Tag Archives: English Stories on Compromise

Dadima’s Stick: Fun filled Mystery Story

Dadima's Stick

Dadima’s Stick: The first thing Govind and I noticed as Dadima (paternal grand-mother) came out through the glass doors of the Bombay airport in a wheelchair was the stick in her hand. Dadima had gone to Dubai for a short stay with Gopal Chacha (father’s younger brother). A week later, she had had a fall, and her artificial left hip …

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The Bailiff’s Bootsoles: Story From Urals

Story From The Urals: The Bailiff's Bootsoles

The Bailiff’s Bootsoles: There was a bailiff in Polevaya once called Severyan Kondratych. Eh, what a ruffian he was, what a ruffian! They’d never known the like since there’d been mines and mills there. A hound, he was, and worse. A wild beast. The Bailiff’s Bootsoles: Pavel Bazhov He knew little enough about the work, but when it came to …

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Two Little Sparrows: Story about birds and their nest

Two Little Sparrows: Story about birds and their nest

Two Little Sparrows: “Cheap-cheap!” The shrill cries woke Nandita up. She switched on her bedside lamp. There was a fluttering. Wings whizzed past above her head. “Oh, it is you!” Nandita called out to the two sparrows perched above the window curtain. “It is too early to chirp. Let me sleep!” One of the sparrows blinked a mischievous eye. Then …

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Courage Conquers All: A story from High School

Courage Conquers All: A story from High School

Life is only froth and bubble Two things stand like stone Kindness in another’s trouble Courage in your own. Courage Conquers All: “Have you heard the latest news? A new boy is to join our class!” Tikkoo Kapoor called out as his friends entered the assembly hall morning prayers. “Rot!” Suresh declared immediately. Courage Conquers All: Neela Subramaniam “Are you …

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4th of July Funny Story: Extended family cook-out

4th of July Funny Short Story - Extended family cook-out

4th of July Funny Story – One year, Jim’s family was having the “extended family” 4th of July cookout at their home. One of the special treats that year was the lighting of the fireworks (Roman candles, bottle rockets, missile batteries, etc.) they had bought out of state (they’re illegal in their state, of course!) 4th of July Funny Story: …

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Saved by the bell: Grandmother and Holi Sweets

Saved by the bell: Grandmother and Holi Sweets

With Holi coming up, Dadi (Grandmother) wants to start preparing the sweets but how can she without the right ingredients? Dadi had started dictating her list of items to be bought for Holi since last evening. “Who can match the flavor of mouth-watering dahi vadas and crispy golden gujhiyas prepared by Dadi?” said Garima excitedly. mom smiled in agreement. Dadi …

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Rimjhim And Pigeon’s Eggs: Wisdom Story

Rimjhim And Pigeon's Eggs: Wisdom Story

“Mamma – mamma” – Rimjhim was screaming from the balcony. Mrs. Sharma could feel the joy and surprise in her daughter’s voice. “What happened”? she almost ran to the balcony and saw Rimjhim standing around the birds. Rimjhim was merrily clapping with loud giggle. Mamma smiled and asked – “What happened dear? You look quite happy”. “Look at that mamma” …

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