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Rohan’s Journey

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Illustration: Neha Kumari

Kamli and her 3-year-old son, Rohan, lived in a poor village in India. They often had to go hungry, because Kamli didn’t earn much from her daily labouring at a brick kiln. She didn’t want Rohan to have such miserable life. She wanted him to have a good childhood and a bright future. So, Kamli…

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Two Baby Sparrows 

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Illustration by: Neha Kumari

Two baby sparrows, each the size of a human thumb, both unknown to flying, were hiding under a bush of rose plants. The overnight wind had thrown them out of their nest, where their parents were searching for them. The rosary they landed in, fell in the territory of a cat, who was always hungry. …

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Gopal & Saleem

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Illustration by: Danish Mir

It was another beautiful spring morning in Maple Town. The sun was shining brightly. The grass was still wet with due. The birds were singing. A perfect day to be outside. And that was what the students of the neighbourhood school were doing. They had all gathered to take part in a race, in their…

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Sasha’a Help 

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Illustration by: Danish Mir

The train began to move. Sasha, as always, was excited to take the short journey to her school with her father.  Her father’s office was in the same district as Sasha’s school. So, taking the local train to work in the morning and returning home on the same train in the evening was their routine. …

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Shreya & School Kids

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Illustration by: Danish Mir

Shreya had always wanted to be independent. So, as soon as she became eligible, she asked her father to get her a scooter and teach her how to ride. Her father, Mohan, loved his daughter. He didn’t need to think twice before granting Shreya her wish. “Now, we must get to practice every day before…

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Karim & Priya

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Illustration by: Neha Kumari

Karim was scared.  He didn’t want to leave his father’s side, with so many strange faces around at the train station. The March sky was overcast; the weather windy. Karim was kept warm by his red and green chequered hoodie. His father wanted him to play, but Karim just would not step away. Priya walked…

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Torn Flower

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The winter had given way to spring in the valley. The sun was out. There air was fresh and cold. Sam and Hamid took their bat and ball to play cricket in the field close to their home by the lake. That is how they wanted to spend their Sunday. In a nursery nearby, people…

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Riza’s Promise

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Illustration by: Danish Mir

Riza was a grocer in a small town in Persia. He worked very hard, but earned only enough to feed his family. Riza wasn’t happy. He wanted to earn more. He wanted to be wealthy. There also lived a rich landlord in Persia. Kind, the landlord wished to share his wealth with someone who needed…

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Sasha Learnt Basketball

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Illustration by: Danish Mir

Sasha was sitting underneath the basket on the court next to her home. She had not been able to make a basket the whole evening. She was sad and disappointed. “Why can I not do it? Not even once? How can everyone else do it?” she kept beating herself up, although it was the first…

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Crocodile in Pond

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Illustration by: Danish Mir

In the middle of a thick forest, there was a vast pond. Deer and lions, elephants and leopards, bears and giraffes, all lived in the forest in harmony, all relying on the pond for water. All animals went to the pond to quench their thirst once every day. There was an unwritten rule about the…

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