“Navarasam /Navabhavanai” – The 9 facial expressions – 33-ers!

Hi Folks,

I wanted to try writing short, really short stories. Like stories that are as short as 30 words or so. Recently I came across 33-ers going trendy! My crooked brain wanted me to try it too 😛

9 Facial Expressions
9 Facial Expressions

So, I am going to write 33 words write up or story about “Navarasam /Navabhavanai” – The 9 facial expressions. They are;

  1. Sringara – Love 
  2. Hasya – Comic
  3. Karuna – Compassion
  4. Raudra – Anger
  5. Veera – Valor
  6. Bhayanaka – Fear
  7. BhiBhatsa – Disgust
  8. Adbhuta – Wonder
  9. Shanta – Tranquility


Sujai pulled out the ring and asked, “Will you marry me?” She opened her hands to reveal a ring which she has got to propose to him. Their eyes were filled with love.


Boss: Why were you late?

Me: Because I was late!

Boss: What made you come late?

Me: I was late to office so I came late.

*he laughs loudly and does a facepalm*


It was my niece’s birthday and we all were partying (with cakes and coke). Suddenly she cut a piece of cake, put it in a plate and gave it to our house maid.


He whistled at me, this went on for weeks, I shunned eye contact. That day when I walked with my little sister he whistled, I gave him a tight slap on his face.


I was struggling to reach the top rack. Little did I know my saree was on fire, my Labrador pulled my saree away with full-force that the burning part tore away from me.


My niece promised me that she will be happy to go on her school trip to Shimla. She called after reaching,

She: Mausi, I miss you.

I sensed the fear in her voice.


It was Sneha’s wedding and there was one room left for all the 10 ladies of the house to get ready. Suddenly, there was a stench; everyone kept a disgusting and suspicious face.


I gazed at a Titan Raga Watch, saw the price tag and walked away. Two days later, a package in my room;

Happy Birthday Sri! With Luv, XXX.

It was the same watch.


“It’s over”, he said.

I walked away. He didn’t follow, nor did I expect him too. I took an auto as I didn’t want him to drop me back. Calmness engulfed me completely.


Song that I am weirdly singing since morning is;

Song name: Sunny Sunny

Album/Movie Title: Yaariyan

Language: Hindi

Singers: Yo Yo Honey Singh, Neha Kakkar


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Give it a read and share your views in the comments section.


Love & Cheers,


I am S(t)ri



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