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The StoryBench

We are a community of people who share a love of the written word. We meet to read stories, poems, songs… around a decided theme. This blog is a repository for all that is shared in these meetings.

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Meet 11: Loneliness

31 March, 2017 It was a somewhat lonely session with only three people able to make it. Discussion veered toward the difference between `loneliness' and `solitude'. Wendel Berry wrote ` In solitude one’s inner voices become audible [and] one responds... Continue Reading →

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Acquainted with the night

This is a poem by Robert Frost that speaks of human alienation and hints at depression. I have been one acquainted with the night. I have walked out in rain—and back in rain. I have outwalked the furthest city light.... Continue Reading →

Meet 10: Shiva

3rd March 2017: It was Maha Shivratri last week and we were supposed to have met then.  So the theme `Shiva' seemed very appropriate. But then, we ended up postponing the session but..continued with the theme. Discussions sparked off by... Continue Reading →

Who and what is SHIVA?

Extracts from the writings of Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev: When we say “Shiva,” there are two fundamental aspects that we are referring to. The word “Shiva” literally means “that which is not.” Today, modern science is proving to us that everything... Continue Reading →

Meet 9: Fear

Contributions this time explored the nature of fear, the utility of fear and a new (to most of us) genre of story-telling - the chat story. Enjoy... Torture by Hope, a short story (original in French) by Count Villiers de... Continue Reading →

Torture by Hope

This short story, La Torture par l'Esperance, in French by Villiers de L'Isle-Adam is set in the times of the Spanish Inquisition. It portrays the cruelty of fate. Though it has a predictable end it is a fascinating nonetheless. Fear... Continue Reading →

Meet 8: Animals

Yes, THAT was the theme. Animals. So, we had some contributions that were bang on target and some that had tenuous links to it and some were ..well... about  animals but not from the realm of literature. Here is what... Continue Reading →

Martina, the Beautiful Cockroach

A Cuban Folktale   Martina Josefina Catalina Cucaracha was a beautiful cockroach. She lived in a cozy street lamp in Old Havana with her big, lovable family. Now that Martina was 21 days old, she was ready to give her leg... Continue Reading →

Meet 7 : Travel

The theme was `travel'and travel we did... from the dusty desert sands of Afghanistan to the opulent French courts of 1650's and USA of the seventies. Poetry, excerpts from novels to a live-experience activity - we had it all. Vasant Bapat's... Continue Reading →

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