sixth book 'Dadi Nani ki Kahaani' was released
The book includes the lives and teachings of Lord
Krishna and great prophets like Jesus, Mohammed,
Zarathustra, Mahavira, Buddha etc.,aside from stories
from Shrimad Bhaagvad and Ramayana.
you know what a joint family is? It is, when parents,
grand-parents, uncles and aunts live together in the same
house. Sometimes, fathers and mothers, with their children,
live in different parts of the world.
mean to say, that the grandparents, uncles and aunts, do not
live with them. My grandchildren, are also not staying, in the
same town as I am. And though I visit them, and they me, as
often as possible, I miss them.
grandson Aditya had asked me to write for him, a simple story
of Krishna, so that he could share it with his friends. So I
thought why not share it with all other children? And then
another thought occurred to me. The world is going through
are confused about different religions, and what message, they
are trying to impart. Is it a different message? No! The
common message in all religions, is that of Love, compassion,
brotherhood, peace! The message of Krishna Christ Allah Buddha
is the same. Thus was born: Dadi-Nani ki Kahaani (Granny's
hope that you enjoy them as much as my grand-children do. I
dedicate these stories to my grand-children, Aditya,
Kiran,Aysha,Shazia, Jai and to all my reader grand-children
around the world.
Note to the Dadis Nanis and parents
constantly worry about our child’s employability, but we do
not worry about our child’s ability to express tenderness
and empathy and contribute towards the world’s Peace and
to be able to pass on the above qualities to our children we
need to imbibe them first.
us teach our children to celebrate and meditate, so that they
may be able to create a world by developing their sense of
is alarming to note that that ‘several young students have
opted to end their lives rather than deal with the stress
disorders they have had to face day after day’.
future world must absorb a new spirituality.
and Ethics must be included in the Education System.
agree with Ameeta Mulla (Principal, Springdales School, Pusa
Rd, New Delhi, March 2005) when she writes:
(must be taught) to make life an ‘offering’ by learning
dance, weep and sweat life;
eat, paint, sculpt, hammer and read life;
iron, sew and pickle life;
touch, bend and fold life;
and play, work and rest, fast and feast life
and talk, whisper and shout, swim, cook and digest life;
and Recover life, breathe and become life but never ever
delete or mutilate life, for life is an offering; life is a
cheat death not by living forever, but by bearing and
educating children to keep our souls, our values and even our
In case you are more comfortable with the Hindi
Script of the above book. Click:
Hindi version of Dadi Nani ki Kahaani
Hindu Customs and Beliefs