Category Archives: short story

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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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

    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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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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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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Farewell

Paul the outdoor salesman walks into the office to seek the office floor decorated with balloons. “Hey, what’s happening today? ” Paul asks. “Forgot? Today is Coopers farewell! ” Someone replies. “Oh yes! The workaholic retires. Won’t he tire at … Continue reading

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Bad Application

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By Sanjoy Dutt “We packed our bags and left for home,” Recalled Alice, “Robert was driving with children in the back seat. As we drove home my son and daughter started a war of words. I…

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Snap From The Past

The sound came from the basement, It was Nancy’s voice, “There are a bunch of old pictures in Dad’s dark room!” “Show them to me, dear!” Scarlet shouted back. Nancy and Scarlet go through the old photos. Nancy picks up … Continue reading

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