I found my first story written for the Sargam series ( Melody series in English )

The first story written for the SARGAM series was a short story called , Kissa Koyal Ka , and the publisher, Delhi Press ( Vishv Vijay publishers of Delhi Press ) said they didn’t want a short story so I started writing and hey presto , I had written a play called Kissa Koyal Ka ( The Bird’s Tale in English ) which was later staged in Mumbai , directed by Nadira Zaheer Babbar !

But here is Kissa Koyal Ka ( Crazy Cuckoo in English )

THE BOOK , THE PLAY , ON STAGE !

SOME NEWS !
Col. BHAGWAN SHUKLA ( author’s father ) , author , Mrs Shipra Shukla , author’s daughter , Pallavi Shukla, The director , NADIRA ZAHEER BABBAR ( from left to right )
THE PLAYWRIGHT, SHIPRA SHUKLA ( in the center), her father, COL. B.C. SHUKLA ( on the left ) & her husband , MR. GIRISH SHUKLA ( on the right )
From the left , Col. B.C. Shukla (Playwrights father ), Mrs Shipra Shukla ( playwright) , Nadira Zaheer Babbar ( director) , Pallavi Shukla ( playwright’s daughter ) 
A page from the play
From left to right , Playwright’s younger daughter , Poorvi Shukla, Uschi Traub ( friend from Germany, Uschi’s daughter , Natasha , Playwright’s husband , Mr. Girish Shukla, Playwright’s first born, Pallavi Shukla, playwright, Mrs. Shipra Shukla

And now the original story …..

कुहू ऽऽऽऽ……. कहु ऽऽऽऽऽ…. कुहू ऽऽऽऽ । कोयल की आवाज़ कितनी मधुर होती है । ये कहानी ऐसी ही मधुर वाणी। वाली कोयल कि है । यह कोयल हर दिन एक आम के वृक्ष की डाली पर बैठ कर बेफ़िक्री से कूकती रहती थी, ना कोई काम, ना कोई धंधा, । पर अचानक उसकी दुनिया उलट पलट हो गयी क्यूँकि उसके घोंसले में पड़ा था उसका अंडा । हे भगवान वह चीख़ीं , अब मेरी आराम तलब ज़िंदगी का क्या होगा ! इस बच्ची को पालने पोसने में मेरा जीवन व्यर्थ चला जाएगा । कोयल सोच में पड़ गयी। । क्या करे ? क्या करे ?

तभी उसके दिमाग़ में एक बिजली कौंधी यानि उसे एक तरकीब सूझी और वह ख़ुशी से उछल पड़ी । क्यूँ ना अपने इस अंडे को जंगल की दूसरी छोर पर रहने वाली काकी कौवी के घोंसले में रख दिया जाए । काकी कौवी के पहले से चार अंडे हैं वो पाँचवा भी पाल लेगी ! वैसे भी मोटी काकी कौवी

Published by Collected Tails of Jungle Land

Collected Tails of Jungle Land Alphabet Stories OH MY DOG series

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