Stories

The Label

One day, a student stuck a paper on his classmate’s back that read, “I’m stupid” and he told his companions not to tell the boy. Noticing the label, all the other students began laughing throughout the day.  When the Maths teacher came in for his class, he was surprised to see some sort of mischievous …

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The Road to Purpose

Ken Behring was a great American entrepreneur and billionaire. He died on 25th June 2019 at the age of 91 as a happy and fulfilled man. In one of his speeches, he told that his life had gone through four stages which he called “Stuff”. In the first stage, he thought that if he had the “Right Stuff”, he’d be happy. So, he …

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DIGNITY OF LABOUR

It was time for Sumitra Devi who cleaned the streets of Rajrappa township in Jharkhand to retire after 30 years of service.  On her retirement day, her colleagues arranged for a farewell ceremony. There was nothing special  about it and was quite like another grade IV employee retiring day, until the arrival of three cars …

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Counting Mangoes

The Mathematics teacher turned to seven-year-old Jack and asked him, “If I give you one mango and one mango and one mango, how many mangoes will you have?” Within a few seconds Jack replied confidently, “Four!” The dismayed teacher was expecting an effortless correct answer, three. She was disappointed. Maybe the child did not listen …

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