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Vadhod Vakhtovakhat : Web Journal, No. 1: Web Journal

By: Manilal Gala, Editor

It is a part one of the web anthology of articles in Kachhi language published in website : vadhod.com during 2014-2015 period

bhorindho, aguno kachhi vajinter, aakhani, holana, piroli, ginan-kos, sad-sanket ji gaal,

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Zoë : or, The Clockwork Spheres of Paradise,

By: Sean Fraser

Zoë meets the Ferryman and the Lighthouse-Keeper.

L’Ancien Régime: France, 1913 — Modern vicissitudes in les Belles Époques had ascended in a progressive era which begat the Machine Age. Presidents, Lords, Kings, Courts, Parliaments and Congresses and Leagues were belaboured against the Senses of Reason and Logic as they indulged with the Seven Deadly Vices: Sloth, Jealousy, Greed, Ignorance, Intolerance, Despair and Fear; and, in the intrigues performed, they would be sent forth on that voyage where all are passenger.

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The Bald Boy Keloglan and the Most Beautiful Girld in the World

By: Ph.D. HB Paksoy

Before we ascend to the thoughts and deeds of Keloğlan, it may be desirable to explore the foundations of Turkish oral literature, which enjoys its share of archetypes. One such internationally known character is Nasreddin Hoja (or, Hoca), representing the voice of reason in a witty manner. On one occasion, Nasreddin borrows a kazan (large cauldron) from his neighbor. When Nasreddin returns the kazan, the neighbor sees that there is a small cooking pot in the bottom. He...

On another celebrated occasion, which took place over some eight centuries ago, Nasreddin again demonstrates the necessity of experimental science and reasoning: One day Nasreddin brings home three pounds of meat, expecting his wife to cook it for dinner. At dinner-time, Nasreddin finds no meat on the table. He asks his wife, "What happened to the meat?" His wife replies, "The cat ate it." Nasreddin breezes into the kitchen, puts the cat on the scales, and d...

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Anthology Of Manohar's 56 Stories

By: Manohar Asija

This compilation of 56 fictional stories has been interspersed, with a view to categorize these independent theme-based entertaining bits of literature, created by the author for that type of readers who do not like lengthy novels/stories. However, the three sections, namely Micro Stories, Short Stories and Long Tale trifurcating the complete book indicate to the fact that the author kept in mind the immediate availability of the time at the disposal of his valued reader...

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My Dear Sister-in-law

By: Manohar Asija

Female spouse of one’s brother is called `sister-in-law`; similarly the sister of one’s spouse is sister-in-law. Again, the wife of one’s brother-in-law is also called sister-in-law, subject however to the condition that the said brother-in-law is not the husband of one’s own sister. Thus, in Indian society, we find a vast variety of sister-in-law. However, one factor of commonality is often found in the cases where at both ends of this relationship, we have females. The...

Perched in his wheelchair, at the moment on 30th June, 2007, this erstwhile lover of Maya -law. Of course, this infirm oldie his first ever acquaintance with Vibha Ratra took place, when his family ... Our mother, though surprised to be getting acquainted by her son to Mrs Wilson as the bride's mother, chose to maintain silence about her knowledge of that lady's `swarthy` reputation in the residential vicinity, during their adolescence. Instead of consoling his father ...

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K's Bhoomika

By: Manohar Asija

Having lost her mother, and virtually rendered `orphan`, in the absence of `father`, a little girl Named Bhoomika, by dint of sheer circumstances, happens to reach a virgin teacher. Here, the `blessed opportunity for education` awaits her, as she is inspired and guided by this benevolent lady towards higher education. Once, she was offered a part-time job of `a reader for a blind class-fellow` of hers at Khadi Degree College, Guhahati: and she gladly accepted it. Of cou...

"In fact, I had never spoken to her even a single word, though she continued to send me signals for initiating a dialogue with her. I had to go to fetch my daily quota of water from the water-tap, provided at the back of her tenement, for all the four segments, in the vicinity. Almost every time, we had to place our buckets or utensils, in a queue, while waiting for our turn. Being shy of passing through the front lane, while approaching the water-tap, I preferred to wal...

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Jhalla (A Silly Lad)

By: Manohar Asija

The Analytical Sketches of the biography, titled `Jhalla` (A Silly Lad) is an exposition of the various stages, leaving behind sweet and sometimes sour reminiscences on the mind of the author. This treatise aims to provide the glimpses of the life’s journey already traversed by him for over 8 decades. Here, in this book, he jumps from one stage to another, to provide the reader of his past and the present day life. The scheme of the book is based on segments and their c...

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Exploring, Exploiting

By: Manohar Asija

This novel is based on the plot that describes the life of a young lady having worked as Assistant Professor at the University level. These days, she is engaged by a Trust, interested in promoting `mental illumination through peace of mind and self-confidence. She is going places to deliver lectures, keep in mind the aims of the organization as well as the composition of the audiences. In fact, since her infancy she is on the move from one part of India to another, eve...

Dear Madhu Ji, On my way back home I recapitulated, as my routine exercise, the discussions at the Coffee House. Can you recall the reaction of Mr Malik to Lal's outburst against the final outcome of Dhananjay Chakrovarty's legal battle to ward off the Capital punishment pronounced on him for rape and murder of a minor girl, when he himself was just 21 years? ……………..." I suppose Mr. Malik came out with some amusing retort, which made almost the entire group at the table...

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Circumstantially Evolved Relationship

By: Manohar Asija

Two bank employees, one married male and the other unmarried female happened to mark affinity for self in the other. This unmarried person was the boss of the other one. In view of the mutual affinity, this boss visited the other’s residence for delivering in person the `invite` on the occasion of her marriage with an NRI doctor. In a couple of years, the marriage of both these persons reached the stage of irretrievable breakdown, as both were feeling suffocated with t...

“It appears to me that almost every religion tends to circumscribe the reasoning potentials of its followers. The self-styled custodian of the religious beliefs would not take it upon himself as a duty to seek the explanations of the `deviating folk`, unless an explosive situation emerges,” Nidhi expresses her opinion in the presence of the lone listener … She says, “Even at this moment, some kuchcha structure is visible. A notice board is also clearly visible from he...

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Abraded Emotionality

By: Manohar Asija

This moderately sized novel opens before the reader, with an episode that took place, when after having driven over a hundred kilometers relating to the pleasure trip from Delhi to Kosani, a tourist resort situated in the Kumayun Hills a range of the Himalayas in the North of India, being undertaken by a group of very intimate three unwed oldies, all retired college teachers, when one of them is accosted by the owner of the roadside `Dhaba` (an indigenous restaurant) wh...

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A Match of My Choice

By: Manohar Asija

This story whirls around plot that opens up when two ex-classmates happen to meet inadvertently, one on his official duty, while the other on past-time, enjoying holiday touring alone. Their next meeting, brings a female classfellow of theirs at the hill-station to make them enjoy one another’s company. This re-union continues to grow further during the years that follow. The author portrays just an account of certain events taking shape in the social sectors of thes...

Hemant's intention in going to the H.P.T.D.C. hotel was, at the moment, influenced by the desire to meet Mr. Manmeet Malhotra, the manager. He also wanted thereby to express his gratitude to Mr. Malhotra who had arranged accommodation for him last night. Hemant was already under obligation of Mr Malhotra for his kind and affectionate treatment of Hemant when three years ago Hemant happened to meet him at the H.P.T.D.C. hotel at Manali where Manmeet Malhotra was workin...

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In Search of Lost Time : Swann's Way

By: Marcel Proust; Matthew Rochon, Translator

Recent translation of DU COTE DE CHEZ SWANN by Marcel Proust, the first volume of A LA RECHERCHE DU TEMPS PERDU; original French work was published in 1913

I could not thank my father; he got annoyed by what he called sentimentality. I stayed standing there, not daring to move; he was still in front of us, tall, in his white nightshirt, down which fell a purple and pink scarf made of Indian cashmere that he had started knotting around his head ever since he started suffering from neuralgia, with a gesture like the one Abraham makes in the engraving done by Nebozzo Gozzoli that Swann had given me, telling Sarah she must deta...

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Bhedappoykal : ഭേദപ്പോയ്‌കള്‍

By: Biju Revamma; Biju Revamma

ആരും തൊടാത്ത, നമുക്കിടയില നിസ്സാരമെന്നു തോന്നിക്കുന്ന ശൂന്യസ്ഥലങ്ങളെ സ്പര്ശിടച്ചുകൊണ്ടാണ് ഈ എഴുത്തുകാരന്റെ ഓരോ കഥകളും കടന്നുപോകുന്നത്. അങ്ങേയറ്റം ചെറുതും ലോലവുമായ വിഷയങ്ങള്‍ അത്രയുംതന്നെ ലളിതമായ ഭാഷയില്‍ അവതരിപ്പിക്കുക എന്നത് ആധുനികതയുടെ കാലത്ത് തികച്ചും അപൂർവമായിരിക്കുന്നു

൧൨. മല യാളത്തില ഇപ്പോഴത്തെ എഴുത്ത്/സിനിമാ സൃഷ്ടികളെപ്പറ്റി ? ഏത് തരത്തലുള്ള സൃഷ്ടികളാണ് വേണ്ടത് എന്നത് കാലഘട്ടം ആവശ്യപ്പെടുന്ന ഒന്നാണ്. അത്തരത്തിലുള്ള സൃഷ്ടികൾ ഉണ്ടാകുകയും ചെയ്യുന്നു.

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Fwapp! : The Story of Tessie and Tain

By: Timmy Spabe

Finally the epic stories of Tessie Rosenrothstein and Tain Frash are told in this heart pounding prequel to the award winning novel, The Children of Rutherford. A tale of two heroes who grew up in homes with more interesting siblings and lowered expectations.

Tessie was awoken in the middle of the night by Smump crawling into bed with her. “You woke me up,” Tessie said groggily. “When are you not asleep?” Smump whispered. “Please don't fart in my bed, Smump.” “I wasn't planning on it.” “Do you have any liquid in your mouth?” “Just a soupçon of spittle.” “Why are you always so mean to people, Smump?” “Why are you so lethargic and disinterested in life, Tessie?” “I dunno,” Tessie shrugged. “I feel like I've already l...

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Bumping Tacos : A Gift Zerzeron Adventure

By: Timmy Spabe

It’s the first day of school for Giffy Zerzeron, the new teacher at Paula Deen High School sponsored by Remington Firearms in Woodstock, Virginia, and she’s ready to make a difference. In one day, she has to win over a classroom full of diverse students with her “innovative” teaching style.

Giffy stood proudly in the middle of her new classroom and stared proudly at the blank walls that were hers to decorate. She opened her satchel and pulled out a stack of portraits. Giffy spent the next 22 minutes gluing portraits to the wall of great men like George Wallace, Bill Cosby, George W. Bush, Nero, Pete Rose, Ty Cobb, Robert E. Lee, Fatty Arbuckle, L. Ron Hubbard, Ted Nugent, Roozy Feep, and many others. It was in the legacies of these great men that she h...

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Shampoo Android

By: S. S. Shopping

A fictitious humorous story about androids and shampoo.

Mr. Utterson, the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance that was never lighted by a smile; cold, scanty and embarrassed in discourse; backward in sentiment; lean, long, dusty, dreary and yet somehow l o v a b l e.

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Babbitt 2 : Based on Public Domain Characters Created by Sinclair ...

By: Timmy Spabe; Sinclair Lewis, Co-Author

Satan has escaped from hell and the city of Zenith and the state of Winnemac are in grave danger. George Babbitt and an unlikely group of heroes must rise up against the dark lord of evil to not only save the future of humanity, but the sould of Babbitt himself. Working from recently discovered notes supposedly from the pen of Sinclair Lewis, 12 year old Timmy Spabe has crafted a new adventure that surpasses the original in every way.

“What are you talking about?” Babbitt gasped as he and the others stared in horror at Cilantro. as he sat down heavily on the couch.  “In the year 1930, the state of Winnemac and all cities and people within cease to exist and all memories of this place will be wiped from both history and the minds of those who live in my era.” “Pardon my use of obscenity,” Howard said breathlessly. “But what the heck?” Cilantro frowned.  “The only things that are known of Winnema...

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Sanctuary of the Whirligigs

By: Barry Rachin

Marcus is showing Andrea Simpson, the PhD psychologist who counsels hard-core offenders at the women's reformatory, how to construct whirligigs. Andrea, for her part, is teaching the woodworker a thing or two about the human condition.

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The Short Story Dispatch : Introductory Edition

By: Donald Harry Roberts; Donald Harry Roberts

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