Joys and Sorrows are integral to human life. Perhaps no human being is destined to experience either unadulterated suffering or unalloyed happiness. Tears and smiles are visual signs of sorrow and joy. As the title is suggestive, this collection of Punjabi short stories brings out this truth about human life. Each short story is a fine specimen of enlightened philosophy, excellence of craftsmanship brevity of words and subtle way conveying the authorís message.