Twenty + One
21 Short Stories

Short Note

Stories teach us valuable life lessons and continue to do so; we all re-read, re-tell, and re-watch them, and each time is different. We discover different meanings and values at different phases of our life. Some stories would have become inextricably linked to our memories. Some of us would have wished to be the protagonist.

We all believe that fables, parables, tales, and short stories for children, as well as reading as a habit, are the best ways to learn because they are timeless, can bring joy, and can open up new perspectives in our lives.

‘Journey of the Soul - Karma,’ and ‘Twenty + One,’ a collection of 21 short stories. The success of these books prompted the publication of the sequel, ‘Twenty + One Short Stories - Series II.’

“Twenty + One - Short Stories” is a collection/compilation of well-meaning truths, selectively put together to share worldly wisdom and virtues with the common folk of all age groups.

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Book Description

As we grow older, our responsibilities grow as well. When we are worried or hurt, we find it difficult to separate ourselves from certain situations or feelings. Then, we need to make a minor shift in perspective to get out of difficult situations. While compared to magic wands, these stories, fables, or parables naturally provide ready reckoners or solutions. We can make suggestions for relief as long as we remember what we came across. What are magic charm stories, and what role do they play in everyday life? The suggestions and food for thought it contains helped to resolve the situation, and when we look back on its potential riches, we find that our lives have been more refined. What are magical stories, and what role do they play in life?

There’s an adage that says, “To make your message sink in, say it with ink.” Content read from a book is absorbed more subconsciously, hence, this hard copy of the book. This exemplary collection of short stories is a must-read for everyone to understand the nuances of life today.

The first things that come to mind when we think of nature are forests, mountains, rivers, lakes, flora and fauna! While we must nurture nature in its pristine glory, human nature must be cared for and preserved in both its individual and diverse forms. We understand that no two people are alike in their nature, attitude, or behaviour. As a result, while attempting to achieve congruence of hearts and minds, it would be prudent to allow certain individual characteristics to remain natural and original.

This book could serve as a primer for those who wish to resurrect their life by adopting ‘Best Practices of Life’, ‘Joy of Giving and Caring’ and ‘Fulfilment through Frugal Existence’. Does a man believe in peaceful co-existence in this age of diseases, food crises, conflicts and hegemony? Nature has endured enough to keep us together. Isn’t it time for us to repay Mother Nature?

“Remember, we were all children once..., and treasure the days spent reminiscing with inner joy.”

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Mr Sandeep

Admin Manager, Education Sector

The importance of nature to human well-being, as well as humans’ moral obligation to reciprocate for nature’s well-being, are very well narrated in short stories. As individuals, good human beings with noble characters can contribute far more to nature than self-protected societies. Every small step taken by each of us will be a giant leap for humanity.

What I liked about each short story was that even very young children could understand the moral.

Mrs. Roopa Siva Kumar

Manager HR

T“I recently read Twenty + One – 21 Short Stories Series I and was blown away by the compelling characters and thought-provoking themes. The story really resonated with me on a personal level and left a lasting impression.

As someone who loves to read, I can honestly say that Twenty + One – 21 Short Stories is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. The writing was beautiful, and the book kept me engaged from start to finish.

I highly recommend Twenty + One – 21 Short Stories to anyone who enjoys a well-written, thought-provoking story. You won’t be disappointed!”

Lalitha. H.C

Manager HR

Universal Brotherhood or ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ is the core mantra of our ancient culture. The constant evolution and so-called civilization have brought about innumerable divisions, discrimination, greed and hatred. This has not only hampered the wetness of humanity but also caused vast damage to mother nature hence bringing mankind to the brim with exhaustion and saturation. “It has to be greed” on pg.18 gives us a glimpse. Now is the time everything has to be rebuilt and reconstructed. However, good yield depends on good seeds. Shree Shambav Guruji, in this book of “Twenty + One” short stories have effectively imparted the essence of humanity, personality development, confidence, sharing, deeds of karma, intelligence, way of selfless living, equality, harmony, truth and acceptance of mortality. This book of Twenty + one short stories is indeed a nutshell of both Panchatantra and Shreemad Bhagavad Gita in its simplest form. These tales carry all the essence and undoubtedly shall bring about the ‘quality seeds’, giving us hope of a better generation with great empathy, responsibility and ability.

Finally, Shree Shambhav Guruji has adorned his Twenty + One stories with a beautiful garland, which is bound to bring about a paradise of joyful chuckling Greenwood.

Mr. Manjunath B K

HR Assistant Manager

I really enjoyed the book Twenty + One by Shree Shambav. Once I started reading, I found it very hard to put down and finished it within 2 days.

It quite drew me to the character’s sadness and pain. I felt for them as their mistakes and poor decisions drastically affected them and many others.

A very well-written and well-paced book. I found it easy to keep up even though there were many characters with a variety of personalities. I found the characters very well-developed and their voices added quite a lot to the book.

I highly recommend the book. Regrettably, we believe we own the earth, the forest, and many other things, but we are all owned by nature.