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Which Flower To Choose

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Illustration: Neha Kumari

It was November and the winter was around the corner. In the town of Elefh, the mornings were getting colder. Everything was changing colour, preparing for the long winter ahead. The thick, dark clouds in the sky indicated the first snow would arrive in the coming days. Insects and birds and animals and humans were…

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Isa & Ibrahim

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Illustration: Neha Kumari

It was sunny and warm in the beautiful town of Elefh. The sky was clear and blue like a canopy erected over the mountain peaks. A young boy, Isa, who lived in Elefh, was sad. He had just turned 13. He was sitting alone under a tree on the banks of the mighty river flowing…

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One Bit At a Time

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Illustration: Fatima

Two ants, a black and a red, lived deep in a rainforest. The black ant was small and the red ant was bigger. In the forest, the living conditions were harsh with little food and long rainy days. The ants spent days looking for food, which they then stored in their nests in the hills…

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Animals Fight To Reclaim Forest

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Illustration by: Neha Kumari

A group of animals lived in harmony in a forest. The group consisted of a strong elephant, a fast deer, a donkey, who could carry a huge load, and a rhinoceros with a huge horn. One day, when all of them were drinking from a stream, a crow stopped to talk to them. “I heard…

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Man Loses Gift To Greed

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Illustration Asloub Tariq

In the winter of 2003, it was snowing heavily in the plains of Elefh. Musa, a young man, was walking down the street as it snowed. Along the way, he saw an old woman who had kept a sack containing food by her side. The sack was too heavy for her to carry. “Let me…

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Lions End in Cage

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Illustration Neha Kumari

A pride of lions lived on a grassland in some far-off place. The leader of the pride was a young lion, whose brown mane had earned him the name, Brown. The pride ruled the vast grassland and was known for its efficient hunting. Nothing, it is said, could escape its attack. Lions not part of…

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Hannah & the Old Man

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Illustration: Neha Kumari

A young girl, Hannah, lived in a small village. The village was a world in itself. It was surrounded by lofty mountains and was connected to the world by a couple of passes which opened only once every summer. People of the village were as beautiful as the place. The glow on their faces was similar…

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A Pine Ceased To Grow

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Illustration by: Neha Kumari

In a valley deep in the mountains, autumn had begun to set in. A cold wind had started to blow. The flowers were losing colour and leaves had started to fall. Unmindful of the change in the season, young evergreen pines were growing taller, except for one, which had suddenly decided to stop growing. It…

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A King’s Judgement

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Illustration by: Neha Kumari

Once upon a time, a wise king ruled a vast empire. One day, he called his council of ministers to make an announcement. “I am going to go around my kingdom to identify the best and the worst people among my subjects,” he said. The king took a disguise and mounted his horse. Without his…

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Musa, Get Out

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Musa, a young boy in school, lived in town full of bright lights and tall buildings. The mornings there were comfortable, days busy, and evenings festive. For Musa, too, life was fun, but all indoors: he stayed home most of the time and spent his time on electronic gadgets and play toys. He had a…

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