7 episodes

Sleepless? Thoughts swimming in your mind? You have come to the right place! There is a treasure chest (खजाने का पिटारा) full of stories, folklore, legends all over the world. Lets open a box full of these, one episode at a time and explore the lessons in them.

Pitara is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Vani. Subscribe and join in every 2 weeks for an interesting tale from around the world.

Pitara Vani

    • Society & Culture

Sleepless? Thoughts swimming in your mind? You have come to the right place! There is a treasure chest (खजाने का पिटारा) full of stories, folklore, legends all over the world. Lets open a box full of these, one episode at a time and explore the lessons in them.

Pitara is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Vani. Subscribe and join in every 2 weeks for an interesting tale from around the world.

    Fair Mind & Foul Mind

    Fair Mind & Foul Mind

    If you had friends turn into foes you will relate. This episode I bring to you an interesting story about two friends from the collection of fables of Panchatantra. Listen to find out what rocked this friend-ship. Episode written and produced by Vani. Source material referred: Penguin Classics Visnu Śarma, The Panchatantra, translated from Sanskrit by Chandra Rajan.

    • 15 min
    The Shinansha or the south pointing carriage

    The Shinansha or the south pointing carriage

    This episode, I will be reading a short story by Yei Theodora Ozaki. A story of wit, inspiration and nobility. Let's use the power of imagination to travel to ancient China to an emperors kingdom of prosperity. Source: Gutenberg Project

    • 14 min
    The Lady Of The Lake

    The Lady Of The Lake

    Let's explore the magical lands of Wales and find out what the story of the Lady of the Lake is. Put on your headset, close your eyes and travel with me to the ancient world.

    • 14 min
    The woman with two skins

    The woman with two skins

    I've been absent for a while. One of those times that you have to step away and evaluate things. I'm back now with a new episode with a tale from Nigeria. Hope you like it!

    • 15 min
    The tale of the anklet

    The tale of the anklet

    Patience is indeed a virtue but does it mean to suffer injustice in silence? Lets explore a poem written 2600 years ago and find out if there are elements we can relate to today

    • 16 min
    Seeds of a profound truth

    Seeds of a profound truth

    In the first episode of Pitara we open the box to find the story of a woman and her struggle with grief. The story comes from Dhammapada of Buddhist teachings. In the middle of a pandemic, is there something we can learn from these ancient stories that will help cope with the present? Let's find out... (Head phones recommended)

    • 11 min

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