Stories by: Mintu Ghoshal

Crocodile Tears

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November 3rd 2017  |  0  |  Category: Bedtime , Children , Inspirational , Moral , Philosophical , Satire  |  Author: Mintu Ghoshal  |  138 views

Long-long ago there lived a small boy in a village. It was so long ago that the moon was much bigger and closer. It was so close that one could climb on a rainbow and touch the moon. During those days animals understood each other’s language. One day the little boy was walking beside a stream in his village. He suddenly heard a crying sound. When he walked towards the source he found a large crocodile caught in a fisherman’s net. “My little friend please free me from this net,” …

 



Hello World!

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June 13th 2017  |  1  |  Category: Fiction , Moral , Philosophical , Suspense , Tragedy  |  Author: Mintu Ghoshal  |  138 views

The above two words became very popular among computer programmers when the programming language ‘C’ (pronounced as ‘see’) became popular in the mid-eighties. I first came to know about ‘C’ from my friend Amitavo Datto who even presented to me his personal copy of the book written by Kernighan and Ritchie. As an example to demonstrate the syntax of the programming language the authors explained one simple program in which the two words ‘hello world’ was written on the computer screen. Since then many other computer programming languages used the …

 



Exercise and Yoga

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May 31st 2017  |  0  |  Category: Comedy , Inspirational , Moral , Philosophical , Satire , True Stories  |  Author: Mintu Ghoshal  |  229 views

Physical exercise and yoga were my father’s very favorite things. I sometimes felt that probably he liked it more than the taste of a good food. My mother told us that he had started doing exercise from a very young age, while he was in school. Since he did not have any separate room of his own, he used to practice exercise in front of all the members of his family and was ridiculed by all because during his young days doing exercise was considered as ‘wastage of time’ and …

 



Only if I could speak

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May 17th 2017  |  0  |  Category: Inspirational , Moral , Philosophical , Satire  |  Author: Mintu Ghoshal  |  207 views

I am a Computer Software and these are my unspoken words. Unlike you, a human species which is thought to be the creation of God, I am your creation. Being my creator you gave me a name but that name only reflected how you wanted to use me and not what I really liked myself to be called. You felt it is enough to name me something like ‘FileCopy’, ‘AccountValidation’, ‘AntiVirus’, ‘FileZip’ &c. Imagine you were just born and your father, after watching your face minutely by holding your two …

 



A kind gesture

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May 4th 2017  |  0  |  Category: Bedtime , Children , Fairy tales , Inspirational , Moral , Philosophical  |  Author: Mintu Ghoshal  |  691 views

“Why did you stop?” the hunter was shocked when he heard the deer speaking in human voice. The hunter had laid a trap in a forest while it was still dark and started watching it from a tree top. As soon as he heard the scream of a deer he started running toward the trap from where the deer was struggling to set herself free. “It is my lucky day, I did not have to wait very long” the hunter thought. He reached the spot with his hunting dog. The …

 



Class Dismissed

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January 12th 2017  |  2  |  Category: Inspirational , Moral , Philosophical , Satire  |  Author: Mintu Ghoshal  |  326 views

“Class, what am I holding in my hand?” Mrs. Dasgupta, holding out a piece of paper in her hand asked the question. She was teaching ‘moral science’ to her students of standard seven at one of the best convent schools in Bangalore. School administration had realized that students at the beginning of their adolescence should also learn about human values along with science and mathematics. Mrs. Dasgupta had a great reputation as a teacher of English literature but because of her long track record as a teacher who was extremely …

 



Big Bang

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December 26th 2016  |  0  |  Category: Inspirational , Moral , Philosophical , Satire , Tragedy , True Stories  |  Author: Mintu Ghoshal  |  357 views

In the very beginning of our M. Sc. Biochemistry class every senior professor asked the question: ‘what is the definition of life’. Few students who did not feel shy to talk in front of the class tried to give a definition and our professor also cited an example which was not covered by the definition of life as mentioned by the student. For example a student said “living things move” and the professor countered him by saying that a car also moves, planets move. In no time we realized that …

 



For the love of poetry

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December 19th 2016  |  0  |  Category: Moral , Philosophical , Satire , Tragedy , True Stories  |  Author: Mintu Ghoshal  |  343 views

In standard four, when I first started going to school, I had morning school. In our family, like in many other families, students were not permitted to sleep during the day, only exception was during fever or other serious illnesses. For me having fever was a really good experience, I did not have to study when I had fever, my mother and my father used to talk with extra kindness during that time. But the joy of falling sick was completely overshadowed when I imagined the taste of barley soup, …

 



Rome was not built in a day

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December 12th 2016  |  0  |  Category: Philosophical , Satire , Tragedy  |  Author: Mintu Ghoshal  |  235 views

“Who among you know the meaning of the proverb –Rome was not built in a day”, teacher asked the class. “Sir, I have a question”, a student who was sitting somewhere in the middle asked. “What is your question, Subir?” “In how many days Rome was built”, the student asked. “Subir, it is not important to know in how many days it was built or who laid the foundation stone of the city. This proverb carries a very important message and that is very important to know”, the teacher asked …

 



Madras Mail

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December 5th 2016  |  0  |  Category: Moral , Philosophical , Tragedy , True Stories  |  Author: Mintu Ghoshal  |  430 views

“Gentleman, you have taken my seat”. A young man of around 25 raised his head. He was reading a book in the two tier compartment of the train, saw an old man in his 70s, holding the ticket and looking at him. The man has kept his luggage on the floor and his hand bag on the seat. “The lower berth is mine and the window seat is for the passenger who has the lower berth”, reasoned the old man. “I apologize, it is my mistake”, the young man was …