Folktale: Why We Cannot See Death

This is a rather interesting folktale from Nepal. I am very unsure about the details, but I do know the gist of the story. So let’s just say that this is my own twist to the story. There are many different words for ‘death’, but the one used here is ‘काल’ (kaal). काल (kaal) can also mean time, … Read more

Story: The Lion And The Rabbit

The Lion and the Rabbit (सिंह र खरायो /sinha ra kharayo/) is a famous tale in the South Asian Region. It tells of how a rabbit managed to fool a lion. This story is a Grade 2 story. Before I proceed with the story, सिंह which means ‘Lion’ is spelt as ‘see-huh’ with a nasalization on the ’si’. There … Read more

Story: Leaves Of Neem

This time’s story is ‘नीमको पात’ (neem ko paat) which translates to as ‘Leaves of Neem’. Neem (azadirachta indica) is also known as the Indian Lilac, Nim Tree amongst other names. Neem is considered to be highly medicinal plant by the science of ayurveda (Alternative Medicine) among other things. However, the only thing you need to … Read more

Story: The Vanity Brought By Wealth

Today, on the occasion of Word Earth Day, I will tell you a story completely unrelated to it. Fanfares aside, the title of the story in Nepali is ‘धनको घमण्ड’ (dhan ko ghamanda) which literally means ’Wealth’s Vanity’ but is more close to saying ’Vanity brought by Wealth’. This story is a GRADE 4 story and it contains elements … Read more

Story: Cook Kit! Cook!

Today, I will tell you a short story entitled ‘पकाऊ भाँडा पकाऊ’ (pakau bhada pakau). This short story is a grade 3 Story, hence the words used are simple and clear. The title literally translates into ’Cook Utensil Cook’ but I wanted the title to be a pun, so it is ’Cook Kit! Cook’. Get … Read more

Folktale: The Rhododendron And The Alder Tree

Today, I will narrate you a story about The Rhododendron and The Alder Tree. First and foremost, you must know what those trees are!  A Rhododendron tree (specifically the Tree Rhododendron) is a type of plant that blooms around The Spring Season. It is called as ‘लालीगुराँस’ (lali guras) in Nepali and is found in Hilly … Read more

Story: Dr. Nano

’Doctor Nano’ (Nepali: डाक्टर नानो [daaktar nano] ) is a Short Story written by G.B. Niraula and Devraj Sharma. This short story appears in the syllabus of class 10 (CBSE).  To read the uninterrupted Nepali Text, click here. One of the best ways to learn is reading a story. A story is vocabulary rich and gives you a basic idea … Read more