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Corona Times Short Stories & Poems

Author Name: Nrusingha Prasad Padhi | Format: Paperback | Genre : Literature & Fiction | Other Details

‘Corona Times’ is a collection of short stories and poems of romance, faith, loss, despair and human resolve during the trying times of the pandemic.   The description of characters and events is as compelling as the Corona Virus is infectious. Good, bad or ugly, one cannot but empathise with the protagonists; whether it is the retired man Jatin babu and his fear of Coronavirus, the migrant workers desperate to go back to their native places or the young couple Vijay and Shikha, who were trying to make the best of the situation and start a romantic affair.  There is a ‘Twist in the tale’ in all the stories, to enthrall and keep the interest alive till the end. Each article also conveys a strong message to the readers, denouncing evil and obnoxious practices extant in society today.

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Nrusingha Prasad Padhi

Padhi is a veteran, having served in the Indian Army for four decades. He is an alumnus of NDA, IIT Delhi and Osmania University, with a rich and varied experience, from training Commandos to procuring weapons for the country, 

After superannuation in 2015, he has written many stories and articles about his service career, which have been widely acclaimed. He intends to collate these in a book soon. 

Moved by the many challenges posed to humanity and the desperate situation arising across the globe due to the Covid-19 virus, he began penning stories and poems woven around the events which unfolded during the pandemic. ‘Corona Times-Short Stories & Poems’ is a testimony to his literary endeavor. He is sanguine that the readers will enjoy reading the book as they get a firsthand feel of the various characters as they peruse the articles and also draw valuable lessons. Few of the poems are hilarious, though dealing with some sticky situations.

He is the recipient of two Presidential Awards; the Vishist Seva Medal in 2014 for Distinguished Service of a High Order and the Param Vishist Seva Medal in 2015 for Distinguished Service of the Most Exceptional Order.

His wife Dhirashree is an educationist and the children Anusmita and Srikant are in the USA.

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