Fruit with its flower – Vannadasan

Translated by N. Banumathy    When I asked Dinakari ”shall we buy from this shop?” she was busy picking up the flowers of  a vaagai  tree...

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...

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...

A Hairy Tale – By Gopikrishnan

Translated by Latha Ramakrishnan I don’t know what you think of ‘Hair’. For that matter, I don’t know how many strands of hair are there...

Eldorado – By Sujatha

  Translated by Ramesh Ramachandran   Sister-in-law, who opened the door struggled to recognise him. When she did, she was shocked. She stammered, swallowed spittle and asked,...

Perfume – By Ashokamitran

    “You want me dead!” he shouted at his wife. “Eat something and go. Your lunchbox is ready,” his wife said. But he was already halfway...

Worship – By Indira Parthasarathy

  Translated by Ka.Naa.Subramanyam   Vaduga Naicken was surprised that a beggar who made his living by going the rounds of the town begging fistfuls of rice...

Bamboo Shoots – By Dilip Kumar

  Translated by Nakul Vac Even before Columbus discovered America, the weekly pay system was already in place in the tailor shops of Kovai. This 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...

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...
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