Christmas stories #10

Well, Merry Christmas folks! Wishing you all a lot of fun filled family moments and may the festive cheer give you more reasons to smile this year. The last of the series shows a perspective signifying that true change happens and is propelled only from within, whatever that change may be. The Cop and the…… Continue reading Christmas stories #10

Christmas stories #9

For this story I have no words, like really. The Sniper by  Liam O’Flaherty The long June twilight faded into night. Dublin lay enveloped in darkness but for the dim light of the moon that shone through fleecy clouds, casting a pale light as of approaching dawn over the streets and the dark waters of the…… Continue reading Christmas stories #9

Christmas stories #8

Another beautiful story, speaking of endings and probably new beginnings and of Art that is divine, it really is, the soul quencher in otherwise drab days of routine. The last leaf By O’Henry In a little district west of Washington Square the streets have run crazy and broken themselves into small strips called “places.” These…… Continue reading Christmas stories #8

Christmas stories #7

Some stories are so charming, their very essence is dictated their illustrious writers. The Kabuliwallah is one such, that is the result of Tagore’s great way with words. The Kabuliwallah By Rabindranath Tagore My five years’ old daughter Mini cannot live without chattering. I really believe that in all her life she has not wasted…… Continue reading Christmas stories #7

Christmas stories #6

After the heart-wrench, here is something to lighten up the mood coupled with the amazing British humor. Though Maugham suffers his predicament is funny and the Mademoiselle is hilarious! The Luncheon By William Somerset Maugham     I caught sight of her at the play and in answer to her beckoning I went over during the…… Continue reading Christmas stories #6

Christmas stories #5

Life is not always fair. It simply is not. There is tragedy, there is comedy and finally there is making peace, cause frankly sometimes thats all that one can do. Make peace. Find peace. Like Ivan Dmitritch Aksyokof. Its one of those pieces of fiction that will need a box of tissues to go with.…… Continue reading Christmas stories #5

Christmas stories #4

Honesty is the best policy. I mean what even if some wise men believe that its the straightest of trees that are felled first. This one piece of fiction by the dear French writer Maupassant reinstates that very belief. The Diamond Necklace By Guy de maupassant The girl was one of those pretty and charming young…… Continue reading Christmas stories #4

Christmas Stories #3

From the Indian writers, this one is a memory. K N Daruwalla writes about love in this earthy Love story set in the great rann of kutch. The story has been an inspiration for the Bollywood movie of Refugee. The movie is miss-able, but the story is laudable. Love across the salt desert By Keki…… Continue reading Christmas Stories #3

Christmas Stories #2

Anton Chekhov is undoubtedly my most favorite writer, the Russian doctor wrote short stories in his spare time and this short story is undoubtedly my favorite. The Bet by Anton Chekhov It was a dark autumn night. The old banker was walking up and down his study and remembering how, fifteen years before, he had…… Continue reading Christmas Stories #2