The Best of Tall Tales

An Interview with Michael Burns and Akshay Gajria

Rutika Yeolekar
Nov 29, 2018 · 9 min read
Akshay and Michael’s love for stories is shot through the heart of every Tall Tales show and workshop.


It’s essentially a slice of urban, changing India where people are finding a way to breathe in a society crowded with expectations, pressures, and confusion. This is Indian life. And it’s glorious in all its chaos.

RY: What were your criteria to select the stories for this particular book?

A storyteller telling his story at one of Tall Tales’ Live shows.

We are getting stories in Hindi and I’m hoping we get more stories in regional languages that showcase an India rarely seen or heard from.

RY: Is there an age limit or language barrier for the submission of stories for your events? Also, what is your vision for Tall Tales in the near future?

Out of the thousands of submissions, these are 20 of the best stories ever told at Tall Tales.


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The Coffeelicious

Home to some of the best stories on medium. Look around, relax and enjoy one with a sip of coffee.