Kahani Jaani Anjaani

एक छोटा सा मज़ाक (एंटोन चेखोव)- Kahani Jaani Anjaani Podcast – Episode 8

Kahani Jaani Anjaani is a Hindi Stories podcast series narrated by Piyush Agarwal. Following the mission of making sure no stories get lost he takes you to the world of Beautiful Hindi narrations & emotions. So stay tuned for new and old Hindi stories.

Hello Everyone. How is everyone doing? I know the last 3 months have been quite difficult and challenging for all of us. Corona has left us with finding new norms in our lives and as it still continues it requires a lot of discipline, patience & positivity from us. So, I am here again. Yes again I know you must be thinking how many times & after how many breaks this will be again & again 🙂  But this time with a promise to be with you every Friday with new stories, new emotions so that we all can smile together, and come over these difficult times.

कहानियाँ भाव दर्शाने का एक बहुत अच्छा माद्धम है | “एक छोटा सा मज़ाक” कथावाचक और नादिया के कुछ अन कहे जज़्बातों की कहानी है जिसमें अंत में आप पाएंगे की कैसे और कहाँ उनकी कहानी कुछ बिना कहे सुने दो अलग मोड़ पर ख़तम हुई |

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What’s special about today’s story?

Today’s story “A Joke” was written some 100 years back, yes you heard it right. And if I wouldn’t have told you about this I am sure you couldn’t have guessed that this story could have been this old. Yes, and that’s the beauty of the stories, whenever you read or listen to them, they have a special feeling, a different era to share and could be so connected with our current times. Narrator & Nadya will take you on a similar journey in “ A Joke” (Ek Chota sa Majak) where you would be left with some strange feeling of love & betrayal. Though nothing was intentional but it still happened. 
A short movie has also been made based on this story which you can watch here – A Joke Short Movie 

A Joke was written by Anton Chekhov (1860-1940). He was a Russian Playwright & master of the modern Short Story. And as I said earlier these stories written by him are about 100 years old but you can clearly make out from his writing how beautifully he has crafted & revealed a profound understanding of human nature and the ways in which ordinary events can carry deeper meaning. If you liked “A Joke” you can read more stories/plays from him. Listed are a few famous plays, short stories & books from him.

Plays – The Cherry Orchard, Uncle Vanya, The Seagull, Three Sisters, A Marriage Proposal
Short Stories – The Chameleon, The Bet, Misery

The Lady With The Dog (
Ward No. 6 (
The Very Best Of Anton Chekhov  (
You can find more books & plays from Anton Chekhov at Anton Chekhav

This story is translated in Hindi by Anil Janvijay. Here is the link to the story
Ek Chota Sa Majak (A Joke)

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