By Shrikant Prasoon
50 Soul Stirring tales is a set of pleasant tales designed to enhance the brain, unfastened it from distortions and fasten with the internal spirit. The protagonists listed below are usual humans faced with their very own delusions, weaknesses and unaccountable wishes. The tales evoke the dilemmas, ache and unusual joys of early life and maturity.
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Yet, strange as it was, Ghulam Haider did hear his old father’s voice, though he stood some distance away. ‘Speak softly, Abba Huzoor. ’ Ghulam Haider drew a long breath and began to mumble, ‘Looks like we shall be buried in this haveli by morning. ’ ‘I would certainly have opened it had we had a gun in the house. Can anyone live his life as you do? ’ There was another explosion as though the haveli’s ancient wall made of slim Kakatiya bricks had come crashing down. Everyone’s hearts missed a beat.
I don’t remember what all feet I walked with, sometimes such gloom descends in the life of a shoe that he cannot even see the feet of its wearer. Often I have wept silently but you heard only my dragging and not my sobbing. When I was thrown atop the garbage pile and was quietly lying covered in filth, then one day a few rag-pickers carried me away in their torn gunny sack. Their fingers were wounded by the pieces of glass or metal in the garbage. Blood was oozing from their fingers. With those bloody fingers those children brought me out of the gunny sack at some unknown place.
The truth was that people get fed up sitting in ornate drawing rooms like a picnic in a desolate jungle. If you put a statue of a dark slave in a beautiful drawing room, everyone will admire it because of the sharp contrast. When Laila brought him to her drawing room adorned with rare pieces of art, she felt very pleased with herself. She was beside herself with happiness, like a little girl who had picked up a velvet red beer bahuti from the fields. Mama, Mama, how great an artist he is, and look what simple clothes he is wearing!