• Short Stories (Fiction)

    What do you think I was doing?

    One of my friends told me the outline of the following story (dialogues are mine) just before we joined college. Somehow, that story still lingers on in my mind. So, I thought why not share it. The story is about a poor fisherman and a rich merchant. One day, a rich merchant notices the fisherman sleeping near the shore. He goes and wakes him up, and the following dialogues are exchanged between them. “Why are you sleeping in the afternoon? Why don’t you go and fish?”

  • Short Stories (Fiction)

    Religion is the opium of the masses…

    He was rich, he was powerful, he was influential and he was addicted. He was the president of the trust which owned one of the most influential temples in his location. The temple was so popular that it drew crowds even from the neighbouring states. Naturally, when there is such a high foot fall, there is bound to be good commerce in and around the temple. And he controlled that commerce. He was not born rich or influential. He was the son of one of the priests of the temple. As was the custom, be too became the priest in the same temple. He had a certain charm and style…

  • Short Stories (Fiction)

    The thrill in being normal

    [picapp src=”9/0/6/1/Robbie_Williams_Performs_197f.jpg?adImageId=6986324&imageId=6899508″ width=”500″ height=”370″ /] “Stop controlling my life” “We are not controlling your life, we are helping you out…” “Who are this ‘we’?” “I am sorry but that is classified information, I cannot give it to you” “God… How did I pass my University Examination?” “You wanted to pass, didn’t you?” “Yeah, but I attempted less than even twenty percent of the questions… how can I still pass?” “It’s enough if you want to pass, the rest will be taken care by us” “So, now if I want a job, you’ll get it for me?” “Yeah sure, why not?” “And what if I don’t perform well in that job,…

  • Short Stories (Fiction)

    After 5 years

    “Yeah, tell me… Oh… I am going in an auto… that’s why its noisy. Yeah… One minute… I ll pay him and be back” How much? Sir, 90 Rupees. What? It shows only 70 rupees in the meter. Sir, we take 20 rupees extra for leaving people outside city limits. Who told you this is outside city limits? Are you trying to cheat me? Sir, It is. Who decides that? You follow your own map is it? Sir, everyone pays. Is there a rule like that? You cannot over charge like this. I will complain to police. Sir, Let us go to police station if you want. You people are…

  • Short Stories (Fiction)

    Virus

    This is a work of Science Fiction. The atom was hitherto considered as the basic element of everything. We know that every atom consists of a nucleus at the centre and electrons around it. Look at where micro-biology has grown today. It has found applications even in pharmacy! It all started with antibiotics, but today we can deform certain disease causing cells by changing their chemical composition en-masse. What researchers have successfully done, is inject certain self sustained artificially intelligent viruses on certain electrons which would slowly destroy the electron by creating a huge imbalance. So, when certain electrons are destroyed in that manner, the chemical composition changes permanently and…