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...

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...

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...

Mannaasai (Greed for Land) – By Na.Pichamurthy

  Yes, this is my house. The empty site in front belongs to me. The enclosed square, contiguous with the site is also part of...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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