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...

Window – By Sundara Ramaswamy

    I lay on a cot by the side of a window. Months ago, I crawled into it one evening and hadn’t got out of it...

Horoscopes – By Appadurai Muttulingam

  Translated by Padma Narayanan   Ayya had great expectations of us. As soon as his children were born, he had their horoscopes cast by a famous...

Meals Plus Forty Rupees – By T. Janakiraman

  "Money Order? For me?!" "Yes sir.. for you only!" "Uthrapathy, you are old enough to be astigmatic.. Take a good look again.. Do you want my...

A Loss of Identity – By Mouni

  Translated by Dr. Albert Franklin   He awoke suddenly, wide awake in the night, cleanly awake, as if something had startled him. Trailing across the edges...

Truth and Lies – By Imayam

  Translated by Lakshmi Holmstrom 1 Raghavan climbed into the compartment, carrying his suitcase. He glanced briefly—just once—at the ticket he held in his left hand. Then...

A Crow’s Story – By S. Vaidheeswaran

  Translated by Lakshmi Venkatraman It was drizzling. I was standing on the terrace. Suddenly a crow hit me on the head and flew away. The...

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...
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