Episodes
Kengeri loves and lives for challenges. Having learnt to ride his new bicycle, the chance to take part in a bicycle race was just what he was looking forward to. Join us at the sports fair to watch Kengeri compete in the race and to cheer him on! This story is written by Gautam Rao. The cover art is by our 8-year-old friend and listener Aditi Nikhil Eldurkar from Germany. SFX Credits: Kengeri's favorite song by Riddhita Chatterjee.
Published 10/03/21
Nani and Mishti are back with a new story that takes us to an exciting music concert! Mishti not only learns about musical instruments from Nani, she also realizes her love and interest in learning to play an instrument. Join us for a fun-filled evening! This story is written by Nidhi Gupta. The cover art is by our five year old friend and listener Kaveri Anand Agarwala from Bangalore. SFX Credits: Tabla by Aditya Nayak | Piano by Riddhita Chatterjee | Sitar by Kaiho | Combined track by...
Published 09/19/21
We return to our stories with a special dedication to Nandita as a gift for her birthday. Nandita has added life to Stories Without Pictures by lending her voice to Ammu and Mishti in Season 1. In many ways, she also lends her cheerful and animated personality to these characters.  This is a story about Ammu’s 1st birthday. It’s a special celebration with her Mumma, Papa, and Daadi. Even though Nandita is now much older, we have used recordings of her from when she was a baby, for Ammu’s...
Published 09/05/21
Meet our new friends Zishan and his little sister Ruhi! Zishan wants to become a detective when he grows up. For his birthday, he receives the perfect tools that a detective needs to start solving mysteries. Listen to the story to find out what mystery unfolds in Zishan's first adventure. Written by Nidhi Gupta. Cover art by Anaika Kurian, our 7-year-old friend and listener from Coorg. Zishan's voice by 11-year-old Varen Singhai, and Ruhi's voice by 5-year-old Nandita Gautam, for Zishu...
Published 07/12/21
Ammu has the most amazing summer holidays with her family, doing what she loves most! From dream-filled train journeys to boisterous arguments with cousins, join us as we travel with Ammu and learn about her passion and determination to play her favourite sport - Cricket! Written and narrated by Nidhi Gupta. Ammu's voice by 5-year-old Nandita Gautam, Zoya's voice by 5-year-old Zarya Jain, Kabir's voice by 11-year-old Varen Singhai, cricket commentary and Rohan Chacha's voice by Namit...
Published 07/03/21
A super-special birthday story for our 7-year-old friend and listener Seher Sekhon. Co-narrated by Seher herself, Samar's hiccups turn into a hilarious and entertaining day, when Amma joins in on the fun! Listen to the story and sing the hiccup song along with us! Send us an audio or video of your version of the hiccup song and get featured on our website! Send now. Written by Nidhi Gupta. Cover art by Anaika Kurian, our 7-year-old friend and listener from India, and co-narrated by Seher...
Published 06/26/21
How many types of mangoes can you name? Do you know what is the best mango to make pickles with? Join Nani and Mishti as they buy mangoes in the market and make yummy pickle together. Also learn to sing the mango song along with Mishti! Send us an audio or video of your version of the mango song and get featured on our website! Send now. Written by Nidhi Gupta. Cover art by cousins Nandita Gautam and Zarya Jain, our 5-year-old friends from California, for Nani and Mishti Make Mango Pickle,...
Published 06/19/21
Kengeri Kannan dreams about winning a bicycle race, but soon realizes that he never learned to ride one in his life! Do Kengeri's dreams of riding a bicycle come true? Does he learn to ride one? Listen to the story to find out. Written by Gautam Rao. Cover art by Aditi Nikhil Eldurkar, our 8-year-old friend and listener from Germany for Kengeri Kannan Wants to Ride a Bicycle, written by Gautam Rao, under a CC BY 4.0 license.
Published 06/12/21
Paro is so hungry and there is no food at home. Paro and her mother roam all over the forest looking for food. Do the other animals share their food with them? What happens when Paro is asked to be kind and giving to others? Listen to the story to find out. Written by Nidhi Gupta. Cover art by Yamini Kamath, our 5-year-old friend and listener from Bangalore.
Published 06/05/21
In this week's special episode of Stories Without Pictures, we celebrate our little friend and listener, Yara, who turns 4! The story is a gift from her mother, Rashmi, who has written and narrated this wonderful tale that takes you on an equally wonderful and interesting adventure. Happy Birthday Yara! Written and narrated by Rashmi Gowda Cover art by Anoushka Mary John, our 7-year-old friend and listener from Bangalore.
Published 05/29/21
We all love eating fruits. But do you know what would happen if you accidentally swallowed a seed? Samar swallows a cherry seed and then a magical day unfolds for him. Listen in to find out what happens. Written by Namit Chaturvedi. Cover Art by Kaveri Anand Agarwala, our 5-year-old friend and listener from Bangalore, for A Magical Day, written by Namit Chaturvedi, under a CC BY 4.0 license.
Published 05/22/21
Mishti and Tara have a fun-filled day at their picnic in the park with Nani. They play games, sing happy songs, and run around until they're hungry. They also learn interesting facts about the nature around them. Mishti’s voice by 5-year-old Nandita Gautam. Tara’s voice and cover art by our 7-year-old friend and listener Navya Singh for Nani, Mishti and Tara go for a Picnic, written by Nidhi Gupta, under a CC BY 4.0 license.
Published 05/15/21
We’re here this week with an adapted story by our friend and guest narrator Zainab Zaki. In this story, you will explore the skies with Chandu, a little boy with a big imagination, who goes on a magical flight. If you too would like to send us stories/recordings, email us to know how. Adapted and narrated by Zainab Zaki.  Flying Boy with a Butterfly, cover art by Rijuta Ghate. Flying High is translated by Rohini Nilekani. Based on original story: 'तरंगत तरंगत', by Vidya Tiware. ©...
Published 05/08/21
After he watched his favourite singer Kokila Di, sing at the village fair, Kengeri Kannan just can't wait to learn to sing. He follows every advice that Kokila Di had given him and practices every day! But, does Kengeri finally learn to sing? Listen to the story to find out. Written by Nidhi Gupta Kengeri Kannan's voice by Namit Charturvedi. Cover art by Ujaan Chatterjee, our 6-year-old friend and listener from Calcutta. Bengali folk-song medley is performed by our very talented friend and...
Published 05/01/21
Ammu is a happy-go-lucky girl who loves to sing and is delighted to learn how to whistle! She tries and tries to whistle, but does she finally do it? Listen to the story if you want to learn to whistle too! Written by Nidhi Gupta. Ammu's voice by 5-year-old Nandita Gautam. Cover art by Riya Suhel, our 8-year-old friend and listener from Bangalore. Translated into Hindi by Namit Chaturvedi, for Ammu Learns to Whistle, written by Nidhi Gupta, under a CC BY 4.0 license.
Published 04/24/21
Here is a story about a naughty boy called Samar, who loves playing pranks and eating mangoes. Listen to the story to find out what happens when the little prankster gets a taste of his own medicine! Written by Nidhi Gupta. Cover art by Jayant Patwari, our 10-year-old friend and listener from Bangalore. Translated into Hindi by Namit Chaturvedi, for Pranksters, written by Nidhi Gupta, under a CC BY 4.0 license.
Published 04/17/21
As promised, Nani takes Mishti to the zoo once again. They stroll around the zoo, and visit all the big elephants, noisy monkeys, scary ferocious lions and happy playful seals. Mishti also learns some very interesting things about these animals, from her Nani. Listen to the story if you want to find out what Mishti learned. Written by Nidhi Gupta Mishti's voice by 5-year old Nandita Gautam. Cover art by Seher Sekhon, our 6.5 year old friend and listener from Canada, for Nani and Mishti Visit...
Published 04/10/21
Have you ever been to a travelling fair? No? Come join Kengeri Kannan as he, along with his wife and children, goes to the village fair. As usual Kengeri is clumsy and slips on a banana peel! As they explore the fair, they buy little toys, watch the performers at the circus, and listen to Kengeri's favourite song. Written by Nidhi Gupta Cover art by siblings Yashvi and Tanush Dutt - our 6 & 5 year old friends and listeners from Ahmedabad. Bengali folk-song medley is performed by our...
Published 04/03/21
Mishti’s friend Tara loves Nani’s coconut barfi! She can’t wait to eat them, but the barfi is not ready yet. In this story, Mishti and Tara help Nani make yummy coconut barfi. If you too want to make coconut barfi, listen to the story to find out how. Written by Nidhi Gupta. Mishti's voice by 5-year old Nandita Gautam, Tara's voice by 7-year old Navya Singh, and cover art by our 8-year old friend and listener Aditi Nikhil Eldurkar for Nani, Mishti and Tara Make Coconut Barfi, written by...
Published 03/27/21
Kengeri Kannan returns from his farm and is very tired. He falls into such a deep sleep that nobody is able to wake him up. Luckily for Kengeri, someone has a great idea to wake him up from his slumber. Listen to this story to find out if the idea really worked or if Kengeri is still asleep!   Written by Nidhi Gupta. Cover art by our 7-year old friend and listener Anaika Kurian for Kengeri Kannan Wants to Sleep, written by Nidhi Gupta, under a CC BY 4.0 license.
Published 03/20/21
Mishti wants to go back to the park with Nani, but Nani has a better idea! Nani takes Mishti to the Zoo for a fun-filled day! Listen to the story and learn about all the birds and animals they meet in the zoo. Nani and Mishti Visit the Zoo written by Nidhi Gupta. Cover art: Animals in the jungle by Chaaya Prabhat, for We Love Our Home written by Karthika G, published by Pratham Books (©Pratham Books, 2019) under a CC BY 4.0 license on StoryWeaver.
Published 03/14/21
Sringeri Srinivas is always angry! More so, when the monkeys try to steal his prized bananas! However, Sringeri Srinivas ends up rolling on the ground with laughter. What makes him laugh so much? Listen to this story to find out! If you like this story (or not) we would love to hear your comments. Leave us a message at https://anchor.fm/nidhigupta/message. A man and a monkey looking at a banana peel with confusion by Angie & Upesh, for Sringeri Srinivas Learns to Laugh written by...
Published 03/08/21
Published 03/08/21
This is a story about Mishti and her Nani's amazing adventure through a beautiful park and the lanes around it. Dogs and cats pampering the boy by Deepa Balsavar, for Nani's Walk to the Park written by Deepa Balsavar, supported by Parag: A Sir Ratan Tata Trust Initiative, published by Pratham Books (©Pratham Books, 2018) under a CC BY 4.0 license on StoryWeaver.
Published 02/23/21
Join Janice and her grandmother as they stroll through Kolkata's Chinatown and discover weird but wonderful gifts for their loved ones! Girl hanging on a round red lantern by Kalyani Ganapathy, for Janice Goes to Chinatown written by Anuradha Sengupta, published by Pratham Books (©Pratham Books, 2017) under a CC BY 4.0 license on StoryWeaver.
Published 02/22/21