One Proverb One Tale: Explore the wisdom of Indian civilization wrapped in tiny sentences by The Indian Proverb is a collection of forty-four Indian proverbs. The one thing that binds most of these proverbs is the wisdom that these contain. Undoubtedly, the author has done their homework while curating the book and included just the right mix of proverbs. The concept of explaining each proverb with the help of a bite-sized story is a stroke of genius.
The book, Nargis & Other Short Stories, is a collection of 8 short stories, each unique and different from others, covering various facets of life, inspired by real-life characters and incidents.
Small Talk and Simple Things: Real Life Stories that will inspire you to take a chill pill towards “Arranged Marriage” by Meryl Mathew is a curation of twelve short and sweet real-life stories with the central theme of arranged marriage. One of the short stories, The Unaware Mistress revolves around Rahul and Maya. After just a couple of dates, they clicked. While Maya dreamed of a beautiful future together, Rahul kept disappearing every now and then. Since he was not on any of the social media platforms, the normal convenience of locating anyone with a couple of clicks was not available to her. Finally, when she got a hold of him, she insisted that he talk to his parents about her and that they get married. Her parents had already begun their search for a suitable partner for their daughter by creating her profile on a matrimonial website.
Body Language – Short Stories by Marylee MacDonald is a collection of twelve fascinating tales. All I Have is one of the stories that made a deep impression in my heart. When a woman felt that a homeless man was following her, she clutched her purse close to her heart. Her suspicions peaked when he began making small talk with her. Initially, she assumed that he would ask her for money. However, he made no such suggestion.
Jack did not know that his life would change in a blink. An ordinary day transformed into a mysterious one when a man in “..a Panama hat and light flannels” handed him an envelope and told him to hand it over to a tall man “…wearing a blue pin-stripe suit with a red carnation.” His innate attraction towards mystery got the better of him.
Zenova 20 – Finest Assortment of Short Stories by Reetwika Banerjee, as the name suggests, is a book filled with twenty short stories. Let’s take a sneak peek into one of her stories. A teenage girl, whose name remains untold, narrates her adventurous and romantic trip to an isolated tourist attraction spot, Salbani. In the midst…