“Hello Mr. Murty …” phoned in Sadanandam, the General Manager of ABC bank. “We have reviewed the business of your Abids branch. After you took over, you are achieving excellent results. Business is growing. Congratulations”. Krishna Murty thanked Sadanandam. He is the Senior Manager of the ABC bank’s Abids branch. Sadanandam continued: “Opposite your branch there is a big … [Read more...]
Fiction & Stories
Fiction (Short Stories & Excerpts)
Fiction, Short Stories and Excerpts of Novels. Indian Literature and Fiction from India and the world over.
If ever you go to Laxmipuram and ask for the house of Veera Venkata Satyanarayana garu, nobody will be able to tell you. But if you ask for the house of Gandhi garu, immediately you will be shown the house of Satyanarayana garu. The reason why he got this title is for the manner in which he dresses. During his college days, he happened to participate in the Independence … [Read more...]
Gopal threw down a bunch of scrunched up ten rupee notes on the dirty glass counter. The notes came to rest in the gap between large, even dirtier, glass jars filled with enticing wares and a fair share of flies. There was wrapper-less hard orange candy, small red local chocolates, lollipops with cartoon-cover wrappings and even a jar with stale and very greasy patties. "Four … [Read more...]
I In the dim light glimmering from an oil lamp, Mother saw an unusual sight — a pout and a frown on Fatima’s angelic face. Mother was unable to digest the rarity of the event — Fatima was behaving irascibly, and that too for a new frock? She never behaved this way, what has happened to my little girl, Mother wondered in suppressed anguish. Adding to her surprise worry here was … [Read more...]
Before his retirement to his cottage outside Chiangling, the peasant/poet Chen Hsi-wei had always been on the move. When the news spread that he was able to receive visitors, several came. Among the most welcome was Liu Qing-sheng, who, before his own retirement, had been a second minister in the last years of the Sui dynasty. Liu and Hsi-wei had been pupils together under Shen … [Read more...]