The Locker – By Azhagiyasingar

  Translated by Aswini Kumar   I must confess to a slight irritation when Mrs. Chari called me up that Saturday. The bank was supposed to close...

A Room of Her Own – By G. B. Chathurbhujan

  Translated by Geetha Jayaram   “Why doesn’t he understand whichever way I try to tell him?” “Why doesn’t Raghav pay any heed to this one wish of...

Mylapore – By Maa. Aranganathan

  Translated from the original Tamil by Nakul Vāc   It came and went like a flash of lightning. The ticket he had purchased was still in...

Waves – By Sundara Ramaswamy

  Translated by Rajaram Brammarajan   My acquaintance expected that I would be arrested that night. The attraction he had towards me — it is only my...

Ages meet – By Jeyakanthan

  Translated by E. Annamalai and H. Schiffman   Old Gowri waited patiently inside the bus for everyone else to get off. Then she stepped off last, carrying...

The Dying – By Vaiyavan

  Translated by E. Annamalai and H. Schiffman   Boothalingam's bristly beard brushed lightly against his bony chest and tickled him. He sat up and closed his...

Mother – by N. Pichamurthi

  Translated by E. Annamalai & H. Schiffman I was traveling on a train. My attention, which was focussed on looking out of the open window...

The window – By Sundara Ramaswamy

    Translated by E. Annamalai and H. Schiffman The cot I was lying on was near a window. I had collapsed on it one evening a...

The Exit – By Pudhumaipithan

  Translated by E. Annamalai and H. Schiffman That night Alamu couldn't get to sleep. Her thoughts all came crowding into her brain; an unutterable anguish...

Borrow One! – By Appadurai Muttulingam

  Translated by Nakul Vāc I was of the age when I believed that a car would go all on its own if I kept touching...

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