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Shweta's Basket

By Shweta Singh
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 22 : Dusk's Promiscuity (Poem)

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Ep 35 : Lotus Stem & Gramflour (Short Story)
LO5oGdMLuHeAj2UU7E57 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 -  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 LO5oGdMLuHeAj2UU7E57
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 6, 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 5, 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 2, 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 9, 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 5, 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 2, 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 8, 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 5, 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 1, 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 2, 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 1, 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 9, 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 4, 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