Life is too short to gain all knowledge by personal experience; one has to learn from the experiences of others. The best way to do this is through books. A short story deals with an issue generally faced by us and interestingly shows how to tackle it. Whether you agree with the author or not it is certainly educative. Authors have a knack of casting a spell on you and attracting you to their point of view. Readers should step off from the author from time to time and reexamine author?s logic critically, to be able to decide for yourself.
This is a collection of stories; therefore I am giving a brief idea of each story.
Realization: Some persons are incapable to express or expose their love; they are often mistaken and families might get disrupted. A marriage is for a lifetime, in spite of occasional misunderstandings or lapses.
Sleep walker: Sleep walking is an ailment; the afflicted person is unaware of what the person does or what is done to the person, during such a period; it can lead to a lot of misunderstanding.
7053: Sometimes a number may prove embarrassing! It can also lead to a happy consequence.
An invasion history forgot to record: Sometimes miracles defy the greed of unjust invaders.
A Deepavali gift: Some people are prejudiced against Birth-Control operation because they fear loss of potency due to the operation.
What a marriage: There is a limit of tolerance even for a docile daughter-in-law; when the limit is crossed, she behaves differently.
No vacancy: Some persons are proud about their beauty and expect the world to accord them primacy in all matters but life has its own norms and opportunities don?t keep waiting for anyone.
Mangamma?s prowess: Some people profit by fooling gullible public. Can you blame one for adopting the same path when her husband is making merry with another woman?
Awakening: It is time that persons are judged by their characters rather than by their birth.
The umbrella: A school girl forgets her umbrella at the bus shelter; a student helps its restoration.