Lori - Stories About Growing Up In India (Indian stories for kids)

lori, Indian stories for kids

Short Stories For Kids

“Lori” is a collection of short audio stories based in India. This set of short Indian stories for kids is about the precious bond of friendship and the lessons learned along the way. It also depicts the scenario of what it is like to grow up in India. The intention behind these short Indian stories for kids is to recapture lost memories of innocence, adventure, and joy. Lori comprises five sets of short audio stories.  

These short Indian stories for kids are written and narrated by Ratna Goradia, Editor – Richard Cernese and Audio Producer – Ishan Kumar. To explore other works and thoughts from Ratna, check her personal website.

1. Friendship

The first chapter of the five-part short Indian stories for kids Lori is called “Friendship”. This story is about two schoolgoing boys, Hari and Shyam who spend all their time together. They did every little mischievous thing that Indian children do. They made paper balls to play cricket, sneaked out of school to eat Kulfi, splashed inks on the teacher’s saree when she was not looking, and many more. One day they come across a stray dog outside their school. Hari and Shyam decided to spend time with the dog so they took him to the closest park. Their new little friend, “Pintu” joined the boys in a game of cricket he showed some of his cute talents. Listen to this story to hear about all the fun they had and the first lesson they learned about friendship. The free Chimes Radio apps available on Google and Apple App stores provide great podcast content and short stories for kids of all age groups. 

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2. School

The second chapter of the five-part short Indian stories for kids Lori is called “School”. After Hari and Shyam decided to keep their new friend Pintu, he built a home for the dog made out of a cardboard box. The next day before going to school Hari and Shyam are faced with a difficult question – What to do about Pintu? They don’t have the heart to leave him unattended at home, so quickly they devise a clever plan to bring him to school. They decided to put Pintu in Hari’s backpack and hide him there. Want to know if they got caught in school or not? Listen to find out if their plan pans out. The free Chimes Radio apps available on Google and Apple App stores provide great podcast content and short stories for kids of all age groups. 

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3. Hide

The third chapter of the five-part short Indian stories for kids Lori is called “Hide”. Hari, Shyam, and their classmates are to play a game of Hide-and-Seek. Boys and girls were put together and a random selection was made for the seeker and Shyam is selected as the one who has to “catch” everyone else. Reluctantly he participates in the game but is scared of catching Adri, the class bully. As the game starts, Shyam walks by to find his classmates one by one. Listen to find out who comes to Shyam’s aid. The free Chimes Radio apps available on Google and Apple App stores provide great podcast content and short stories for kids of all age groups. 

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4. Girl

The fourth chapter of the five-part short Indian stories for kids Lori is called the “Girl”. This story starts with Hari noticing all his classmates and their behavior. It is then when Hari noticed Meena. It was Meena’s birthday and she was distributing chocolates. When she came up to Hari and Shyam, Hari went speechless. His whole world turns topsy-turvy when she invites him to her birthday party. Trying to help him make a good impression, Shyam and Pintu come up with the perfect birthday gift for him to take! The free Chimes Radio apps available on Google and Apple App stores provide great podcast content and short stories for kids of all age groups. 

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5. Summer

The fifth chapter of the five-part short Indian stories for kids Lori is called the “Summer”. This concluding audio story also marks the end of the school year and the beginning of summer vacation. Hari and Shyam’s paths will soon diverge. Hari was going to his grandmother’s for the vacation and Shyam was going to his aunt’s. But hold on, what will happen to Pintu? Sad Pintu after listening to the plans of Hari and Shyam went to a corner of the park and sat all by himself. Do friendships ever conclude? The free Chimes Radio apps available on Google and Apple App stores provide great podcast content and short stories for kids of all age groups. 

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