Why read one free short story when you can have 4! We have one for every mood to help you get through June! Here is our schedule for this week on Live, Laugh, Learn & Love Festival:

LIVE – (3)


Insights from The 5 AM Club by Robin Sharma in 15 mins

The 5 am Club is the trailblazing—and astonishing—story of two everyday human beings seeking greater productivity, prosperity and serenity in this age of digital distraction and overwhelming complexity who meet a most weird and wonderful tycoon.

The quirky yet brilliant billionaire takes them on a marvelous voyage across the world that dramatically upgrades their businesses, rewires their effectiveness and awakens their happiness, along with their sense of personal freedom.

Part manifesto for mastery, part playbook for genius-grade productivity and part companion for a life lived beautifully, The 5 am Club is a work that will transform your life. Forever. (4)

WED – 

For Total Change Start Small – Osho

Osho recommends aiming smaller if you wish to change completely. Rajneesh, also known as Acharya Rajneesh, Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh, Bhagwan Rajneesh, Osho Rajneesh and later as Osho, was an Indian godman, mystic, and founder of the Rajneesh movement. During his lifetime, he was viewed as a controversial new religious movement leader and mystic. (5)


Strategies to Increase your Productivity – HBR

Avoid making these five mistakes that kill your productivity at work. 

FRI – 

Notes from Dad by Diksha Dwivedi

A mini blockbuster from the Letters from Kargil. (6)

SAT – 

Who Do You Think You Are? Queen Mary? by John Zubrzycki

The marriage of Gayatri Devi and Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur, known to their friends as Ayesha and Jai, was a unique one. What happened when she entered his life as his third wife? This is a chapter from THE HOUSE OF JAIPUR: THE INSIDE STORY OF INDIA’S MOST GLAMOROUS ROYAL FAMILY by John Zubrzycki.

SUN – 

The Call of A Tiger by Jim Corbett

MON – 

A Little Journey by Ray Bradbury 

When she sees an ad in the newspaper inviting people to go to Mars and spend a week in a relaxing spa, Mrs Bellowes decides this time she will get to see Him at last. But does her greatest adventure turn out the way she hopes?


TUE – (7)


Aayan has finally found his dream girl. The wedding functions are in full swing. His family is looking forward to all the ‘tham jham’ which accompanies an Indian wedding. But what if the wedding procession lands themselves a dead guests? Read on to find out…. (8)

WED – 

Nation Vs Biryani by Aarati Shah

Parvati, a Hindu girl from a poor neighbouhood, falls for Hassan who belongs to a rich Muslim family. But when she gets to know about his dark secret, she has to make a tough choice. Who will she pick, her country or him?



My Cousin Sahil by Andaleeb Waheed

A young girl is unhappy because she is engaged to her cousin, Sahil, and they don’t have a connection. After a lot of thought, she tells him that she doesn’t want to get married. What will Sahil’s reaction be? Was telling him a mistake?

FRI – 

The Nose by Nikolai Gogol 

SAT – 

Rent A Husband by Vasudha Sahgal

Gayatri has had enough with Meena Bhua’s rants on her spinster status. And then one day at work, she comes across an ‘app’- an ‘app’ which lets you ‘rent a husband’. While Gayatri can’t decide if this is a bizarre idea or truly ingenious, will her pesky relative push her to the brink to actually sign up to ‘Rent A Husband’?

SUN – 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber

MON – 

WiFi Love by Vinayak Nadkarni

How creative have you been with naming your Wifi network? Have you ever tried to make a conversation with your cute neighbor over Wifi names? Welcome to the new definition of meeting someone. A man bonds with a stranger in a foreign country over Wifi network names. Like every love story, they too have a ‘but’; what is that? Stay hooked.




Indigenius: Our Oldest Start-Up by Gayatri Jayaraman

Our largest co-operative movement and the world’s largest producer of milk sparked the collective consciousness of small farmers and producers of foodstuffs throughout India.

WED – 

The Presence of the Dragon by Probal DasGupta


Of Schemers and Manipulators by Vasanthi



Aurangzeb’s Grand Trick by Parvati Sharma

When Professor Haroun Hussain gives a lecture on the controversial Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, a group of saffron clad young men raise slogans. But Haroun receives support from an unexpected corner of the hall.

SAT – 

The Dawn of the Present Century by Subhas Chandra Bose (9)

SUN – 

How To Meditate by Dalai Lama

HH The Dalai Lama elaborates on the correct posture, environment and thought behind meditation

MON – 

Great Expectations by Kanhaiya Kumar

From being the most gifted student in his local village school, young Kanhaiya Kumar is sent to a fancier private school. But the new opportunities also lead to new problems. Searingly honest, moving and bittersweet, GREAT EXPECTATIONS is a superb account of a clever boy coming of age in rural India. 



The Last Leaf by O. Henry

The Last Leaf is the story of an old artist who saves the life of a young neighbouring artist, dying of pneumonia, by giving her the will to live. Through her window she can see an old ivy creeper (growing on a nearby wall), gradually shedding its leaves as autumn turns into winter, and she has taken the thought into her head that she will die when the last leaf falls. (2)

WED – 

True Love Stories: Raj Kapoor and Nargis by Kiran Manral

A film-maker who was the darling of the masses, and the heroine who was his muse, inspiration and partner. The story of the blue-eyed showman, Raj Kapoor, and the feisty Nargis.



No Love in Lahore by Devyani Khobragade

A diplomat from Pakistan falls in love with a qawwali singer in Delhi’s Nizamuddin dargah. Their passion for each other leads them into more and more danger. But who can resist the pull of desire?

FRI – 

Strangers and Celebrations by Karan’s Konfessions

Things get racy when Karan finds himself pushed against two strangers at the New Year’s celebration (10)

SAT – 

Through the Fire by Rudyard Kipling

Two star-crossed lovers must brave the world and its rules in this tragic tale by the master of the short story. 

SUN – 

One Night by Chirantan Shah

When she messages him seven years after they broke up, telling him she’s in Mumbai for one night, he doesn’t know what to do. She’s married and he still loves her. Saying hello one last time would be better than never seeing her again but saying goodbye is the hardest part (11)

MON – 

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

This 1943 novella is one of the most translated books in the world, and has been adapted into movies, podcasts, plays, graphic novels and many more. While it criticizes society, THE LITTLE PRINCE is a tender tale of loneliness, friendship, love and loss.


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