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Shweta's Basket

36 EpisodesProduced by Shweta SinghWebsite

A basket full of goodies like short stories, poems and articles by contemporary Indian writers, in English and Hindi. All absolutely fresh and original.

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Ep 36 : The Conundrum (Short Story)

April 15th, 2021

12:16

He is Mrs. Daisy Duncan's non-human confidante. He knows her secrets but as long as they are juicy he is willing to go along to keep them. What secrets you ask? Well, listen to the story to find out. 


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Ep 35 : Lotus Stem & Gramflour (Short Story)

April 13th, 2021

13:10

Sometimes the bad things are not so bad after all. They turn out to be a blessing in disguise. All we need to do is adjust our perspective a little. Listen to this story to find out how the protagonist finally learnt to …

Ep 34 : Splash of Sunshine (Short Story)

April 10th, 2021

13:25

Domestic violence is an age old story. But slowly the voices are emerging from behind closed doors. More such stories need to be written and read to …

Ep 33 : Mein Samay Hoon (Hindi Poem)

April 6th, 2021

8:53

Time and tide as they say, wait for non. Here the poet is reminding us the same thing. And also advising us to make promises and memories and to tuck them away safely with love. In today's world, which is in the grip of …

Ep 32 : It Flows Gently On (Short Story)

March 25th, 2021

8:46

When hate and vengeance are upper most in peoples' mind and heart. Even more than innocent lives. Listen to this story to find out what happened to innocent Piu. 


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Ep 31 : Of Pageants & Hobbies (Short Story)

March 19th, 2021

13:41

We expect our elderly to behave in a certain manner. There is this stereotypical image that we have of what they should be doing after a certain age. …

Ep 30 : Naughty Syllables (Poem)

March 16th, 2021

5:09

This poem is a fun take on all the poetry forms that follow a strict syllable count like #haiku, #tankas, #cinquain and #sequin. It's about how tough …

Ep 29 : The Old Man And The Book (Short Story)

March 5th, 2021

8:51

He is the keeper of the book of lost and forgotten. What is it that we have lost? Why are we forced to lose it? Listen to find out.

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Ep 28 : Dear Paper Plane (Poem)

March 2nd, 2021

6:03

It’s a plea from me or from any person who has lost a parent or that one person who is the emotional pillar in their life. The plea is in the form of a letter. 


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Ep 27 : Yellow vs. Green (Short Story)

February 26th, 2021

10:32

Love comes in all shapes, sizes, forms and ages. So does heart break. He is only six, listen to found out who broke his heart. 

This is our last story in the #unlove series for the month of February. 

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Ep 26 : Watch Out (Poem)

February 23rd, 2021

6:20

The last poem in our #unlove series for the month of February. 

Watch out and beware of the various reasons people do silly or manipulative things …

Ep 25 : The Story of Cullswick (Short Story)

February 19th, 2021

10:59

The #unlove month continues. This is the third story in the series. Love cannot be forced for the end doesn't bode well. So what happened to the men …

Ep 24 : The Heir (Poem)

February 16th, 2021

6:32

A witty and wicked poem full of homophones. The client is dead and the lawyer is reading the will. Want to know who gets the money? Then listen on. 

Ep 23 : T(w)o Troublesome (Short Story)

February 12th, 2021

11:48

Continuing with our theme for this month #unlove, we bring to you today a story titled T(w)o Troublesome. What is troubling our protagonist and what does she do about it? Listen to the story and find out. 


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Ep 22 : Dusk's Promiscuity (Poem)

February 9th, 2021

5:34

This is February, the valentine month. The month of love-shove. The month of strawberries, red and pink hearts and chocolates. Lots and lots of …

Ep 21 : The Man With A Plan (Short Story)

February 5th, 2021

18:12

This is the month of love-shove. The month of strawberries, cakes, candies, chocolates, cards and red hearts. So at shwetasbasket will try and bring …

Ep 20 : Be Gone Thou Infernal Cold & How to Write a Poem (Poems)

February 2nd, 2021

7:19

For this episode I have two light, frothy and funny poems for you. The first one is titled – Be gone thou infernal cold, its about the kind of cold …

Ep 19 : The Story Tellers : Part 2 (Short Story)

January 29th, 2021

13:42

This episode is 2nd and concluding part of the story The Story Tellers written by Vijay Krishna Amaraneni. If you are here for the first time, then I suggest you listen to Ep 17 which is the first part of the story and …

Ep 18 : Yellow Blossom (Poem)

January 26th, 2021

5:06

The poem that I have today is of a woman who is captive, when I was writing this poem at that time in my mind this woman was literally captive, but after finished the poem and reread it, I realised it is as true for a …

Ep 17 : The Story Tellers : Part 1 (Short Story)

January 22nd, 2021

13:44

You know how some stories are – beautiful in their simplicity, almost lyrical, with powerful imagery, the inner struggle of the protagonist and a …

Ep 16 : Mirage & New Name (Poems)

January 17th, 2021

6:25

Both the poems have one thing in common.

There is a distinct before and after, and in between them is this moment and this phase that the poet is talking about. In both the poems things change and that emotion is what …

Ep 15 : A Celestial Soiree (Short Story)

January 15th, 2021

12:54

Where should we party? Sometimes finding the right venue is the biggest issue isn’t it? A new place, a new experience, that’s what we all crave for, …

Ep 14 : My Daughter's Wedding (Poem)

January 12th, 2021

6:51

It is the wedding season in India, but the covid-19 pandemic has brought about a drastic change in the way we have weddings here. The venues, menus, guest lists, brides dress, meeting and blessing the new couple, the …

Ep 13 : Aadha Hissa - Kaunsa Kiska (Short Story in Hindi)

January 8th, 2021

13:22

A beautiful story that reminds us of the kind of stories our grandmothers used to tell us.  People, animals, morals all shaken and stirred together …

Ep 12 : The Earth is Not Dead - Not Yet (Poem)

January 5th, 2021

5:58

Yes indeed. Earth is not dead, not yet. And how she has come back and put humanity in its place.


Link to post - https://shwetasbasket.com/the-earth-is-not-dead-not-yet-poem/

Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com

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Ep 11 : Once Upon a Time (Short Story)

January 1st, 2021

7:22

Ever wondered what makes time tick. Or what will happen if it slowed down or worse stopped. Lets see if we can find out in this story.


Link to post - https://shwetasbasket.com/once-upon-a-time-short-story/

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Ep 10 : By the Clock (Short Story)

December 24th, 2020

6:28

Overworked and overburdened, racing against the clock, boss may get angry if the work is not finished – sounds familiar? Well the protagonist in this story is seriously worried about the same thing. Will be able to …

Ep 09 : Anmol Aanchal (Hindi Poem)

October 29th, 2020

3:14

Dedicated to all the mothers, for their love and their shelter.


Email : shweta@shwetasbasket.com

Ep 08 : Ma's Birthday Dedication (Article)

September 22nd, 2020

10:55

This is a rendition of an article written by Shri Yatindra Singh for his sister, who is my mother. Here he reminisces about their childhood. 


Link to post - https://shwetasbasket.com/mas-birthday-dedication/

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Ep 07 : How Long? (Poem)

September 2nd, 2020

3:22

How long will women suffer, how long will they be denied justice? 


Link to poem - https://shwetasbasket.com/how-long/

Email : shweta@shwetasbasket.com

Ep 05 : Why I Choose not to Sigh (Poem)

June 9th, 2020

2:37

We find enough reasons to sigh, here are a few for not sighing. Listen to them and tell me if we have some reasons in common.  Or if you have other reasons too. 


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Ep 04 : Sound of Nothing (Short Story)

June 4th, 2020

6:51

A picture perfect day with mother daughter enjoying the sunshine and outdoors quickly turns into a nightmare. 


Link to story : https://shwetasbasket.com/sound-of-nothing/

Email : shweta@shwetasbasket.com

Ep 03: Of Friends & Friendships (Short Story)

May 13th, 2020

7:04

This episode is dedicated to friends, with out whom life is like a barren land, yearning for rain that never comes. 


Link to story : https://shwetasbasket.com/of-friends-friendships-short-story/

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Ep 01 : Surkhe ka Kamaal - Amazing Guava (Short Story)

March 17th, 2020

7:05

It's a (black) humorous take on the social evil of betting an heir.


Link to story : https://shwetasbasket.com/surkhe-ka-kamaal/

Email : shweta@shwetasbasket.com

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