Short Story Books

Nonet by Sonali Dabade

Nonet | Sonali Dabade | Book Review

Nonet is a potpourri of heterogeneity. Every story is different, incongruous with the rest, and yet they all come together beautifully like an exquisite bouquet of wildflowers.

Afsaane by Ameya Bondre

Afsaane | Ameya Bondre | Book Review

“Afsaane” is a collection of short stories that are relatable in their themes and remarkable in their depth. It is a book that attempts to anchor our generation down with its esoteric lessons and its philosophical musings.


Slices of Life | Richa Gupta | Book Review

Each story is beautifully crafted with contrasting characters like Kanika and Kanta from different socio-economic backgrounds, Tiya and Bijoy with different levels of commitments and Rakhi and Mamta varying in their sense of loyalty and age.

Manto Ki Sarvashresth Kahaniyan

मंटो की सर्वश्रेष्ठ कहानियाँ | संपादक – नंदकिशोर विक्रम | पुस्तक समीक्षा

‘मंटो की सर्वश्रेष्ठ कहानियाँ’ शीर्षक कहानी संग्रह श्री नंदकिशोर विक्रम द्वारा सम्पादित किया गया है। इस संग्रह में सआदत हसन मंटो जैसे उर्दू के ऐसे कहानीकार की कहानियाँ संकलित की गयी हैं जिनकी हिंदी में सर्वाधिक कहानियाँ प्रकाशित हुई हैं। मंटो हिंदुस्तान और पाकिस्तान की साझी विरासत के सशक्त कहानीकार थे।

Unholy Tales from Banaras

Unholy Tales from Banaras | Anuj Tikku | Book Review

Unholy Tales from Banaras shows us a side of the city that often eludes a normal traveller. In addition to all its culturally rich experiences, the book lays bare its dark underbelly too. Expect a short read that shares multiple tales from the land of Banaras. Expect a book that is part fiction and part travel writing.


Love in Siesta | Avik Gangopadhyay | Book Review

‘Love in Siesta’ is a collection of 8 short stories on human psyche, instinct and emotion. The book makes use of different scenarios from changing time periods that meditate on private vision, opinions, passions and hidden motives that often have explicit, drawn out consequences.


The Madness of the Monk | Anuj Tikku | Book Review

The Madness of the Monk tells us a fictional story of the author himself. The book narrates his meetings with a mystic “mad monk” whom the author inadvertently keeps bumping into while he is travelling around the scenic Dharamshala and the colonial Shimla. It is in these meetings that the author learns about the seven noble truths of life.