Stories for Solving

Riddle Stories from India

Tease your brain through the art of storytelling with riddles wrapped inside Indian folktales.

Date: 20 Nov – 20 Dec 2020


Location: Online



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What secrets are concealed within a coin and a stick? If you are good at figuring out clues and solving puzzles, it’s time to put on your thinking cap and enjoy these classic folktales from India, which are riddles wrapped inside stories.

Narrated by master storyteller Kamini Ramachandran, Stories for Solving comprises two videos set to music by Raghavendran Rajasekaran with traditional Indian folk-art illustrations by Kumuda Krovvidi.

One Coin
Travel to the busy bazaar with the lazy boy and follow his adventures in the marketplace as he tries desperately to find the answer to his father’s question.

The Magic Sticks
Be part of the village panchayat (council) gathering and find out how the wise man reveals the thief among them.

You can also create your own storybooks to bring around to retell these riddle tales by printing and colouring the Indian folk art scenes from the video!