Refugee Girl – By Appadurai Muttulingam

  Translated by: Aniruddhan Vasudevan   The girl in the green-yellow-white waitress uniform was a refugee. She could be either from India or Sri Lanka, or perhaps even...

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...

Nigaamaa’s Tears – By M.G. Suresh

  Translated by Latha Ramakrishnan Any novel can be briefly written in just two pages – (including Tolstoy’s War and Peace) – This is the philosophy...

“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...

Ages meet – By Jeyakanthan

  Translated by E. Annamalai and H. Schiffman   Old Gowri waited patiently inside the bus for everyone else to get off. Then she stepped off last, carrying...

A Room of Her Own – By G. B. Chathurbhujan

  Translated by Geetha Jayaram   “Why doesn’t he understand whichever way I try to tell him?” “Why doesn’t Raghav pay any heed to this one wish of...

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...

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...

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