A Lion’s Tale: A Story About Courage and Bullies

My Good Time Stories

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There are many times throughout a person’s life that they may be bullied, abused or harassed by a person or group of people. Probably one of the most important things that can help a person deal with this kind of behavior is their mental and emotional mind-set.  A brave attitude is one of the best remedies for abuse and harassment.

In a small village there lived a boy called Leo. He was a small, slim kid, and he lived forever in fear because some boys from a neighboring village would harass poor Leo and try to have fun at his expense.

One day, a young wizard was passing by the village and saw Leo being made fun of. When the other boys left, the wizard went over to Leo and gave him a beautiful lion’s tail, along with a small tie that allowed Leo to…

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Of Metaphors, Similes….


What would we do without them!

Here’s one I had not heard of before:

Speaking of a woman (in politics) M observed:

‘Oh, she’a a mandhi…’

A mandhi is a female monkey. Normally used for an inattentive, not-given-to-emotions mutt. But this wasn’t it…

‘How do you mean?’

Adhu penum paarkum, mudiyum pidungum.’

A rough translation: She would groom you for lice…and pull your hair too (causing pain).

A person who is a mix of the good and the bad.

Any better way to say it?


Source: Image from: reed.edu

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Stories In Stone – Melukote


Melukote in Pandavapura taluk of Mandya district in Karnataka, also known as Thirunarayanapuram, is built on rocky hills, known as Yadugiri, Yaadavagiri and Yadushailadeepa, overlooking the Cauvery valley, about 51 km (32 mi) from Mysore and 133 km (83 mi) from Bengaluru.

It is the location of the Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple, and a few other shrines including the temple of Yoganarasimha on top of a hill. Also a home to the Academy of Sanskrit Research, which has collected thousands of Vedic and Sanskrit manuscripts.

The place largely owes its preeminence to: Early in the 12th century, the famous Srivaishnava saint Sri Ramanujacharya from Tamil Nadu stayed at Melukote for about 12 years.

The temple, rich in history, is generously endowed under the special patronage of the Mysore Raja’s, and has a fabulous collection of jewels in its custody.

A square building of large dimensions, the temple is surprisingly…

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A Death By A Thousand Cuts?

vide Gul H Advani

(edited for length)

Sometimes in the dark of the night 
I visit my conscience 
To see if it is still breathing 
For its dying a slow death
Every day.

When I buy vegetables from the vendor 
And his son “chhotu” smilingly weighs the potatoes 
Chhotu, a small child, who should be studying at school 
I look the other way
It dies a little.

When I pay for a meal in a fancy place 
An amount which is perhaps the monthly income 
Of the guard who holds the door open
And quickly I shrug away that thought
It dies a little

When I am decked up in a designer dress
A dress that cost a bomb 
And I see a woman at the crossing
In tatters, trying unsuccessfully to save her dignity 
And I immediately roll up my window
It dies a little

When I buy expensive gifts for my children 
On return, I see half-clad children 
With empty stomach and hungry eyes 
Selling toys at red light 
I try to salve my conscience by buying some, yet
It dies a little

When my sick maid sends her daughter to work 
Making her bunk school 
I know I should tell her to go back 
But I look at the loaded sink and dirty dishes 
And I tell myself that is just for a couple of days 
It dies a little

When my city is choked
Breathing is dangerous in the smog ridden metropolis
I take my car to work daily 
Not taking the metro, not trying car pool 
One car won’t make a difference, I think 
It dies a little

So when in the dark of the night
I visit my conscience 
And find it still breathing 
I am surprised 
For, with my own hands 
Daily, bit by bit, I kill it, I bury it.


Source: Symbols & Emoticons


Optimists enrich the present, enhance the future, challenge the improbable and attain the impossible – William Arthur

Forgive me, for all the things I did but mostly for the ones that I did not – Donna Tartt

The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings – Dave Weinbaum

If you see beauty in something, don’t wait for others to agree – Sherihan Gamal

Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not want to sign – Théophile Gautie


Sources: Kidskunst.info The Scribbled Stories finestquotes.com