Category Archives: Short Stories

Stories Old and New

            Ants on the Windowsill*   Probably today, she thought, the child will finally topple over and fall in the water. It would die and nobody would notice; nobody ever noticed what the child did by … Continue reading

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Stories Old and New

                                            Ganpati Bappa                              Having talked about it for many years it was around this time last year they had decided to do something about the feeling that life had … Continue reading

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Stories Old and New

               Boy and the Eagle*            Later people kept wondering how long it had been going on. Actually it had taken only a few months, at the most a year. It had started with the sound … Continue reading

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Stories Old and New

 Backsides Thinking about it night and day in the lockup – for two days actually, although it seemed to him that ages would have passed in the world outside, while he inhabited a separate world made of the yellow-washed cell … Continue reading

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Stories Old and New

                                                                              World Heritage* From the look of things it was going to rain today. He watched the heavy, low clouds float … Continue reading

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Stories Old and New

       The Third Room*   If such things have any beginnings at all, it began the day the old man decided to get iron railings installed at the back terrace. This had remained undone for many years; after he had used … Continue reading

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Stories Old and new

THERAPY* I was new to Delhi, and was looking for a house. I was something of a novice in big city-life, and some people say that I will always remain one. I had landed a job as a trainee journalist … Continue reading

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