Kaanchanai – By Pudhumaippithan

  Translated from Tamil * I just couldn’t sleep that night, for no apparent reason. My mind was neither troubled, nor was it overflowing with happiness...

Chair – By Ki. Rajanarayanan

  Translated by V. Ramanan   How could you call a house without a chair a home? So it struck all of us in the house the same...

Fermented Pancake, Aranygaluska ! – By Appadurai Muttulingam

  Translated by V. Ramanan It all happened like this. A Jewish woman had called us for dinner. You may ask me, what was unusual about...

Enemy – By Appadurai Muttulingam

  Translated by V. Ramanan   He had not known anything about rearing hens, neither were the hens elated in his captivity. He knew that it was...

The Elephant – By S. Ponnudurai

Translated by V. Ramanan   Once in the country, growing number of people were very much disturbed by the dwindling elephant population. The wild life enthusiasts...

Chellammal – By Pudhumaippithan

  Translated  by V. Ramanan   Chellammal had just breathed her last. The pulse waned to a stop and she was reduced to 'a body’, in front...

Fantasy – By Sarvakan

Translated by Vasantha Surya When we reached the National Store, there were no customers at all. That was one convenient thing about Natesan’s shop. There was...

“Dostoyevsky’s Face” – By Jeyamohan

  Translated by Nakul Vāc  No one had expected Pa Kavundar1 to fall that soon! There were very few in our village that did not expect or wish...

“The Plastic God-Box” – By Ambai

  Translated by Vasantha Surya   `Krishna, raa…’ Ladling out some rice-and-ghee on the window sill and tap-tapping it once with the back of the ladle, Amma called...

Exultation – By T. Janakiraman

    That was a local shuttle train which ran from Tiruchi to Mayavaram. Its life began every morning at 10:30 and ended at 3 in...
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