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The Stories in my Life: In reading Aldous Huxley's After The Fireworks, a curious homecoming
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The Stories in my Life: In reading Aldous Huxley's After The Fireworks, a curious homecoming

Aldous Huxley's ‘After The Fireworks’ is a searching account of a relationship between a 50-year-old celebrity novelist and a naïve 21-year-old fan of his books

The Stories in my Life: Anton Chekhov's The Bet is essential reading in a time of lockdowns and self-isolation
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The Stories in my Life: Anton Chekhov's The Bet is essential reading in a time of lockdowns and self-isolation

Chekhov's short story, The Bet, is a meditation on the nature of isolation, a thought-provoking account of a journey into solitude and the self

In Translated from the Gibberish, writer Anosh Irani questions the idea of home, experienced through longing
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In Translated from the Gibberish, writer Anosh Irani questions the idea of home, experienced through longing

Anosh Irani in his short story collection titled Translated from the Gibberish, explores the function of short stories and the significance of single moments that are pivotal to them. In an interview with Firstpost, he also talks about how his concept of home has developed since writing this collection.

The Stories in My Life: Amid changing times, a tale about a music teacher's commitment to perfection, by Alice Munro
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The Stories in My Life: Amid changing times, a tale about a music teacher's commitment to perfection, by Alice Munro

Every year, Miss Marsalles has a party — an annual recital presented by her little students — which is a tiresome and tedious affair for her invitees, for she is a relic of a vanished era. But this time, one performance changes how her invitees perceive her work | Neelam Saran Gour writes in this edition of The Stories in My Life

Book excerpt: Love in the Time of WhatsApp and Other Stories examines the idea of intimacy in the age of technology
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Book excerpt: Love in the Time of WhatsApp and Other Stories examines the idea of intimacy in the age of technology

Read an excerpt from Love in the Time of WhatsApp and Other Stories, which is a collection themed around examining the changing ideal of love because of technology.

The Stories in My Life: Understanding nationalism and resistance through Alphonse Daudet’s ‘The Last Lesson’
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The Stories in My Life: Understanding nationalism and resistance through Alphonse Daudet’s ‘The Last Lesson’

Through Alphonse Daudet’s The Last Lesson, sitting in my own classroom, I could just about grasp — very obscurely — the way dominant nationalism in victors could fire up living nationalism in victims | Neelum Saran Gour writes in her monthly column, 'The Stories in My Life'

Urdu stories, in translation: Read short fiction by Renu Behl, Ramanand Sagar and Krishan Chandar
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Urdu stories, in translation: Read short fiction by Renu Behl, Ramanand Sagar and Krishan Chandar

A round-up of the last four Urdu short stories presented in translation, as part of the eight-part series on Urdu fiction by contemporary Indian writers.

How to read anthologies, and learn about the adult world through Guy de Maupassant’s short stories
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How to read anthologies, and learn about the adult world through Guy de Maupassant’s short stories

Much of Guy de Maupassant's writing was adult in ways that had little to do with sexually explicit content. It opened a window of insight into the mysteries of adult behaviour, and examined ideas and conflicts I had no firsthand experience of, at the time

The Scavenger
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The Scavenger

A young man working as a scavenger amid the toxic remains of the earth gets a chance he'd only ever dreamed of | Presenting #FutureFiction on #FirstCulture

Watashi
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Watashi

'Feeling blue after dying? Don’t worry. Seek help for your post-mortem depression.' Life after death can have depressing consequences (quite literally) | Presenting #FutureFiction on #FirstCulture

Dhara's Devotees
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Dhara's Devotees

On an alien planet, a race of refugees attempt to start cultivating crops — to what effect? Presenting #FutureFiction on #FirstCulture

Analog/Virtual
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Analog/Virtual

In a new world where productivity is prized, under-performers are subjected to a strange form of punishment | Presenting #FutureFiction on #FirstCulture

MAYiHELP
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MAYiHELP

A spy seeking to report a tip comes up against a confounding hurdle — a chatbot assistant | Presenting #FutureFiction on #FirstCulture

A Broken Mould
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A Broken Mould

A pleasure doll discovers she has feelings and a mind of her own | Presenting #FutureFiction on #FirstCulture

Epitaph
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Epitaph

Coming back to plain old reality when humanity's been living in enhanced VR can be quite a shock! Presenting #FutureFiction on #FirstCulture

A Night with a Black Spider: Charming ordinariness of the people in Ambai's stories are this collection’s strength
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A Night with a Black Spider: Charming ordinariness of the people in Ambai's stories are this collection’s strength

Ambai’s stories, set in the world of women, Carnatic music, and conferences, carry a marked sense of self-awareness

Tanuja Chandra's anthology Bijnis Woman seeks to preserve essence of oral storytelling tradition
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Tanuja Chandra's anthology Bijnis Woman seeks to preserve essence of oral storytelling tradition

In writing Bijnis Woman, Tanuja Chandra is also making an effort to highlight stories of women, who she feels are an underrepresented demographic.

Erotica, she wrote: Sunny Leone’s latest role is that of a short-story writer
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Erotica, she wrote: Sunny Leone’s latest role is that of a short-story writer

Sunny Leone has a new role, and it isn't in a film. The actress has turned writer with 'Sweet Dreams', a collection of erotic short fiction for Juggernaut.

Not a merry Christmas for Potter fans, Rowling denies releasing short stories
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Not a merry Christmas for Potter fans, Rowling denies releasing short stories

Author JK Rowling has denied reports that she is releasing 12 'Harry Potter' short stories for Christmas this month via her site Pottermore.