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Shweta's Basket

Shweta's Basket

By Shweta Singh
Shweta’s Basket is an engrossing short stories and poems podcast, hosted weekly, by noted storyteller Shweta Singh, where she brings the characters alive with her animated narration. It features works by some of the best contemporary writers, both in English and Hindi. The idea is to whisk the listeners away on a memorable journey of love, heartbreak, laughter, adventure and so much more.
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Ep 72 : No Eulogy (Poem)
Losing someone we love is painful, so is it wrong to hold on to them? Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/dusky-isnt-deserving-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Shweta Singh Music - YouTube Library #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #kahani #episode #storyteller #indianstoryteller #mumbai #eulogy #loss #chilhood #yellowtulips #lossofparent #notletgo
05:37
March 04, 2022
Ep 71 : Dusky Isn't Deserving (Short Story)
Should our fate be defined by our color, or for that matter any physical attribute? Find out how the protagonist of this story rises above the discrimination she faces due to her dusky color and becomes a successful independent woman. Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/dusky-isnt-deserving-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Author - Daisy Bala Author's book links Patna 800020- It’s a fictional novella published by Ukiyoyo publishers - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0999RQTJZ Blossoms and Foliage - self published nature poetry book - https://www.amazon.in/dp/B08DTK1RSP Author's social media handles and blog link Facebook- daisy.bala Instagram- daisybala_delhi Twitter- baladaisy08 Blog - www.freshdaisiesdotme.Wordpress.com Music - YouTube Library #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #kahani #episode #storyteller #indianstoryteller #mumbai #dusky #skincolor #discrimination #storiesofdiscrimination #risingabovediscrimination #success 
14:03
February 25, 2022
Ep 70 : Gone Forever (Poem)
Once she was opaque and cast a shadow and she was happy with who she was. But slowly she was gone. Why? How? Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/gone-forever/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Author - Shweta Singh Music - YouTube Library #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #kahani #episode #storyteller #indianstoryteller #mumbai #shadow #goneforever #sad #lostself #happy #happychildhood #life #windsofchange
07:23
February 18, 2022
Ep 69 : Whispered Words (Short Story)
I feel he is real, the protagonist of my story. Perhaps he had whispered stories in my ears when I was an infant. Perhaps that I why I love narrating them. Do you feel the same way? Listen to this story and then tell me.  Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/whispered-words/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Author - Shweta Signh Dreams Become Real by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1500027 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #kahani #episode #storyteller #indianstoryteller #mumbai #fantasy #child #orphans #abandonded #prince #magical #storyteller #realm #heartwarmingstory #loveofstories #motherslove
14:16
February 11, 2022
Ep 68 : I Won't Teach You That (Poem)
This poem is a result of my inner conflict. Should the age-old dictums be passed on to our daughters as it is or is it time to make a few changes to them? Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/i-wont-teach-you-that/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Author - Shweta Signh Music Attribution – Dreams Become Real by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1500027 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #kahani #episode #storyteller #indianstoryteller #mumbai #dictums #ageoldcustoms #empowered #daughters #daughterinlaw #timeforchange
09:12
February 05, 2022
Ep 67 : Holy Cow : Part 2/2 (Short Story)
An awesome satire about life and the struggles, superstitions, and political corruption in villages, all through the eyes of a handsome bull. Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/holy-cow-part-2-2-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Author - Sarveswari Sai Krishna Link to Author’s stories - https://writers.artoonsinn.com/members/sarveswari-sai-krishna/submissions/ Artoonsinn website - https://artoonsinn.com/ Hawk’s Nest - https://www.amazon.in/dp/8194132606/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_7D6RTQ9JVZF5SZF839ZJ Music Attribution – Youtube #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #kahani #episode #storyteller #indianstoryteller #mumbai #satire #cow #holycow #politicalsatire #storyoncows #bull #ruralstory #villagestory
16:09
January 28, 2022
Ep 66 : Holy Cow : Part 1/2 (Short Story)
An awesome satire about life and the struggles and superstitions and political corruption in villages, all through the eyes of a handsome bull.  Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/holy-cow-part-1-2-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Author - Sarveswari Sai Krishna Link to Author’s stories - https://writers.artoonsinn.com/members/sarveswari-sai-krishna/submissions/ Artoonsinn website - https://artoonsinn.com/ Hawk’s Nest - https://www.amazon.in/dp/8194132606/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_7D6RTQ9JVZF5SZF839ZJ Music Attribution – Youtube #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #kahani #episode #storyteller #indianstoryteller #mumbai #satire #cow #holycow #politicalsatire #storyoncows #bull #ruralstory #villagestory
15:48
January 21, 2022
Ep 65 : Baby Steps & I Too Was a Child (Poems)
Life is a process and never predictable. Listen to these two wonderful poems about life and how things change as life progresses.  Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/baby-steps-i-too-was-a-child-poems/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Author - Jayashree Pillai Author's Blog - http://weavingmomentsjaya.blogspot.com Instagram - jayapillai_mk Complete list of the author’s publications -  Melodies of Spring and Written On The Stars by Starwords, Hawk's Nest, Hawk's Flight and Rewind by ArtoonsInn Room 9 Publications, Indian Summer in Verses by Plethora, Route 13 - Highway to Hell by The Hive, Arising From the Dust, by The Archaic House and in the Chrysanthemum Chronicles, A Kaleidoscope of Asia an anthology by Asian Literary Society. Hawk’s Nest - https://www.amazon.in/dp/8194132606/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_7D6RTQ9JVZF5SZF839ZJ Hawk’s Flight - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55993981-hawk-s-flight Rewind - https://room9.artoonsinn.com/product/rewind/ Music Attribution – Lone Harvest by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100409 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #kahani #episode #storyteller #indianstoryteller #mumbai #life #regret #nostalgia #childhood #paint #babysteps #destiny #circumstances #child
10:54
December 10, 2021
Ep 64 : Much Ado About a Burp (Short Story)
Burp is not a lady-like thing to do. So, what do you do when you do it? Listen to find out. Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/much-ado-about-a-burp-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Author - Kaberi Mukherjee Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/kaberi.mukherjee.9/ Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaberi-mukherjee-597a82103 Music - YouTube #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #kahani #episode #storyteller #indianstoryteller #mumbai #humor #burp 
12:45
December 03, 2021
Ep 63 : Does It Happen To You? (Poem)
An introspective poem, forcing us to question the kind of person we are and with that insight, perhaps time to re-think or re-invent ourselves. Link to the post -  Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Author - Vibha Batra Link to her books & short stories on Amazon https://www.amazon.in/Books-Vibha-Batra/s?rh=n%3A976389031%2Cp_27%3AVibha+Batra Facebook: @vibhy.batra Instagram: @vibhybatra Music - YouTube #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #kahani #episode #storyteller #indianstoryteller #mumbai #questions #happenings #dreams 
09:16
November 25, 2021
Ep 62 : A Peculiar Predicament (Short Story)
Deeds vs. Donations? Guess this guy didn't get the memo. Listen to this hilarious story about his otherworldly journey. Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/a-peculiar-predicament-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Author - Sonal Singh Website - https://onsonalstable.com Link to the book on Amazon - Buy Islands in the Stream Book Online at Low Prices in India | Islands in the Stream Reviews & Ratings - Amazon.in Music - YouTube #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #kahani #episode #storyteller #indianstoryteller #mumbai #death #donations #hearse #sixfeetunder #heaven #hell #stpeter #devil #haunting
11:46
November 19, 2021
Ep 61 : Stop Suffering And Start Living & One Last Time (Poems)
Two beautiful poems from the book #LeavesofAutumn and Other Poems. Poems with two completely different messages but both relevant in this modern age of social media closeness and yet personal isolation. The first poem 'Stop Suffering and Start Living' is full of wise counsel, captured in 12 lines for all those who are feeling down or are struggling in life. It represents the essence of life. There will be hardships - always, even seemingly happy people have them…But they find their patch of sunshine and choose to be cheerful. The second poem 'One Last Time', is a visual and high-impact poem about losing the will to live in this cruel world that has no time for troubled souls. There is something very haunting about the poem. I kept visualizing this cold-dark night and this girl neck deep in opaque inky water, her breath fogging, till finally, her head goes under. Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/stop-suffering-and-start-living-one-last-time-poems/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Author - Vasudha Pansare Book Link 1. The Masks and Other Poems - https://www.amazon.in/Masks-Other-Poems-Vasudha-Pansare-ebook/dp/B08CC84QGF/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1622747075&refinements=p_27%3AVasudha+Pansare&s=digital-text&sr=1-1&text=Vasudha+Pansare 2. Leaves of Autumn and Other Poems - Leaves Of Autumn And Other Poems eBook : Pansare, Vasudha: Amazon.in: Kindle Store Music - YouTube #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #kahani #episode #storyteller #indianstoryteller #mumbai #sunlight #findingthelight #persevere #choselife #suicide #drowning #helpless #haunting 
13:16
November 12, 2021
Ep 60 : The Street Without Cherries : Part 3/3 (Short Srory)
So you think you have a handicap. And you think no one cares about you. Best to be in your comfort zone. Well, think again. Sometimes you need to step out of your comfort zone not for yourself but for someone else. Don't believe me? Well then listen on...Here is a story about how small steps go a long way. Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/the-street-without-cherries-part-3-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Author - Trixiah Ann Gumba Author's Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/trixgumba/ Amazon link to buy the book : Shattered: A collection of short stories eBook : Writers, Penmancy, Writers, Penmancy: Amazon.in: Kindle Store Penmancy - https://penmancy.com Music - YouTube #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #kahani #episode #storyteller #indianstoryteller #mumbai #childhood #handicap #birthmark #obstacles #comfortzone #courage #facingthechallange #friendship #shattered #penmancy
22:54
November 05, 2021
Ep 59 : The Street without Cherries : Part 2/3 (Short Story)
So you think you have a handicap. And you think no one cares about you. Best to be in your comfort zone. Well, think again. Sometimes you need to step out of your comfort zone not for yourself but for someone else. Don't believe me? Well then listen on...Here is a story about how small steps go a long way. Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/the-street-without-cherries-part-2-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Author - Trixiah Ann Gumba Author's Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/trixgumba/ Amazon link to buy the book : Shattered: A collection of short stories eBook : Writers, Penmancy, Writers, Penmancy: Amazon.in: Kindle Store Penmancy - https://penmancy.com Music - YouTube #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #kahani #episode #storyteller #indianstoryteller #mumbai #childhood #handicap #birthmark #obstacles #comfortzone #courage #facingthechallange #friendship #shattered #penmancy
22:28
October 29, 2021
Ep 58 : The Street Without Cherries : Part 1/3 (Short Story)
So you think you have a handicap. And you think no one cares about you. Best to be in your comfort zone. Well, think again. Sometimes you need to step out of your comfort zone not for yourself but for someone else. Don't believe me? Well then listen on...Here is a story about how small steps go a long way.  Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/the-street-without-cherries-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com  Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Author - Trixiah Ann Gumba Author's Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/trixgumba/ Amazon link to buy the book : Shattered: A collection of short stories eBook : Writers, Penmancy, Writers, Penmancy: Amazon.in: Kindle Store Penmancy - https://penmancy.com Music - YouTube #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #kahani #episode #storyteller #indianstoryteller #mumbai #childhood #handicap #birthmark #obstacles #comfortzone #courage #facingthechallange #friendship #shattered #penmancy
18:13
October 22, 2021
Ep 57 : Ode to Childhood & Closed (Poems)
There is something about childhood that keeps pulling us back to those carefree days, that gay abandonment, the long hours of games and laughter, and simple pleasures isn’t it? And that's what the first poem 'Ode to childhood' is all about. The 2nd poem 'Closed' has the poet questioning what would happen if all of us, held our light inside and didn’t share, could it be called perfection if it had never erred and could we really move forward in life without forgiving.  Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/ode-to-childhood-closed-poems/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Author - Dr. Sai Surve Rane Author's Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sai.surve.10 Author's Link to Poetry Parlour - https://poetryparlour.com/members/sai-surve-rane/?fbclid=IwAR1mZcYJwRd9wSwbhCzw0EKLjgwtjNVnP9Z7kE1iZ1Au1z5NoNWDEd1as3g Link to the book: https://www.amazon.in/Just-Another-Wave-Sai-Surve-Rane/dp/8194847486 Artoonsinn Photographers Room - https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArtoonsInnPhotographers Artoonsinn Romm9 Publications - https://room9.artoonsinn.com/ Music - YouTube #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #kahani #episode #storyteller #indianstoryteller #mumbai #childhood #childhoodmemories #games #mud #bugs #hugs #mommy #daddy #closed #perfection 
13:16
October 15, 2021
Ep 56 : Vishnu and The Two Glasses of Milk (Short Story)
God! Do you remember, as a child, when you were forced to have a glass of milk and you simply hated it? I know I did and so did Vishnu the young protagonist of this story. Then how did he end up having two glasses of milk every day, just like me? Listen to the story to find out.  Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/vishnu-and-the-two-glasses-of-milk-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Author - Vibha Batra Author's Social Media handle - Facebook: @vibhy.batra Instagram: @vibhybatra List of books by the author - The Secret Life of Debbie G, Merry the Elephant’s Rainy Day, Bathinda to Bangkok, The Reluctant Debutante, The Dream Merchants, Keeping it Real, Euro Trip, Ludhiana to London, Glitter and Gloss, The Activist and The Capitalist, Sweet Sixteen, Seventeen and Done, Eighteen and Wiser, Family Crossword, A Twist of Lime, Tongue in Cheek, and Ishaavaasya Upanishad: Knowledge and Action. Link to her books on Amazon including Family Crossword - https://www.amazon.in/Books-Vibha-Batra/s?rh=n%3A976389031%2Cp_27%3AVibha+Batra Link to her book Family Crossword on Flipkart - Family Crossword: Buy Family Crossword by Batra Vibha at Low Price in India | Flipkart.com Publisher's Website - http://www.lifipublications.com/ #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #kahani #episode #storyteller #indianstoryteller #mumbai #milk #granny #nani #funtimes #summerholidays #reasonstolikemilk 
18:13
October 08, 2021
Ep 55 : Bitiya & Yaadein (Hindi Poems)
Two poems that will warm your heart and take you down memory lane. Daughters and memories are two evergreen topics that bring a smile to your face and fill your heart with love. Listen to these poems and immerse yourself in love and laughter as your traipse around your nonage.  So, what is the price of taking water from the well that belongs to the upper caste? Your life? The life of others? And what happens when the upper caste has extracted that price? To find out listen to the episode. Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/bitiya-yaadein-hindi-poems/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - CA Pooja Kabra Writer's FB page - https://www.facebook.com/pooja.kabra.376 #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #kahani #episode #storyteller #indianstoryteller #mumbai #daughter #marrigae #newhome #alone #father #fatherslove #memories #suitcase #downthememorylane #nonage
09:59
October 01, 2021
Ep 54 : Exodus (Short Story)
Based on a true incident, the story is an outpouring of anguish and helplessness that the writer felt about this incident. She says that she cannot understand the depravity that human beings can subject their fellow human beings to and since she can't do much about it, she writes. She hopes somehow, somewhere it will ignite a small spark.  So, what is the price of taking water from the well that belongs to the upper caste? Your life? The life of others? And what happens when the upper caste has extracted that price? To find out listen to the episode.  Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/exodus-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Sheerin Shahab Writer's FB page - https://www.facebook.com/Alfaaz-e-Sheerin-111192203756413 Link to Penmancy for other stories by the writer - https://penmancy.com/author/sheerin-shahab/ Gowri Storyteller - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVlGPp4bWrCZb0qPI-Zp7qw #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #kahani #episode #storyteller #indianstoryteller #mumbai #exodus #uppercaste #lowercaste #well #poison #liveslost #abandonded 
18:30
September 24, 2021
Ep 53 : Gym kaa Siyaapa & Bin Bulaye Mehmaan (Hindi Poems)
When you think of poems, generally you think of sweeping emotions, groundbreaking notions and deep thoughts, and perhaps multiple layers that you can peel away and discover something new each time. Very rarely do we think of poems and humor in the same sentence. But this time, I really wanted to recite something that was full of mirth and dealt with everyday living. So here are two poems related to the gym and unwanted guests. Do listen to them to see the poet's humorous take on the two situations.  Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/gym-kaa-siyaapa-bin-bulaye-mehmaan-hindi-poems/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Nisha Tandon Writer's Website - https://nishasmusings.com Book link (Amazon) - Chand Ehsaas (Hindi Edition) eBook : Tandon, Nisha: Amazon.in: Kindle Store Music - Mixkit.com #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #kahani #episode #storyteller #indianstoryteller #mumbai #gym #siyaapa #tragesy #tracksuit #treadmill #shoes #guest #unwantedguest #host 
17:45
September 17, 2021
Ep 52 : To Buddy or Not to Buddy (Short Story)
She has made a friend in her office. Or so she thinks. What happens to that friendship and how does she deal with its effects? A story that you can relate to, for most of us would have gone through a similar experience when we started working. Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/to-buddy-or-not-to-buddy-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Zainab M.M. Find her at -  Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/zainabmm1 Instagram:instagram.com/thebohrawriter Twitter:https://twitter.com/thebohrawriter?s=08 LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/zainab-m-m-467955111 Blog:thebohrawriter.blogspot.com Music - YouTube #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #kahani #episode #storyteller #indianstoryteller #mumbai #buddy #friendship #office #parting
13:20
September 10, 2021
Ep 51 : What Are Days Like? & Joy on The Wings of Hope (Poems)
Today I have 2 very special poems for you. What Are Days Like? and Joy on The Wings of Hope. Both poems are part of a poetry book titled Islands in The Stream written by the very talented Sonal Singh, published by Authors Press, and available on Amazon. In What Are Days Like? she compares the days to mischievous children who are bargaining with the Sun for some more playtime. It starts with all this action; the bargaining by the days, then sulking and resisting, and then it segues into the days drifting off to slumberland. The personification is just so beautifully and thoughtfully done.  And in Joy on The Wings of Hope, she talks about life holding a deeper meaning when joy floats heavenward on the wings of dream and on the wings of hope.  Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/what-are-days-like-joy-on-the-wings-of-hope-poems/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Sonal Singh Book Link - https://www.amazon.in/Islands-Stream-Sonal-Singh/dp/B095PS6HYR/ref=sr_1_1?crid=7TB9EN1FKAFK&dchild=1&keywords=islands+in+the+stream+sonal+singh&qid=1630592837&sprefix=islands+in+the+%2Caps%2C386&sr=8-1 Website - https://onsonalstable.com/ YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg4leSNsOzBOw933VQx2Gew Music - YouTube #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #kahani #episode #storyteller #indianstoryteller #mumbai #days #mischevious #sun #naturepoem #joy #hope #dreams #islandsinthestream
10:53
September 03, 2021
Ep 50 : Celebrating 50 Episodes
So, today is very special. This is the 50th episode of Shweta’s Basket, a half-century. When I started Shweta’s Basket, a short stories and poems podcast in March 2020, I had no idea where this would lead. The only thought was to narrate stories written by you and me…The regular people, who had no platform to showcase our work and also to gift the listener a smile just like audio stories do for me. But this was completely new and I was not sure if I could do it, or what it entailed. But I knew for sure that if I thought too much about it, I would chicken out. My family and friends agreed, so with their best wishes in one hand and armed with the required research, enough to get me started in the other hand, I took the plunge. It was like reading about how to swim and then jumping into the deep end and hoping …fervently… that your theory will help you keep afloat in the practical. But we all know how that goes. So, it was no wonder that I was barely managing to stay afloat. For the 1st nine months, there was only 1 episode per month. Which is akin to drowning.  But then Dec 2020 onwards, I found that my skill had improved a bit and now was the time to put in the hours to build the stamina. So dec onwards I started posting twice a week. Recording, editing the recording, learning the finer points of the editing software, searching for the right music, the perfect picture, uploading it to my host site Anchor and finally posting on social media. That was a lot of work, a lot of learning, a lot of frustration but utterly exhilarating. This episode will be incomplete without mentioning these 3 people. The very first person is someone whose name is lost forever in the lanes of bygone childhood memories. The person who introduced me to audio stories. I don’t remember who you are what your name is but I am eternally grateful to you for giving me this precious gift. The other 2 people are #NehaParashar and #NeeleshMisra. Neha has a podcast titled #PannoKeJharokhe. It’s my absolute favorite. Do listen to her. She has a wonderful way of pulling you in. She was the motivation behind me posting 2 episodes per week and pushing my boundaries. Last but not least is #NeeleshMisra…Everyone knows him. He is perhaps the most loved and famous audio storyteller in India today. His #Yaadonkaidiotbox with Neelesh Misra, available as a podcast is my absolute goto podcast. Both of them have double handedly saved me from going insane in this lockdown. Their narration is the boat that keeps me safe and afloat in this chaotic ocean of life in the pandemic. And if I can be even one person’s boat for a day, I would consider myself blessed. Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/celebrating-50-episodes/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com #shwetasbasket #podcasting #shortstoriespodcast #podcastindia #fiction #kahaniyaan #storyteller #storytellerindia #indiewriters #celebration #milestone #50thepisode #gratitude
11:06
August 27, 2021
Ep 49 : Is Love Forever? (Short Story)
Is love forever? Does it transcend death? What does one do when the love of one's life, one's partner of years & years passes away. Does life stop? Or can one find a reason to go on? Something that sparks the desire to live this life and live it to the best of one's ability. Listen to find out how the protagonist deals with the loss of her husband. What inspires her to go on.  Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/is-love-forever-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Vasudha Pansare Book Link  1. The Masks and Other Poems - https://www.amazon.in/Masks-Other-Poems-Vasudha-Pansare-ebook/dp/B08CC84QGF/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1622747075&refinements=p_27%3AVasudha+Pansare&s=digital-text&sr=1-1&text=Vasudha+Pansare 2. Leaves of Autumn and Other Poems - Leaves Of Autumn And Other Poems eBook : Pansare, Vasudha: Amazon.in: Kindle Store Music - YouTube #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #kahani #episode #storyteller #indianstoryteller #mumbai #love #forever #death #poems #movingon
18:13
August 20, 2021
Ep 48 : The Hungry Flames & The Support System (Poems)
There are two beautiful poems in this episode for you. Both are total opposites but are heartfelt and a result of what the poet with her sensitive soul has seen, felt and experienced. 'The Hungry Flames' was written in the midst of the Second Wave of the pandemic when all around there was misery and devastation. "The Support System' is all about feeling strong and powerful because of the right support system and both poems are such a mirror reflection of today's life. This pandemic has made us feel alone, but it has also made us realize the value of our connections. It is our support system that has given us the strength to deal with the mental vagaries of this pandemic and that is what we will draw our strength from.  Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/the-hungry-flames-the-support-system-poems/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Richa Tilokani Writer's Facebook Link  - https://www.facebook.com/richa.tilokani Book Link - https://www.amazon.in/Teachings-Bhagavad-Gita-Richa-Tilokani/dp/9388302591/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=teachings+of+bhagavad+gita&qid=1625135978&sprefix=teachings+of+bh&sr=8-4 Music - YouTube #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #kahani #episode #storyteller #indianstoryteller #mumbai #pandemic #corona #covid #mask #alone #misery #flames #support #supportsystem 
10:40
August 13, 2021
Ep 47 : The Missing Piece (Short Story)
Daniel had everything going for him – a good job, great friends, a beautiful wife but on that fateful day, he was home alone? Why was he alone, what happened on that day? Listen to the episode and find out what happened.   Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below).   Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/the-missing-piece-short-story/  Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com   Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket  Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket  Narrator - Shweta Singh   Writer - Amruta Wadekar   Tete-a-tale - https://www.facebook.com/tete.a.tales/  Kahani Box Library - https://www.facebook.com/groups/123607188295232/  Music - YouTube    #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #kahani #episode #storyteller #indianstoryteller #friendship #accident #caraccident #lifelost #boy #horror
21:44
August 06, 2021
Ep 46 : Nayi Aas (Hindi Poem)
A poem about 'New Hope', new aspirations, new goals. This poem is full of positivity and proactiveness. It’s not a passive poem, it’s a take-charge kind of a poem. The emphasis is on gaining new experiences and forging ahead with courage in our hearts.  Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/nayi-aas-hindi-poem/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Arti Joshi Author's Website - https://swadpahadka.home.blog/ Music - YouTube #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #kahani #episode #hope #newbeginnings #freshstart #courage #heart #newexperiences #newhope 
10:19
July 30, 2021
Ep 45 : Second Life (Short Story)
Everybody deserves a second chance in life. This is a beautiful story showcasing the opportunity and an innovative and creative system of correction that helps people who want to grab that chance with both hands. The story of Deepak and his desire to lead a life of love & dignity. He was a convict and to find out how he turned his life around, do listen to the story.  Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/second-life-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Kavitha Yarlagadda Author's Website - https://www.kavithayarlagadda.com/ Link to buying the book - When You Can Why Not?: Insightful Short Stories eBook : Yarlagadda, Kavitha: Amazon.in: Kindle Store Music - YouTube  #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #kahani #episode #love #convict #prison #secondchance #secondlife #openprisonsystem #book #anthology
16:51
July 23, 2021
Ep 44 : Umeed (Hindi Poem)
This poetic prose written in Hindi is full of deep longing and soulful yearning. It tucks at your heartstrings. Through these lines, you can feel the poet’s pain and his struggle. And even though the love remained unexpressed, it ended in hope and that's just beautiful.  Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/umeed-hindi-poem/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Nirbhay Singh Music - Mixkit #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #kahani #episode #love #lovelost #longing #yearning #unexpressedlove #hope #union
10:55
July 16, 2021
Ep 43 : Hand in Hand Into The Sunset : Part 2 (Short Story)
The old couple lovingly referred to as Mama and Mami are getting by in life. Mama is due to retire shortly. Theirs is not a story of hot and passionate love but love of a life spent together. Mama & Mami are so comfortable in each other’s company. Theirs is a love that runs deep and needs no extravagant overtures of love. But on the day Mama is supposed to retire, riots break out. He is still at the bank, where he works. Will Mami lose him too, she has already lost her son. To find out what happens to their love story, listen to the first part of the two part story. Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/hand-in-hand-into-the-sunset-part-2-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Narayani V Manapadam Link to the writer's blog - http://fraunara.blogspot.com/ The Hive (Facebook) - https://www.facebook.com/thehiveofwriters/ Book link amazon - #Love eBook: Hive, The: Amazon.in: Kindle Store Music - YouTube Library #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #kahani #episode  #love #couples #lovestory
18:55
July 09, 2021
Ep 42 : Hand in Hand Into The Sunset : Part 1 (Short Story)
The old couple lovingly referred to as Mama and Mami are getting by in life. Mama is due to retire shortly. Theirs is not a story of hot and passionate love but love of a life spent together. Mama & Mami are so comfortable in each other’s company. Theirs is a love that runs deep and needs no extravagant overtures of love. But on the day Mama is supposed to retire, riots break out. He is still at the bank, where he works. Will Mami lose him too, she has already lost her son. To find out what happens to their love story, listen to the first part of the two part story. Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/hand-in-hand-into-the-sunset-part-1-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Link to other podcast platforms - https://linktr.ee/shwetasbasket Geeks Room Link for New Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Narayani V Manapadam  Link to the writer's blog - http://fraunara.blogspot.com/ The Hive (Facebook) - https://www.facebook.com/thehiveofwriters/ Book link amazon - #Love eBook: Hive, The: Amazon.in: Kindle Store Music - YouTube Library #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #mixkit #love #couples #lovestory
15:52
July 02, 2021
Season 2.0 (Intro Ep)
And Shweta's Basket is back with a brand new season.  Let’s celebrate the magic of short stories & poems. They are truly magical, aren’t they? They make us feel… Happiness, heartbreak, horror, hope, hatred and so much more. Namaste people, Welcome to Shweta’s Basket, a stories & poems podcast. I am your host Shweta Singh and each week; I will bring an incredible new story or poem for you. Welcome to Shweta’s Basket, a weekly stories & poems podcast and I am your host Shweta Singh. #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcastshow #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #entertainmant #timeout #coffeetime #timeflies #qualitytime #metime #kahaniya
04:05
June 25, 2021
Ep 41 : Drabble Sandwich (#Firstparty Contest)
This episode is part of the #firstparty celebratory contest of Shweta's Basket, marking our first anniversary.  This game is called Drabble Sandwich and you have to answer the 10 questions, in order they are asked. These questions are asked, in between reading of the drabbles (pieces of fiction of exactly 100 words). The drabbles are for the listeners to enjoy and see how even 100 words can express so much. And the 10 questions are divided into 5 pairs. All questions are super easy and relate to favorite things, memories, moments from my life. To write your answers please click the link -  Or go to Facebook and look up shwetasbasket. The contest post will be pinned to the top of the page.  The game will open on 08/05/21, 8 am IST for 24 hours. 
22:20
May 07, 2021
Ep 40 : Storm (Short Story)
Sometimes our love is not enough. Sometimes there is no happy choice, only one less grievous than the others. What does Sam love and why can't she save her love? Listen to find out.  Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/storm-shorty-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Natasha Sequeira Music - Mixkit #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #mixkit #horse #ranch #derby #Kentuckyderby #horseracing #jockey #racingaccident 
13:48
May 04, 2021
Ep 39 : Lavender (Poem)
A poem of loss, love and memories. A poem of sadness and yearning that ends on a note of hope, of moving forward, albeit with the shadows of the past. Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/lavender-poem/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Nisha Tandon Music - Mixkit #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #mixkit #lavender #loss #memories #yearning #sadness #fragrance #scent #reminiscences #hope #shadow
08:32
April 29, 2021
Ep 38 : An Arachnid Anecdote (Short Story)
How would you react to going through an experience where, something you hated to begin with turns out to be something you love now. Our experiences change us. Listen to the episode to find out how this protagonist's hate, turned into love.  Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/an-arachnid-anecdote-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Pallavi Sawant Uttekar Music - Mixkit #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #mixkit #arachnid #tales #fables #spiders #spider #spidertales #arachnidtales #animalstories
10:28
April 27, 2021
Ep 37 : Besan Laddu (Short Story)
As the writer says, sounds like a very mouth watering title, right? Well he says listen to the story and then see how you feel about Besan Laddu.  Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/besan-laddu-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Sandeep Jumrani Music - Asepirawan20 from Pixabay and John_Yasutis from Pixabay #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #mixkit #besanladdu #paranormalstory #covidstories #recipes #
14:39
April 20, 2021
Ep 36 : The Conundrum (Short Story)
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.  Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/the-conundrum-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Saravjot Hansrao Music - mixkit.co #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #mixkit #chickensoup #dog #secrets #dogslife #juicysecrets #celebration
12:17
April 15, 2021
Ep 35 : Lotus Stem & Gramflour (Short Story)
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 enjoy the situation she found herself in.  Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/lotus-stem-with-gramflour-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Preethi Warrier Music - mixkit.co #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #mixkit #domestic #housechores #chores #pandemic #covid #quaretine #angery #frustration #metime #books #noerrands #lotusstem #gramflour #recipes #housewife #workfromhome #cooking
13:11
April 13, 2021
Ep 34 : Splash of Sunshine (Short Story)
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 make it a subject that woman can talk about without feeling guilty or the fear of being persecuted.  Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/splash-of-sunshine-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Chandra Sundeep and her website is www.wordsopedia.com  Music - mixkit.co #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #mixkit #domesticviolence #abuse #harassment #domesticabuse #mask #abortion #complaint #policestation #dowry #antidowry #antidowrylaws 
13:26
April 10, 2021
Ep 33 : Mein Samay Hoon (Hindi Poem)
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 fear and despondency due to Coronavirus pandemic it is a very relevant poem.  Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/mein-samay-hoon-hindi-poem/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Nirmala Singh Music - mixkit.co #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #mixkit #time #timekeepsmoving #memories #promises 
08:53
April 06, 2021
Ep 32 : It Flows Gently On (Short Story)
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.  Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/it-flows-gently-on-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Esther Greenwood Music - mixkit.co #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #mixkit #hate #vengence #revenge #voilence #riots #innocentlives #assassination #primeminister #honor #pride #morals #humanlife
08:46
March 25, 2021
Ep 31 : Of Pageants & Hobbies (Short Story)
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. The question of doing something new and exciting and invigorating is almost unthinkable. The max they can do is get into a sedentary or religious activity. Well, this story challenges that mind-set. Let us hear what this sexagenarian doctor wants to do?   Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/of-pageants-hobbies-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Arva Bhavnagarwala Music - mixkit.co #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #mixkit #elderly #stereotypes #typecasting #breakingthestereotypes #sedentary #religious #gym #helth #healthy #pageant #couples #elderlycouples #hobbies #exercise #workout #sixpackabs #abs #shahrukhkhan
13:41
March 19, 2021
Ep 30 : Naughty Syllables (Poem)
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 it is to find the right words and feelings and then tailor them to a #syllable #count.  Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/naughty-syllables/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Shweta Singh Music - mixkit.co #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #mixkit #naughtysyllables #toughsyllables 
05:10
March 16, 2021
Ep 29 : The Old Man And The Book (Short Story)
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. *** Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/the-old-man-and-the-book-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Anne Adarsh Music - mixkit.co  Sound effects - https://www.zapsplat.com (speed changed) #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #mixkit #book #bookkeeper #oldman #lost #forgotten #lostandforgotten #feticide #wedlock #shame #abortion
08:51
March 05, 2021
Ep 28 : Dear Paper Plane (Poem)
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.  Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/dear-paper-plane/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Shweta Singh Music - mixkit.co #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #mixkit #plea #parent #lostaparent #parentalloss #death #deathofparent #bereavement #loss #paperplane #paperplanes #letter
06:03
March 02, 2021
Ep 27 : Yellow vs. Green (Short Story)
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.  Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/yellow-vs-green/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Shweta Singh Music - mixkit.co #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #mixkit #unlove  #crazylove #hearbreak #loveinallages #nanny #smallboy #yellowflower #money #showmethemoney #green #colorofmoney #yellow
10:32
February 26, 2021
Ep 26 : Watch Out (Poem)
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 for love or in love… Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/watch-out/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Shweta Singh Music - mixkit.co  #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #mixkit #unlove #wittypoems #crazylove
06:21
February 23, 2021
Ep 25 : The Story of Cullswick (Short Story)
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 of Cullswick. Listen to the story and find out.  Please leave a comment under the post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/the-story-of-cullswick-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Sonal Singh Music - mixkit.co and Free Music Archive - Free Music Archive: Guifrog - Beyond the Warriors (Music is unaltered.) #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #mixkit
10:60
February 19, 2021
Ep 24 : The Heir (Poem)
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.  *** Please leave a comment under post on the website (link to the post provided below). Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/the-heir-poem/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Sonal Singh Music - mixkit.co #shwetasbasket #podcasting #podcaster #podcastindia #podcastlife #shortstorypodcast #storypod #podcastshortstories #shortstory #fiction #poem #poetrycommunity #poetrypodcast #poetrypod #storytime #writer #writerscommunity #mixkit
06:32
February 16, 2021
Ep 23 : T(w)o Troublesome (Short Story)
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.  Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/two-troublesome/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Shweta Singh Music - mixkit.co
11:49
February 12, 2021
Ep 22 : Dusk's Promiscuity (Poem)
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 chocolates. So, shwetasbasket will try and bring you some oranges and lemon poems and stories. Just something to balance out the incredible sweetness that is oozing from everywhere leading up to the valentine day. This is will be our #unlove month, and you can head over here incase you want to negate that sugar high or if you are craving a different flavour. So, continuing the theme, I have a poem written by the very talented Sonal Singh. She writes sublime poetry. Her she talks about Dusk and her promiscuity. Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/dusks-promiscuity-poem/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Sonal Singh Music - mixkit.co
05:35
February 09, 2021
Ep 21 : The Man With A Plan (Short Story)
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 you some oranges and lemon stories. Just something to balance out the incredible sweetness that will be oozing from everywhere during valentine. This is will be our #unlove month, and you can head over here incase you want to negate that sugar high or if you are craving a different flavour. And with that thought in mind I present to you this story. This is Kanagu and his desire to get married. Lets hear all that he goes through and in the end whether he succeeds in this endeavor or not.   Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/the-plan-with-a-plan-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Sarveswari Sai Krishna Music - mixkit.co 
18:13
February 05, 2021
Ep 20 : Be Gone Thou Infernal Cold & How to Write a Poem (Poems)
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 that literally walks in through your skin and  muscles and settles on your bones...brrr. Its hateful. The second one is – How to write a poem, it's about a person who is full of himself. On top of that he thinks he is a great poet and is trying to impress this damsel. Link to the post :  1. Be gone thou infernal cold - https://shwetasbasket.com/be-gone-thou-infernal-cold-poem/ 2. How to write a poem - https://shwetasbasket.com/how-to-write-a-poem/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Be gone thou infernal cold - Sonal Singh, How to write a poem - Shweta singh Music - mixkit.co
07:20
February 02, 2021
Ep 19 : The Story Tellers : Part 2 (Short Story)
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 then this part. For those who did listen to the first part here is a bit of a recap. We left the story at the part where our story teller was telling the ruffians that the protagonist had entered the forbidden forest in search of his younger step brother who had been riding a horse. Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/the-story-tellers-part-2-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Vijay Krishna Amaraneni Music - mixkit.co Sound Effects - zapsplat.com Image by - ana carla from Pixabay
13:43
January 29, 2021
Ep 18 : Yellow Blossom (Poem)
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 woman who is figuratively captive too, societal norms, inhibitions, others’ expectations of her. Here she is looking out of her barred and tiny window at the golden shower tree and pleading with it. Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/yellow-blossom/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Shweta Singh Music - mixkit.co Image by - 41330 from Pixabay
05:06
January 26, 2021
Ep 17 : The Story Tellers : Part 1 (Short Story)
You know how some stories are – beautiful in their simplicity, almost lyrical, with powerful imagery, the inner struggle of the protagonist and a moral lesson all woven together effortlessly into a memorable tale. And the best part is they remind us of our childhood stories. This tale too, with its mix of fantasy and fable takes us back to our childhood days. Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/the-story-tellers-part-1-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Vijay Krishna Amaraneni Music - mixkit.co Image by - ana carla from Pixabay
13:45
January 22, 2021
Ep 16 : Mirage & New Name (Poems)
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 has led the poet to these poems. And both the poems bring us to a point where we become a new version of ourselves, a new 2.0. Link to the post - https://shwetasbasket.com/mirage-new-name-poems/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Sheetal Ashpalia Music - mixkit.co Image by - Artyom Kabajev on Unsplash
06:25
January 17, 2021
Ep 15 : A Celestial Soiree (Short Story)
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, right? So we are always looking for something new, something exciting. But you know, its not just us who’s looking for something new, there is someone else looking for a new destination to party. Want to know who it is? And whether they found their perfect venue? Then listen on... Link to story - https://shwetasbasket.com/a-celestial-soiree-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Shweta Singh Music - mixkit.co Image by - OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay
12:55
January 15, 2021
Ep 14 : My Daughter's Wedding (Poem)
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 gifts. But what has not changed is the feeling of the bride’s mother. I have penned down a poem about it. Its what I think I will feel and do when my daughter gets married. Link to poem - https://shwetasbasket.com/my-daughters-wedding-poem/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Geeks Room Link for Website - https://geeks.artoonsinn.com?aff=shwetasbasket Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Shweta Singh Music - mixkit.co Image by - Farddin Protik from Pexels
06:51
January 12, 2021
Ep 13 : Aadha Hissa - Kaunsa Kiska (Short Story in Hindi)
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 to make the perfect mock(tale) that was greedily drunk before bedtime. Better than hot chocolate or turmeric latte milk. This story reminded me of those times. Sigh!!! Link to post - https://shwetasbasket.com/aadha-hissa-kaunsa-kiska-short-story-in-hindi/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Mrs. Rajkumari Gour Music - mixkit.co Image by - Wendy Wei from Pexels
13:22
January 08, 2021
Ep 12 : The Earth is Not Dead - Not Yet (Poem)
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 Narrator - Shweta Singh Poet - Nisha Tandon Music - mixkit.co Image by Comfreak from Pixabay
05:59
January 05, 2021
Ep 11 : Once Upon a Time (Short Story)
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/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Narrator - Shweta Singh Writer - Sheetal Ashpalia Music - mixkit.co Image by ArtTower from Pixabay
07:22
January 01, 2021
Ep 10 : By the Clock (Short Story)
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 finish the work before clock strikes twelve? Link to post - https://shwetasbasket.com/by-the-clock-short-story/ Email id - shweta@shwetasbasket.com Music - mixkit.co Image by 🎄Merry Christmas 🎄 from Pixabay
06:29
December 24, 2020
Ep 09 : Anmol Aanchal (Hindi Poem)
Dedicated to all the mothers, for their love and their shelter. Email : shweta@shwetasbasket.com
03:14
October 29, 2020
Ep 08 : Ma's Birthday Dedication (Article)
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/ Email : shweta@shwetasbasket.com
10:56
September 22, 2020
Ep 07 : How Long? (Poem)
How long will women suffer, how long will they be denied justice?  Link to poem - https://shwetasbasket.com/how-long/ Email : shweta@shwetasbasket.com
03:23
September 02, 2020
Ep 06 : Sunshine in My Dabba (Poem)
A sunny poem for dark, grey, gloomy days.  Link to poem - https://shwetasbasket.com/sunshine-in-my-dabba/ Email : shweta@shwetasbasket.com
02:43
September 01, 2020
Ep 05 : Why I Choose not to Sigh (Poem)
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.  Link to poem : https://shwetasbasket.com/why-i-choose-not-to-sigh-poem/ Email : shweta@shwetasbasket.com
02:37
June 09, 2020
Ep 04 : Sound of Nothing (Short Story)
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
06:52
June 04, 2020
Ep 03: Of Friends & Friendships (Short Story)
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/ Email : shweta@shwetasbasket.com
07:04
May 13, 2020
Ep 02 : A Walk in the Forest (Poem)
Just close your eyes and take this walk with me and enjoy. Link to poem : https://shwetasbasket.com/a-walk-in-the-forest-poem/ Email : shweta@shwetasbasket.com
02:54
March 27, 2020
Ep 01 : Surkhe ka Kamaal - Amazing Guava (Short Story)
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
07:06
March 17, 2020