Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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...

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...

Two Minutes – By Ashokamitran

  Translated by Padma Narayanan and Subashree Krishnaswamy   1. “A short story by a Spanish writer comes to mind. Can’t remember the author’s name, or the title....

Reflowering – By Sundara Ramaswamy

  Translated by S Krishnan        Amma was lying on the cot and I was curled up on the floor right next to it. Amma...

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...

Trespass – By Sundara Ramaswamy

Photo by : Cameron Ballard   Translated by Lakshmi Holmström   It struck me later on that, just for a second, I had been off my guard. I lifted...

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...

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...

Lunch – By Ashokamitran

    Chaturanga said: Subbanna screamed at seeing me. ‘You here? Thought you were in Vijayawada!’ The whole street was startled. ‘I came here on a transfer.’   ‘How long...

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...

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