The Visitor
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 Short Fiction by Vikram Karve ________ THE VISITOR Short Story by Vikram Karve ________ Around 4 years ago – in March 2020 – as COVID cases started rising in my neighbourhood – I shut down my consulting room in Mumbai – and I “escaped” to my farmhouse – just a day before lockdown was imposed. One morning – a man came to see me at my farmhouse. “Sorry for barging in like this without an appointment – I intentionally didn’t call – because – I felt you may refuse to see me…” he said. He introduced himself – he was a business tycoon – he gave me his business card. “How did you manage to come ..read more
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New Zealand Memories — War Memorials and Military Museums
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NEW ZEALAND MEMORIES BY VIKRAM KARVE WAR MEMORIALS and MUSEUM ________ PART 1  ________  WAR MEMORIALS ________ We (my wife and I) visited New Zealand for the first time 8 years ago in the year 2015.  After two long flights by Korean Air – the first from Mumbai to Incheon (Seoul) of around 9 hours duration – then – a wait at Incheon Airport for 5 hours – followed by the Incheon to Auckland flight of almost 12 hours – we landed at Auckland International Airport New Zealand at 0800 Hrs (8 AM) local time on the 23rd of December 2015 – where our daughter was ..read more
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Redevelopment
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___________ SHORT FICTION by VIKRAM KARVE REDEVELOPMENT A STORY ___________  ___________ REDEVELOPMENT Fiction Story By VIKRAM KARVE ________ “I have decided to give the bungalow for redevelopment…” his mother says. “Re-development…?” he asks – surprised. “Yes – redevelopment of our old bungalow into modern high-rise apartments – I discussed it with your sister – she wants it too…” his mother says. He looks at his sister and smiles at her sarcastically. “Oh – so this is why you have come to Pune all the way from the US – after a gap of 3 years…” he says to his sister. “We were busy…” h ..read more
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Romance : “Tete-a-Tete” with a Pretty Techie Girl
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SHORT FICTION STORY __________ “Tete-a-Tete” with a Pretty Techie Girl Story By VIKRAM KARVE _________ I love walking – and – I love talking. That’s why no one wants to come for a walk with me. “Oldie Goldies” of my age feel that I walk too much. “Youngsters” feel that I talk too much. That’s why I was pleasantly surprised when a pretty techie girl smiled at me and asked me if she could join me in my evening walk. “Hello Uncle…” she said, “can I walk with you…?” “Of course…” I said, “I would love your company – come along…” “Thank you…” she said – and – she started walking beside me. ______ De ..read more
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What is the “Value” of Knowledge
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 TEACHING STORY  ________  ________  VALUE OF KNOWLEDGE Teaching Story By VIKRAM KARVE ______ I love teaching – and – I got plenty of opportunity to train and teach during my Navy days and thereafter.  ______ I have encountered two types of students: 1. Students interested in learning (knowledge oriented students) and  2. Students interested in marks/grades (examination oriented students) ______ This second category of examination-oriented students would often say that I taught much more beyond the syllabus – and – they would ..read more
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Short Fiction Story : Parenting
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________ Short Fiction _______  _______ PARENTING Story By VIKRAM KARVE ________ PART 1   _______ She comes out of the College Principal’s Office – she goes to her best friend’s room – and – she tells her friend the exciting news. “It’s a chance of a lifetime – don’t refuse…” her friend says. “But – what about my daughter – I can’t take her with me…?” she says. “Your daughter Nisha – she can stay at your husband’s place…” her friend says. “My husband’s place…? Why should Nisha stay at my husband’s place…?” she says – taken aback by her friend’s suggestion. “Where else can she stay ..read more
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Lawrence School Lovedale : Investiture Ceremony 2023
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Short Fiction : The Woman at the Book Fair
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Short Fiction WOMAN AT THE BOOK FAIR Story by Vikram Karve _______ MUMBAI Circa – January 2003 _______ I reached my home opposite the Oval – after work – as usual – at 5 PM in the evening. I was opening the door to my house – when my neighbour opened his door – and – he said he wanted to speak to me. “Sure…” I said – and – I invited him to come in. I closed the door – I asked him to sit on the sofa – and – I sat opposite him. “Anything urgent…?” I asked him. “Who was that woman with you last evening…?” my neighbour asked me. “Woman…?” I said – confused. “I saw both of you entering the building ..read more
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Mumbai Food Memories - Paradise Colaba Causeway
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 Nostalgic Article on Paradise Colaba Causeway  https://antoinelewis.com/2018/08/06/remembering-paradises-chicken-roll-and-other-temptations/ I loved the Temptation  ..read more
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Nisha and Monika
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SHORT FICTION _______ NISHA and MONIKA Fiction Story By VIKRAM KARVE _____ “Are you going to marry me…?” Nisha asked me. “Of course…” I said to Nisha. Nisha looked relieved. She gave me a loving smile. I was nonplussed. “Did you call me all the way to your home from office just to ask me this question…? You said it was urgent – so – I left important work and rushed here…” I said to Nisha – feeling a bit exasperated. “Monika was here a few moments ago…” Nisha said. “Monika…?” I said – confused. “Yes – Monika had come to meet me – I called you the moment she left…” Nisha said. “That’s surprising ..read more
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