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Froth and bubble

The underlying theme in all the stories is the inherent human need for validation and recognition, and how some people are willing to go to any length to get it

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Sanjeev Sanyal

Arup Roychoudhury 



Sanjeev Sanyal writes about all sorts of people who occupy our milieu
Sanjeev Sanyal writes about all sorts of people who occupy our milieu

There should be a simple litmus test to determine how good or bad a short story is. And it should be this: Hours after reading one, does the reader still remember the characters and the settings? Is the story, or the people who populate it, memorable? This method of assessment has a drawback for authors because by its very definition, a short story lends itself to broad-brush strokes rather than detailed descriptions. In other words, writing a short story inevitably comes with its own set of unique challenges.

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First Published: Fri, May 25 2018. 21:51 IST

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