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

  • Alan Kurdi lifeless body.jpgCan we learn something from the Syrian Refugee Crisis?

    Insightful story on how European Union is working together to provide relief for these tragedies.

  • Terracotta ArmyInteresting story of buried terracotta army of Qin Shi Huang, first Emperor of China.

    No two terracotta warrior figures in this vast army were completely identical. Do you know why?

    Their burial site is now a prominent UNESCO world cultural heritage site.

  • DiamondCrime Thriller: The Diamond Heist 1

    The diamond ‘Noor’ is stolen despite elite protection & sophisticated safeguards.

    Can South African SCB solve the crime?

  • 45/52 : Catch the speedCrime Thriller: The Diamond Heist 2

    The plot thickens when Patel is found alive in the Castle wreckage, treated & interrogated.

    The diamond was stolen by …

  • Shine On You Crazy DiamondCrime Thriller: The Diamond Heist 3

    Guardians of diamond Noor are murdered one-by-one when they uncover truth.

    They must die, as only the dead can keep secrets.

  • envy“Being perfect is a folly, it belittles others. I am not greedy like him. I give others a chance to shine.”

    “Perhaps he can’t help it. Perhaps there is evil in him too, driving him to perfection, because he wants to show us all up.”

  • Touch,feel,power“Everything he touched turned instantly into gold. It was miraculous!"

    "He touched a tree. Gold! He touched a stone. Gold! He touched a piece of shit. Gold!”

    “Wow!” said Josh, “I really want that golden touch. Can Dionysus make me rich too? ”

  • Old HandsAre parents like the playgrounds?

    Milestones you have passed in your journey of life. And subsequently forgotten…

  • I AM LEAVING...BYE"Interpreting the right-to-die within the right-to-life is contentious," said Rosh, "While one can choose not to exercise one's right-to-life (a right explicitly protected in NZ) or choose to commit suicide (which is legal in NZ) etc., one's right-to-life does not extend to allowing someone else to take one's life."

    "Voluntary consent is therefore not a universally valid defence for murder."

  • The old Man and the Sea"Within the current legislature, the UK Court could not justify the right to kill under an individual's private affairs despite voluntary consent, as this would cheapen the right-to-life for others."

    "The protection of all its citizens by State was deemed to be of greater importance than the respect for an individual's autonomy."

  • 'Sniper'Liam O'Flaherty story: The Sniper

    Irish Republicans and Free Staters were waging civil war in the 1920s.

    A sniper hunted from a Dublin rooftop on a dark night

  • From PIGs to HOGs the Scout Sniper way [Image 4 of 7]Reflections on Liam O'Flaherty story, The Sniper.

    War makes enemies out of brothers & neighbors.

    In the darkness within & without, do they know who they shoot at or why?

  • question-mark-dice"But I don't understand, Pa," Josh concluded. "Looks to me like the hermit justified everything that happened, as being the right thing, after it had already happened."

    "But hindsight is not really wisdom."

  • I'VE BEEN SITTING HERE ALL DAY...A King once thought that he would never fail in anything he undertook, if he knew three things:

    1. When was the right time to do it?
    2. Who were the right people to work with?
    3. What was the most important thing to do?

  • Hellen Keller in IndiaIn 1955, this 75 year old battler embarked on one of her longest and most grueling journeys.

    A 40,000-mile, five-month-long tour through Asia.

  • self-portrait: to be or not to be.."People have the choice," Rosh smiled, "but not a right, to commit suicide, and therefore the State does not have to protect it. Suicide is legal only so that the victim is not punished (to protect life)."

    "However, I agree that it is important that suffering should not be prolonged unnecessarily."

  • PAKISTAN: "REFUGEES FROM 'OBAMA'S WAR' "Unwelcome guests can become useful citizens, given the chance.

    Yet, International Governments desire normal migrants & detest illegal refugees.

    Story on the refugee debate.

  • El cafetó i el solet a la cara"Biological aging happens at two levels - one at the level of my whole being which you call Pa, and another at the part level of my individual cells that make up my body."

    "The age of my whole body is different from the age of my individual cells just like the age of your toy car may be different from the age of its individual parts.”

  • MaskThe sun had vanished. Rosh sat alone in the dark conservatory. Finally, he could bear it no more. A solitary tear rolled down his cheeks.

    As if on cue, the dark clouds opened their hearts and wept with pain all night.