Short Stories

  • Some stories in Savage Harvest are deeply disturbing 23-12-2013 07:01 PM

    The tumultuous partition of India and its after-effects are still fresh in people's memories. Those who suffered because of it have got myriads of stories to tell and they have been telling them in some form or the other since 1947. I myself have read some heart wrenching first hand...
  • 5 films that take their cue from short stories 09-07-2013 12:00 PM

    New Delhi: Like any other film industry, Bollywood also has a fascination for literature. The Hindi film industry has always given importance to the stories that have immense drama values and a leaning towards the common Indian lives. The filmmakers have tried to make famous stories in such a way...
  • A pleasant kind of heavy and other erotic stories is weird, sensual 01-07-2013 07:25 PM

    A stark red cover, purple text, urban settings, 9 short stories and 210 pages, a perfect blend to look forward to. A pleasant kind of heavy and other erotic stories by Aranyani came in yesterday along with two other books and I decided to pick this up. Not because it...
  • Bapsi Sidhwa proves love is anything but blind 07-06-2013 02:30 PM

    Bapsi Sidhwa slips into several skins in this collection of short stories. A young Gujarati wife crossing continents and cultures to her new husband in the US, an American wife in Lahore seeking companionship - and perhaps more - from a Pakistani minister, a conservative Parsee mother trying to convince...
  • 'Dirty Love' is a book of short stories on Mumbai: Sampurna Chattarji 17-05-2013 06:15 PM

    Sampurna Chattarji's 'Dirty Love' is a sequence of stories set in the restless swirl of a Bombay where dream-shuttles speed through the rain and men fall prey to dirty love. Reeking of sewers, fish markets, slaughtered meat, and peopled with loners, misfits and drifters, these tales prise open the surface...
  • Excerpt: Boats on Land: A Collection of Short Stories 30-10-2012 06:29 PM

    Boats on Land looks at India's northeast 'uniquely' and its people against a larger historical canvas - the early days of the British Raj, the World Wars, conversions to Christianity, and the missionaries. The Boats on Land quietly captures our fragile, awkward place in the world. Written by Janice Pariat,...
  • Deepti Naval's short stories look at real India 09-11-2011 01:43 PM

    New Delhi: Actress Deepti Naval has joined the legion of Indian writers with her maiden collection of short stories. 'The Mad Tibetan: Stories From Then And Now', which was launched in Mumbai by actor Amitabh Bachchan, will be released in the capital by director Muzaffar Ali Nov 12. Naval made...
  • Chronicle of Indian business' iron women 02-11-2011 01:12 PM

    In the corridors of Indian politics and in the high-performance business sweat shops the gender order is slowly shifting in favour of power divas - the women achievers. Sample an alchemist. Sugar queen Rajshree Pathy turned a barren stretch of land in Andipatti and Theni district of Tamil Nadu to...
  • Quercus snaps up Oxford student in two-book deal 05-10-2011 07:02 PM

    New Delhi: Quercus, a young, vibrant, internationally successful and award-winning publisher of fiction, non-fiction and children's books.has acquired two books by debut author Prajwal Parajuly. Jon Riley, editor-in-chief, bought UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) for 'The Gurkha's Daughter: Stories' and 'Land Where I Flee', a novel, for a respectable...
  • To pull tourists, Himachal books its legends 26-08-2011 08:11 PM

    Shimla: The seat of deity Kotlu Devta is trusted by locals for disposing of domestic, social and criminal disputes. They believe the complainant just has to hammer a nail into the pillar of the temple and the offender confesses his crime. Surprised? The practice is still prevalent in Baghi village...
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  • An anthology with a feminist viewpoint 13-09-2006 12:20 PM

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