It’s been an incredible 4 weeks – we are back one last time, with one short story a day. Here is what you can look forward to in week 5!


FRI – To Goddess, With Love by Devdutt Pattanaik

A mother pens a heartfelt letter to her ex-daughter-in-law detailing the events that led to her coming out. In this brief but buoyant story, Devdutt Pattanaik discusses the choices a woman is often forced to make and the elation that accompanies breaking free of those constraints. To Goddess, With Love is a story about love, acceptance and freedom, and most importantly, the gravity of empathy. (7)

SAT – Switcheroo by Kiran Manral 

Dimple Bhalla finds a stranger in the mirror. She believes someone has stolen her body and replaced it with another. 

SUN – Sherlock Holmes & the Adventure of the Dancing Men by Arthur Conan Doyle 

Mr. Cubitt has been finding strange drawings of dancing men all around his estate. He would chalk it up to a prankster, if the drawings didn’t upset his wife so much. Can Holmes solve the case before tragedy strikes? Follow the clues with Sherlock Holmes in the adventure of the dancing men!

MON – Our Freedoms by Vivek Shanbhag

As India faces some of its greatest challenges, Vivek Shanbhag writes about what freedom means to him. Inspiring, searching and full of ideas – this is the story of our times. (6)

TUE – Odour of Chrysanthemums by DH Lawrence

Elizabeth, in a soulless marriage, despairs for her husband, Walter. D.H. Lawrence is known best for his short stories, his most famous works including Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Sons and Lovers. (5)

WED – The Last Breakfast by Mudagal Vishwas

With their relationship falling apart with every passing day, will Kavya’s love for Mani be enough for her to get on board with his idea of saving their relationship? (4)

THUR – How the Butcher Taught the Brahmin by Renuka Narayanan

Renuka Narayanan recounts a story from the Mahabharata where a man who prides himself on his brilliance learns a lesson from an unexpected teacher. (3)

FRI – The Girl At the Yellow Door by Debeshi Gooptu

Tapan is a door-to-door salesman selling tea leaves. He meets Maya, a young housewife, and convinces her to buy tea from him. The two strike up an unlikely friendship and he soon learns that she is in an abusive marriage. The friendship turns into love. Will the lovers find a way to be together? (2)

SAT – The Last Poisoners of 6 by Neeraj Chawla

In the galis of Delhi’s Chandni Chowk, an Ayurvedic practitioner settles domestic and business disputes – with an undetectable deadly poison that he prepares. Will he succeed this time? (1)

SUN – What Is Remembered by Suketu Mehta

Mahesh has the perfect NRI life, so perfect that he can’t recall a thing about his past, not even his mother’s name. But an accidental trip to New York’s Indian neighbourhood, Jackson Heights, awakens memories. Surreal, moving and funny, this is a delightful novella from one of our greatest writers

MON – The Cloak by Nikolai Gogol

Akaky Akakievich Bashmachkin is an impoverished government clerk in the Russian capital of St. Petersburg. Akaky is dedicated to his job, though little recognised for his hard work. Instead, the younger clerks often tease him – his threadbare cloak usually the butt-end of these jokes.

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