Short Stories

My Story: Rishika – II

Reading Time: 5 minutesHere’s the second part of the four stories novella that deals with love, marriage, and relationship, by Meenakshi, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. Hi! I am Rishika. I divorced recently. And I run my own little clothing line. I know I started my introduction with the divorce bit and it’s kind of […]

With Love, From Benares

Reading Time: 10 minutesFor building the premise of sex-workers in Benares many literary pieces had delineated several tales. Zamindars and their consorts, atrophies of Baaijibaris over the time, the fate of their true love labours that was stamped to be illegitimates and many more. A graduate of TISS, social work was Atrayee’s profession. She talks about the sordid […]

Short Stories of Tagore: Vignettes from Human Life

Reading Time: 6 minutesRuchira critiques eight short stories of Tagore, in the Special Issue, exclusively for Different Truths. Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Mini who lived in a spacious house in one of the numerous by-lanes of Kolkata. By a quirk of fate, she struck up an affectionate friendship with an Afghan peddler […]

Kabuliwala of the Eden Gardens

Reading Time: 9 minutesAs an homage to Tagore, Atrayee writes a modern version of Kabuliwala. This Mini’s world is that of crayons, TV, Cricket matches, and more. But, the echoes of the well-known story is distinct. Here’s a short story, as Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. Mini was angry. Nobody had time for her. She manically smeared […]

Remembering Tagore

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn all of his creative works, what touched Navodita is the poignancy and the deep feeling of emotion that flow with his thoughts – the sensitivity, the words and the meanings generated by every single sentence of his story or poem stand out to showcase not just his knowledge but also his deep-seated love for […]


Reading Time: 5 minutesAn enigmatic short story, by Michele, as a tribute to Tagore, a Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. “I really cannot understand,” her fingers pounded out on the keypad, “why you do not understand why, in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the ultimate answer to the ultimate question has to be, as was so clearly offered, ’42.’ …101010 […]

My Poet, My City: Owning Tagore and the Bard in Allahabad

Reading Time: 18 minutesOur Editor-in-Chief, Arindam, shares his personal relationship with Tagore. It deepened when he learned that Gurudev had a close connection with Allahabad, the scribe’s birthplace. Tagore’s niece was married to a legal luminary in the City of Confluence. Moreover, the Bard had an interesting relationship with the Indian Press. The three editorials of Tapati Sinha, […]


Reading Time: 7 minutesA poignant story about a girl in the ASD spectrum. It unfolds the struggle of a single mother and Yashika, their trials and tribulations, and finally recognition, as Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths.  It was Sunday. A small get together was planned by Lalita at her house. Relatives and friends were enjoying the grub […]

A Child Lost in his Special World

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe pain and agony of a mother of an Autistic child, crushed by the pressures of her life, takes a grim toll. Tapati recounts a heart-wrenching account, based on a real-life incident, in the Special Feature, Exclusively for Different Truths.  The young child was playing with crayons spread around. Mindlessly he would pick up one […]

In Pursuit of a Normal Life

Reading Time: 8 minutesAnjali shares the trials and tribulations of being a mother of a Special Needs child, diagnosed with ASD, with her diary, in this short story. She’s dismayed that even the NCR does not have proper schools for such children. An exclusive for the Special Feature, for Different Truths. Dear Diary, The month is February. They […]