Tag: Short Stories

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  • Short Story: Labyrinth

    Short Story: Labyrinth

    Labyrinth. It confines us in a maze.  It eludes us at every step. It holds surprises at every corner. It is probably the most spectacular metaphor for life itself. But metaphors can be dangerous. Metaphors are not to be trifled with.

    May 1, 2019
  • Calcutta University libraries to be opened to the general public

    Calcutta University libraries to be opened to the general public

    The reading rooms have a capacity of taking 100 people at a time. “Though we have a staff shortage, with around 50 per cent vacancies, we are trying to maintain the huge collection

    April 27, 2019
  • Book on Telugu short stories in English

    Book on Telugu short stories in English

    An anthology of 28 Telugu short stories written by stalwarts of yesteryears as also new authors making waves in the realm of Telugu literature is now available in English. “Moisture Trapped in Stone: An Anthology of Modern Telugu Short Stories” translated by K N Rao has stories about everyday lives and ordinary people, highlighting the …

    January 11, 2018
  • Admixture of fact and fiction

    Admixture of fact and fiction

    Collections of short stories are invariably a risk both for an author and the publisher.  So it has proved in this case, where the collection is set in eastern Uttar Pradesh in the 1980s, with an admixture of fact and fiction, though it is not easy to spot the difference. Despite the view from Delhi …

    December 17, 2017
  • The Guard and His Guardian

    The Guard and His Guardian

    I was seven and to me he was a colourful hero. Sen was barely five-six, with graying temples and a slight slouch, but he looked resplendent in his starched indigo uniform and black-banded felt hat. He had a shy, boyish smile and a wonderful way of telling his stories. What made him heroic in my …

    December 3, 2017
  • Kolkata-based short stories is a page-turner

    Kolkata-based short stories is a page-turner

    There’s always something appealing about short stories — narrating a tale within restricted pages and yet perfectly delivering thrill or suspense; stories that make the readers finish the book at one go — or, if not, then in the quickest possible time. Amit Dasgupta’s The House and Other Stories succeeds in doing just that. It’s a …

    October 19, 2017
  • The will

    The will

    As Manu proceeded to carry out the order, Rudra went to the bathroom, had a quick shower and dressed in a fresh pair of pajamas.

    December 3, 2016
  • Reliving Childhood

    Reliving Childhood

    "Baba, can I go out and fly kites with the Tapan and Mohit?" his son asked with gleaming eyes.  It was Viswakarma pujo. Being a Bengali, he wanted to let the little boy go but he simply hook his head. The joy from the little boy’s face disappeared at once. Looking outside the window, he …

    September 14, 2016
  • The ‘balas’

    The ‘balas’

    The ‘balas’

    August 7, 2016