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Five and a Half Wishes

Five and a Half Wishes
Bhuvan's parents had just moved to Chikmagalur from Bangalore. They had been waiting for a long time to get away from the pollution, noise, traffic and fast paced life. They thought Bhuvan being only six years old would adjust with ease to life in a small town. But Bhuvan was far from pleased. He didn't like the children in...

The Lame Groom and his English Bride

The Lame Groom and his English Bride
Kamini loved her dolls. She had three of them. Two of them were Indian and she had named them Rukmani and Ranjani, so that they rhymed with her name. Her uncle had gifted her another doll that he had brought from London, who she had named Jenny. Kamini's dolls were her babies. She brushed their teeth in the morning,...

The Not-quite Robbery

The Not-quite Robbery
This time, the summer vacation felt longer than normal to Vamshi. Nothing exciting was happening. So many exciting things happened to children in stories but never to Vamshi. He discussed these observations with his friends Jayesh and Samir. "Other kids often get a mystery or something to solve," he told them woefully. They all pondered in silence. Lives in...

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