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The Gorgeous Ganges
To fulfill the last wish of an old land lady, who died, the tenant carries her ashes to VARANASI for immersion in the pious river ganges and comes across a 'Sanyasi' in saffron clothes who behaves unexpectedly.
[2,266 words]
Literary Fiction
Sreenivasa Murthy Govindaraju
Retired Bank officer. Written more than one hundred short stories in vernacular magazines in India and two anthologies were published. Visited length and breadth of India and also Malaysia, Singapore and United States and spent quite some time in Las Vegas, which gave an opportunity to write two stories with a back drop of casinos in las Vegas and Kuala Lumpur and also with the back drop of Grand Canyon in US.

[July 2001]
I Am No Exception (Short Stories) A tourist from India on his maiden visit to United States undergoes strange experience at the Grand Canyon. He was unable to swallow the bitterness of it, and perhaps tries to ignore it as illusonary ... [1,838 words] [Suspense]
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Which Is The Way? (Short Stories) Always in need of money and finally undergoes humiliation under the very nose of his teenage son. [2,246 words] [Literary Fiction]

"Indian customs well depicted. Even a sanyasi can't shelve his duty to the departed. Govindaraju- congrats" -- Manu Joshi, Nasik, India, Maharashtra.
"This ia excellent and I visualized the scene at the banks of Ganges when I read it and that Sanyasi was a real charecter created by the writer. A good writer." -- Pramod Kumar K, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
"i enjoyed reading that strry.it was nice." -- siddharth, south shields, new castle .
"Light hearted and Gripping.. Very well written. " -- Yesh, Ontario, CA, USA.


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