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The Stubborn Corpse By Ramarao Vadapalli

“Bastards! They must have phoned up even after eating the green backs and getting their palms greased!” the truck driver burst out spewing mouthfuls of the choicest and most powerful abuses against the double-crossing police constables. The road was almost…

Issue 5: Editorial

In this issue, we present a translated story. It is a ‘fantasy’, that was originally written in Telgu with Sanskrit intermingled. The Stubborn Corpse tells the tale of a corpse that, one day manifests itself in the middle of a…

Sins of Our Fathers By A R Yngve

“I don’t believe in karma, father.” “Is that so?” “Don’t start again. Please.” “It is your karma to marry, son. Can’t argue with that.” There he goes again, Arrihant thought. Over and over, repeating the same old phrases. Why can’t…

Issue 4: Editorial

In this issue, we present a story whose seeds were sown in a social crisis of present-day India and a scaring look at the future it can lead to. As usual, feedback and comments are welcome! From This Issue:

Hathoda (The Hammer) By Sudarshan Purohit

Grandpa always tells the funniest stories. Like when he used to tell me about the ‘Air-o-planes’ they had in the old days. They used them to go from place to place. Grandpa says they used to be the fastest way…

The Neutrinos are coming! The Neutrinos are coming! By Dinker Charak

The Scientist-Poet The scientific community never liked one of their own straying into the world of literature and trying to mix the two worlds. Hence, when Carlo Errum published his collection of poems, he was declared a juicy target for…

Issue 3: Editorial

Happy New Year and welcome to the third issue of Adbhut! One of the categories of science fiction written is one that is based on current scientific knowledge. Some works of Larry Niven and Arthur C. Clarke fall in this…

The Alien By Subhajit Ghosh

Prof. Jagdish Mitra sat brooding on his chair-bed. Age seems to be fast catching up with this brilliant scientist. So, what’s wrong with that? He was already in his eighties. Acclaimed the world over for his pioneering research into several…

Issue 2: Editorial

Welcome to the second issue of Adbhut! We got a good amount of feedback from our readers. Most of them appreciated our efforts and our format and expressed their desire to come back to read the subsequent editions. There are…

Long Life And A Pot Of Gold by Ravindra B Ghooi

Since times immemorial man has lusted for many things. Of these, a long life and gold have been the foremost. It is lucky he achieved neither, for nothing could have been more disastrous. Superficially though it sounds nice but neither…