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...

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...

Borrow One! – By Appadurai Muttulingam

  Translated by Nakul Vāc I was of the age when I believed that a car would go all on its own if I kept touching...

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...

Mother – by N. Pichamurthi

  Translated by E. Annamalai & H. Schiffman I was traveling on a train. My attention, which was focussed on looking out of the open window...

The Dying – By Vaiyavan

  Translated by E. Annamalai and H. Schiffman   Boothalingam's bristly beard brushed lightly against his bony chest and tickled him. He sat up and closed his...

The Exit – By Pudhumaipithan

  Translated by E. Annamalai and H. Schiffman That night Alamu couldn't get to sleep. Her thoughts all came crowding into her brain; an unutterable anguish...

The Double Decker Express – By Azhagiyasingar

  Translated by Aswini Kumar   Last Thursday, I travelled to Bengaluru by the Double Decker Express train. Since I was late in making my travel booking,...

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...

The Locker – By Azhagiyasingar

  Translated by Aswini Kumar   I must confess to a slight irritation when Mrs. Chari called me up that Saturday. The bank was supposed to close...

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