Category Archives: Short Stories

Death of a short story writer

by N. S. Tasneem ON November 28, Shravan Kumar Varma breathed his last in Amritsar. His passing away at the age of 85 has suddenly brought to the mind that Amritsar can no more boast of having nurtured Urdu short … Continue reading

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بے نام موسموں كا نو حہ – Benaam Mausamon Ka Nauha

٫٫ آخر تم نے ظفر كي موت كي خبر اسے سنادي ،يه بھي نه سوچا كه وه دل كے عارضے ميں مبتلاهے ۔۔۔ ٬٬ ٫٫ مرنے والا بھي تو دل هي كا مريض تھا ۔ ٬٬ ٫٫ لگتا هے جيسے … Continue reading

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The Boy and the Apple Tree

A long time ago, there was a huge apple tree. A little boy loved to come and play around it everyday. He climbed to the treetop, ate the apples, and took a nap under the shadow. He loved the tree … Continue reading

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Tales of trapped women

Randeep Wadehra Apradhini by Shivani. Translated by Ira Pande. Harper Perennial. Pages: vii+193. Rs. 250 THIS is a collection of — to coin a term — bio-glimpses of real women trapped in situations beyond their control. Many of them are … Continue reading

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