Category Archives: Flash fiction

CALCUTTA IN SHORTS

      To know Calcutta, the city of joy, you have to understand its pulse, history, and the people. Ask anyone for directions on the street and with his heavy Bengali-accented Hindi-English, he will give you the directions along … Continue reading

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Priceless

    (An old folk tale)   A young couple lived on a small farm. With little income, they were forced to live a life in poverty. One day, the husband said, “Love I want to go to a faraway … Continue reading

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CALCUTTA IN SHORTS

              1971 was a happening year in my life. My dad passed away from a massive heart attack that ended his life in fifteen minutes. A few months later that winter I fell sick … Continue reading

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Wisdom More Powerful Than Strength (100 words flash)

A huntsman with a gun was shooting animals at will. All the animals of the forest united to ensure a way away. “I hold more strength and courage to defeat him.” Roared the lion and ran to kill him. The … Continue reading

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Retrieving Stolen Buffaloes

A very cold and foggy January morning, time 5 AM. The district police force directed by the Superintendent was on red alert. The electronic media followed policemen combing everywhere. Nearby forests and villages. “ Terrorists?” I asked. “Buffaloes got stolen from … Continue reading

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