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Buddha and the four women

By Neena Badhwar PLAY: Buddha and the four women This play is based on the fact that one cannot achieve enlightenment like what King Siddhartha did in one life time without the help of people around him. They say ‘There’s always a woman behind a man’s success’. In King Siddhartha’s case, for him to have […]

Watermelons in summer

By Suman Khanna Aggarwal So, summer has finally come, mused six year old Krishna, as he sat next to the dustbin outside the house where his mother worked as a domestic servant. It was a blistering hot afternoon in June but the little boy did not feel the heat. In fact the hotter it got […]


A short story by Anu Shivaram Our monthly team meeting was almost coming to an end and the last person had just switched off his presentation when Gavin from the other team came rushing towards us.  He looked totally confused and flustered. He walked towards our manager Andrew and whispered, “Man, that young intern of […]

Mungo Man

  A short story by Rajpal Sandhu In that freezing cold night, even the trees seemed to be giving an illusion of the paranormal. I’d just finished my studies and started driving a cab once a week. The Saturday night’s take helped cover my entire week’s expenses. It was 2AM. Still an hour to go […]

It is in my house that you are living…

                                  By Neena Badhwar Our house backs on to Elouera National bush. The dining room overlooks on to the top of the trees. So we live with the Parakeets, Rosellas, Kookaburras, and at times an occasional Kangaroo or a […]

चिड़िया और कौवा

  एक गांव में दुर्भाग्यवश अचानक आग लग गयी और उसे बुझाने के लिए अनेक गांववासी जुट गए।  इधर पास ही के पेड़ पर एक चिड़िया और कौवा बैठे थे।  आग को देख कर चिड़िया उड़ कर चोंच में पानी भर कर आग पर डालने लगी।  यह सब देख कौवा चिड़िया से बोला कि पगली […]

फूटा घड़ा 

            बहुत  समय  पहले  की  बात  है , किसी  गाँव  में  एक   किसान  रहता  था . वह  रोज़   भोर  में  उठकर  दूर  झरनों  से  स्वच्छ  पानी  लेने  जाया   करता  था . इस  काम  के  लिए  वह  अपने  साथ  दो  बड़े  घड़े  ले  जाता  था , जिन्हें  वो  डंडे  में   बाँध  कर  अपने कंधे पर  दोनों  ओर  लटका  लेता  था . उनमे  से […]

The legend of Bodhidharma

Bodhidharma, the third son of a Tamil Pallava king from Kanchipuram, who had awakened his kundalini and mastered the martial arts, went to China in sixth century and was supposed to be more than 150 years old.  Bodhidharma visited the Emperor Wu (Emperor Xiāo Yǎn 蕭衍 (posthumous name Wǔdì 武帝) of Liáng 梁 China), a fervent patron of Buddhism. Here is one of the […]

जूता कैसे बना

एक बार की बात है एक राजा था। उसका एक बड़ा-सा राज्य था। एक दिन उसे देश घूमने का विचार आया और उसने देश भ्रमण की योजना बनाई और घूमने निकल पड़ा। जब वह यात्रा से लौट कर अपने महल आया। उसने अपने मंत्रियों से पैरों में दर्द होने की शिकायत की। राजा का कहना […]

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