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All She Had Left by Artika Aurora Bakshi

She knew the pigeons would be waiting for her, so she quickly rushed up the narrow staircase. She was already late and this annoyed her. Dilawar had still not returned … Continue reading

April 12, 2019 · 2 Comments

Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes

“Less is More” This 19th century proverbial phrase first appeared in 1855, in Robert Browning’s¬†Andrea del Sarto. In a world of stand-alone novels, trilogies and series, novellas and short stories … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

1975: Love of a Stranger By Arpita Bhawal

Every day, by 8.00 AM, she arrived with her leaf green tote bag, eyes shaded by an oversized pair of sunglasses and feet strapped casually in beige Roman sandals. She … Continue reading

June 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

Short & Sweet, curated by Sanjana Hattotuwa

“When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain.”-William Shakespeare Inspired by Robert Swatwood’s Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer, Short & Sweet, curated … Continue reading

September 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Being Boys, various authors; edited by Deeya Nayar and Radhika Menon

  A collection of short stories ‘Being Boys’ by ¬†Tulika Publishers is a unique effort to include a variety of narratives handling issues that young boys may experience. The stories … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vices of Eden by Arpita Bhawal

According to Arpita Bhawal, ” What’s Life, anyways, without good stories that ring true?” Inspired by Dante Alighieri’s Inferno, Arpita masterfully spins tales,centred around the seven deadly sins and Death, … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

How To Talk To Girls At Parties, Neil Gaiman

“Come on,” said Vic. “It’ll be great.” “No, it won’t,” I said, although I’d lost this fight hours ago, and I knew it. “It’ll be brilliant,” said Vic, for the … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Tiger in the House by Ruskin Bond

A TIGER IN THE HOUSE by RUSKIN BOND Timothy, the tiger-cub, was discovered by Grandfather on a hunting expedition in the Terai jungle near Dehra. Grandfather was no shikari, but … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

Misery by Anton Chekov

“To whom shall I tell my grief?” THE twilight of evening. Big flakes of wet snow are whirling lazily about the street lamps, which have just been lighted, and lying … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Magic Moonlight Flower and Other Enchanting Stories, Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray is best known for his movies but he lent his creative genius to other fields too. Apart from the 36 films that he directed , he was a … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · Leave a comment