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Short Story

Life on Repeat, Falguni Kothari

3 Tiny Tales For A Quick Dose Of Wit

Illustrations by Hemant Sapre

Since brevity is the soul of wit — the smaller, the better — Verve invites three eminent authors to share crisp narratives of about 100 words each
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Short Story, Fiction, Gouri Dange
July 22, 2016

Patali Panna Cotta

Text by Gouri Dange. Illustration by Surasti Puri

As 51-year-old Yamini grapples with the scandal of her recent past, she stumbles on true artistry in an unsung corner of a gur-maker’s village. In a short story written exclusively for Verve, Gouri Dange explores the workings of a human mind thirsting to erase a deep hurt
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Anjum Hasan, Fiction
June 11, 2016

Matters Of Style

Illustration by Priya Sebastian

In this short story written exclusively for Verve, award-winning author Anjum Hasan takes a look at the thin line between looking fine and attempting to look fine
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Tina Sharma Tiwari, Indian author

The Marriage Market

Illustration by Salil Sojwal

Meeting a prospective groom at his home, Natasha goes through the motions – sometimes fluttering her eyelashes, at other moments dumbstruck as she balks at the incongruity of the interlude. In a humorous short story for Verve, author Tina Sharma Tiwari takes a light-hearted look at a common marriage scenario
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Preeti Shenoy
February 27, 2016

The Obsession

Text by Preeti Shenoy. Illustration by Salil Sojwal

The arrival of a dark-haired, stylish stranger at the library hurtles the protagonist into his troubled past. Preeti Shenoy pens a riveting tale of crossed relationships
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Gouri Dange, Short Story, Fiction
November 07, 2015

A Flawed Abundance

Illustration by Salil Sojwal

Oyster mushrooms growing off jute bundles...sunbirds chattering over hibiscuses... neatly planted vegetables…well-exercised dogs. Monideepa Saha — having turned her back on the expressway of urban living where everyone does things very fast — is enjoying her life in an almost perfect rural idyll. Gouri Dange pens a portrait of her simple days in an exclusive short story for Verve
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