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Calcutta in Shorts

Short stories from Calcutta     A Calcuttan is univocal in admiration for the city, its vibrancy, the colors and the warmth of Calcutta resonates between the lines of “Calcutta in Shorts”.   ‘The Coffee House’ is a story which … Continue reading

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Pain, failure and sorrows of life

Life teaches us to face pain, failure, and sorrow. All of us, at some point, are broken or wounded. Our scars arise from tragic circumstances like the loss of a loved one, an abuse, a neglect, or a betrayal. In … Continue reading

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      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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    (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

    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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  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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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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