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Winter 2010

We invite you to preview the Winter 2010: If Walls Could Talk issue of Kahani! Below is an excerpt from the most recently published magazine. To view another, please click on an underlined item from the list on the right side of this page. Click here to subscribe to Kahani.


Sarika and the Mystery Girl

Written by Sachin Waikar
Illustrated by Shachi Kale

   Sarika really wanted to play with other kids. She wished Claire and Anu and Isabella, her friends in first grade, could be here now. That would have been so fun.
   “I think you would like to play with another little girl, yes?” Aji said, like she knew what Sarika was thinking.
   Sarika’s eyes widened. Maybe her grandmother knew a girl in the neighborhood, one who hadn’t gone to school today.
   “There is a little girl,” Aji said, “one who used to live here. And if we look really hard, maybe we can find her.”
   Now Sarika was confused: she knew Aji and Ajoba lived in the house alone. She wondered where this girl could be, what she looked like, what games she liked.
   “I know,” Aji said. She clapped once. “I will give you clues to help you find her.”
   A mystery! “Can you tell me the first clue now?”


Short Stories

Just Where I Belong
Written by Tina Athaide
Illustrated by Neha Agarwal

Sarika and the Mystery Girl
Written by Sachin Waikar
Illustrated by Shachi Kale

Uncle Yusuf's Wall
Written by Rukhsana Khan
Illustrated by Veena Gupta


Kahani’s Fifth Annual Young Writers and Illustrators Contest

Making Paradise on Earth

By Parul Kapur Hinzen

Vaastu: The Indian Science of Design and Architecture
By Sharad Mathur

Activity Word Find
By Rani Iyer


By Sujata Srinivasan

Language Playground
By Anu Garg

Book Reviews
By Pooja Makhijani