LISTEN TO MY BODY – Kannada

 ನಾನು ಇವತ್ತು ಶಾಲೆಗೆ ಹೋಗಲ್ಲ. ನಮಗೆ ಇಂದು ರಜೆ. ನಾನು ಇವತ್ತು ಟಿ.ವಿ. ನೋಡುತ್ತಾ ಕೂರುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ಹೇಗಿದ್ರೂ, ಕರೆಂಟ್ ಅಂತೂ ಇಲ್ಲ. ಹಾಗಾದರೆ, ನಾನಿವತ್ತು ಏನು ಮಾಡ್ಲಿ? ಇವತ್ತು ನಾನು ನನ್ನ ದೇಹವನ್ನು ಆಲಿಸಲಿದ್ದೇನೆ. ನೀವು ನಿಮ್ಮ ದೇಹವನ್ನು ಆಲಿಸಬಲ್ಲಿರಾ?  ಮೊದಲು ನಾನು ಶಬ್ದ ಮಾದದೇ ಇರಬೇಕು. ಹಾಗಿದ್ದರೆ ಮಾತ್ರ ನಾನು ನನ್ನ ದೇಹಕ್ಕೆ ಕಿವಿಗೊಡಬಹುದು. ಪೂರ್ತಿ ನಿಶ್ಯಬ್ದ. ಹೌದು, ಈಗ ನಾನು ನನ್ನ ಶ್ವಾಸವನ್ನು ಆಲಿಸಬಹುದು. ಒಳಗೆ… ಹೊರಗೆ…  ಒಳಗೆ… ಹೊರಗೆ… ಹಾಗೆಯೇ, ನನ್ನ ಉಸಿರಾಟದ ಶಬ್ದ…

My Best Friend – Hindi

मेरी सहेली मेरी एक सहेली है। वह मेरे ही घर में रहती है। जब मैं खुश होती हूँ, वह भी खुश होती है। जब मैं रोती होती हूँ, वह भी रोती है। मगर उसकी आवाज़ नहीं आती!  मेरी सहेली मेरे शीशे में बंद है।  “बाहर आओ!” मैं कहती रहती हूँ। “हम खेलेंगे!” मगर वह नहीं आती।…

My Best Friend – Kannada

ನನ್ನ ಮೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಗೆಳತಿ ನನಗೆ ಒಬ್ಬಳು ಗೆಳತಿ ಇದ್ದಾಳೆ. ಅವಳು ನನ್ನ ಮನೆಯಲ್ಲೇ ಇರುತ್ತಾಳೆ. ನಾನು ಖುಷಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದಾಗ, ಅವಳೂ ಖುಷಿಯಾಗಿರುತ್ತಾಳೆ. ನಾನು ಅತ್ತರೆ, ಅವಳು ಜೊತೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅಳುತ್ತಾಳೆ. ಆದರೆ ನನಗೆ ಅವಳ ಧ್ವನಿ ಕೇಳಿಸುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ನನ್ನ ಗೆಳತಿ ಕನ್ನಡಿಯ ಒಳಗೆ ಅವಿತಿದ್ದಾಳೆ. “ಹೊರಗೆ ಬಾ, ಆಟ ಆಡೋಣ” ಎಂದು ನಾನು ಹೇಳುತ್ತೇನೆ. ಅವಳು ಹೊರಗೆ ಬರುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ನನಗೆ ದುಃಖವಾಗುತ್ತದೆ.  ನಾನು ಮಲಗಲು ಹೋಗುತ್ತೇನೆ. ನನ್ನ ನಿದ್ದೆಯಲ್ಲಿ, ಅವಳು ಕನ್ನಡಿಯಿಂದ ಹೊರಗೆ ಬರುತ್ತಾಳೆ. ಆಗ ನಾವು ಬಹಳ ಮೋಜು ಮಾಡುತ್ತೇವೆ….

My Best Friend

My Best Friend I have a friend. She lives in my house. When I am happy, so is she. When I cry, she cries too. But I cannot hear her voice. My friend lives inside the mirror. “Come out”, I tell her, “we will play”. She does not come out. I am not happy.  I…

The Rich Letter K

The Letter K lived in the Land of Words. She owned the bank, and she made lots of money. Every night she counted her bags of money, and it made her happy.  She had so much money that she used it to blow her nose when she sneezed. She had so many bags of money…

The Stinky Letter P

Letter P lived in the Land of Words. When he was a lowercase p, he always used to tell his mom, “I don’t want to take a bath, and you can’t make me!” She always made him take one anyway, but he said that when he got older he’d never take another bath again. So…

The Old Letter O

The Letter O lived in the Land of Words. He was the oldest of all the letters. He was in charge of the museum. It was his job to find old and rare things. He was always trying to get the rarest, oldest and most valuable item ever heard of: The Golden Dinosaur Skull. He…

The Missing Letter S

The Letter S lived in the Land of Words. He was a photographer, and he loved taking pictures. But he was always missing when the other letters needed him. He didn’t show up for his own birthday party. He missed a dinner at the Letter A’s house. He was supposed to play on a woozoo…

The Loud Letter M

 The Letter M lived in the Land of Words. The Letter M was always yelling because he thought it was the best way to get people to listen. He was the loudest of all the letters. He got so used to being loud that he didn’t know how to be less loud. He talked so…

The Invisible Letter N

The Letter N lived in the Land of Words. He liked to be alone, and he loved going off on his own to collect strange items. He would go for walks through the woods, the fields, and the mountains. He was always looking for rare items. He carried a bag with him to collect whatever…