at the click of the button. There are news stories; gossips, fashion trends, success stories, disaster stories, shame stories, horror stories. There are propaganda stories - political rallies, business meets, industry conferences and sponsored stories - ads, endorsements, promotions. Amidst the millions of stories we can choose from, we try to find those that help define our world. And we live forever finding and seeking happiness. Do we find it?

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