Akhyayika (आख्यायिका) is a word of Sanskrit origin which means a fable, a chantefable, a short story or an anecdote. It is an anthology of inspiring short stories and anecdotes. You can read any story at random and in chunks. Each story will leave a lasting impression on your mind. No number of lectures, power points or vision and mission statements can so pithily and impressively convey what a story can.