Drama & Tragedy

Horace Walpole: Life is a comedy for those who think. Life is a tragedy for those who feel.

Be touched by drama, be cleansed by pain. Sad stories & touching tales in the genres Drama & Tragedy

  • The Webb Ellis Cup completes visit to Dubai as part of Rugby World Cup Trophy TourNew Zealand surged ahead straight after the interval, with Ma’a Nonu gathering a loose ball and setting off on an arcing run.

    “Lae ja Nonu (Take it away, Nonu)”, Rosh yelled at the TV, at the top of his lungs.

    His shout scared the birds who were waiting on the deck outside, to get their morning feed.

  • Assassin's Creed (91)Thrilling Story: Encounter in the alley

    A father returns to his estranged son after six years. But the son has learnt to survive without him.

    Can they reunite?

  • Last aid"Pa," Hosh suddenly asked. "Do we have a right to Euthanasia?"

    "That is an interesting question," Rosh answered between bites. "Why do you ask?"

  • Dzogchen“Where else can one go? It is all here. What more is there to seek? I already have Him. What more is there to become? I already am.”

    “No, my liberation is not in seeking more, not in getting more, but in giving back what I do have now.”

  • Sunrise at KanyakumariThis was Cape of Comorin - the Cape Reinga of India – almost at the southernmost tip of the peninsula. We were in a town called Kanyakumari in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu.

    Contrary to the sensational popular belief that Kanyakumari lies at the meeting point of three bodies of water, the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, it is surrounded by only one: the Laccadive Sea.

  • HearseFunny Story: Get In The Line

    What life needs is not perfection, but love.

    Not finding the perfect person, but learning to see an imperfect person perfectly!

  • Ghost"How do you make a ghost go away?" she asked again, staring wide-eyed into the darkness.

    He awakened fully now. He sensed her stiff body, her cold hands under the covers.

  • Helen Keller in India“Only after an infant learns to identify words, can words start to have meanings.”

    “This little girl was therefore doomed to a life of loneliness, silence and darkness."

    "She could see nothing, hear nothing, and couldn’t say much.”

  • PortraitI was surprised at my relief. My home was shattered, my neighbours burning, my brother was dead, and my mother was broken.

    Yet I felt relief and had thanked my creator, because my children had been spared. They were safe. For the moment.

  • Ephesians 5:14"That can't really be true!" exclaimed Josh, "You can't just wake up once you are truly dead."

    "Well, Jesus is said to have risen from the dead," said Rosh, "What makes you think he was the only one to do so?"

    "Jesus did," remarked Josh, "because he could. He was the son of God."

  • Playing Dead"Let Buddh help you reach that ultimate point. Then certainly, if you meet him there, kill him. You will be truly free."

    "Then why are Zen masters," asked Josh, "who teach their disciples to kill the Buddh on the way, still clinging on to Buddh themselves?"

  • Banksy in Boston: F̶O̶L̶L̶O̶W̶ ̶Y̶O̶U̶R̶ ̶D̶R̶E̶A̶M̶S̶ CANCELLED, Essex St, Chinatown, Boston“Will you leave us to beg on the streets?” Isha turned her face away in anguish, “while you illuminate the world. Why must Yashodharā always pay the price of Siddharth’s enlightenment?”

    Her world was falling apart, and she with it. Rosh felt pity. He knew how hard it was going to be for her.

  • Life of Pi"I have left so much behind", Pi said, "In the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go."

    "But what hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye."

  • MnM"Why did you do it?" he asked.

    "He didn't eat them at lunch, so he didn't want them. I wanted them, so I took them." Josh said reasonably.

    "Beware son," said Rosh, "for the mind justifies what the heart desires."

  • Lonely donkey“When you stop crying and start doing, the world notices it too. Even enemies begin to respect you. Then help arrives. Your luck turns.”

    “When the mule had stopped braying, the villagers noticed the sudden silence. One peeked in to see if the donkey was dead.”

  • Funeral Service for Lena and Vin Brown"But Ma, a million dollars is a lot of money," Josh objected, "it won't even come in an envelope?"

    "Yes, it will." Rosh came to her aid, "In May 2009, there were still 336 USD 10,000 notes in circulation."

  • I am Free"If she picks the black pebble, she would marry me and your debt would be forgiven."

    "If she picks the white one, she need not marry me but your debt would still be forgiven.”

  • Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them“Every man loves two women”, Isha flared, “one is the creation of his imagination and the other is not yet born.”

    “You’re not a figment of my imagination”, Rosh pacified her, “And you were born a long time ago.”

  • Monopoly“It is like a home is bought by 10 people, and one owner needs some money. So he sells a part of his share to the other owners or new owners and partly cashes his equity out. How can that be bad?”

    "The income from these assets will go overseas to make the foreign investors richer," Isha argued.

  • Stranger in the woods, Nandi Hills"Enforcing the right-to-die by law puts society on a 'slippery slope' with huge potential for abuse."

    "Its interpretation can eventually reach a point where what is allowed would have been unacceptable initially."