Author Archives: Sanjoy Dutt

About Sanjoy Dutt

Sanjoy Dutt, an engineer, and a linguist is passionate about traveling and writing. He has lived and worked in various places in India and Nepal and now lives in America. While exposed to the struggles of life in early childhood he is a strong believer that challenges in life makes you stronger. He and his wife Lindsay enjoy exploring areas of the US and occasionally struggle with the pots and pans in the kitchen. Sometimes the experiments are delightful.​ Sanjoy has written travelogues and short stories for various journals in Bengali and English. As a child, Sanjoy loved drawing pictures. He has done all the illustrations for his book 'Calcutta in Shorts'.

Calcutta in Shorts

    For forty years, Setu and his friends sat at the same table every Saturday.  Three young men from an adjacent table are curious about his mysterious companions and the waiter. Will his friends appear today? The answer to … Continue reading

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Customer

  An Asian woman entered a shop, the English salesman asked, “Ma’am what are you looking for today?’ The woman in her Asian accent, “Do you sell rape?” “What! No. Please look elsewhere,” the shocked salesman replied. The woman went … Continue reading

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ABANDONED (100 words Flash)

My grandparents had the rare distinction, receiving the touch from a famous historical person, they live peacefully in a national museum. A painter discovered my parents at a store and her delicate stroke of brushes made them precious. I was … Continue reading

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The Medical Business (100 words Flash)

Dr. Gandhi’s nameplate had many degrees. Chunky paid the fees and entered his office. “What is your difficulty?” the doctor asked “Have come to you for identifying that.” The doctor laid him on the examination table and inspected him with … Continue reading

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Blocked (A 100 word Flash)

Buddhi (clever) was at the window to purchase a ticket for the movie, “Coquette.” He had been watching the very movie every day for two weeks. The clerk, “Hi sir.” “May I have a ticket?” “For Coquette?” he enquired. Buddhi … Continue reading

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Your Best Friend (100 words flash)

Teacher, “Best friends assure we live and sleep in peace, who is your best friend?” The students  were speechless. One disciple said, “I have a clue.” “Go on,” the teacher responded. “The doctor wants us always frightened about our diseases, … Continue reading

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Update with Time (100 words Flash)

On a hot summer day, a thirsty crow was searching desperately for water. After a long search, he finds water in a narrow half-filled pot. The crow after extending its neck full length, could not reach the water. He recollected … Continue reading

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Knowledge from Afar (Flash Fiction 100 words )

Rob had recently returned from a business trip and meets up with his friends in a congested bar. One of his buddies joked, “What did you bring for us?” “I desired to,” Rob continued,” the shopkeepers could confirm the economical … Continue reading

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My case against free books

I found this intriguing article. Indie Authors, consider again before you place your writing for free

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God’s Best Creation (A 100 words flash)

The blackbirds became violent and snapped at anyone who ventured the back deck. Even the pets were not spared. A black bird’s nest high in the Magnolia tree, was spotted. A few days later, suddenly the black birds stopped their … Continue reading

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