10 Notoriously Infamous Nicknames of Places That Will Shock You

Nicknames tend to make a place memorable and leave a lasting impression. However, not all monikers are famous because they’re good. While some are created to disparage a town and its people, others indicate towards a terrible history. Whether nicknames are scandalous or downright disreputable, they tend to fasten themselves to a place’s repute permanently….

10 Fascinating Abandoned Cities–turned–World Heritage Sites

There is nothing more surreal and eerie than a once-thriving settlement lying abandoned for centuries. All over the world, there are well-preserved towns and ruined cities where life seems to have simply stopped in its tracks. Although spooky, such ghost towns are part of mankind’s legacy; they are testaments of the past and reminders of…

Rainbows

This story was originally published at http://yourstoryclub.com/short-stories-social-moral/social-short-story-rainbows/ Jai usually did not access Facebook in the morning. His usual early morning routine consisted of getting up around 7 a.m. and drinking his first cup of coffee. While he waited for the newspaper to arrive, he’d read on his Kindle. However, that morning of 27th June 2015, he ended…

Love, Loss, Legacy

He was engrossed in furiously dialling a number. “What happened?” I asked, alarmed at his expression. “I ordered the movie ‘The Net’ from here” he snarled furiously, pointing to a website he’d order movie DVDs from. “I’ve ordered so many movies and these idiots still send me the Hindi version.” I remember laughing at his…