Prize – பரிசு – Sujatha

We identify ourselves some of the struggles especially the middle class ones when we read about them in a story or a novel. We recall similar sacrifices made by our parents/brothers/sisters and the story strikes a chord. 'Prize' by Sujatha (Eldorado – Sujatha and Nagaram – City – Sujatha) is one such short story. You desperately wish the... Continue Reading →

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Stamp Album – Sundara Ramasamy

I have already introduced Sundara Ramasamy, a great Tamil short story writer to readers through the short story - Prasadam. Su Ra's Stamp Album is another story which will appear in my 100 best short stories. The writers brings out the emotions of young children brilliantly in this story. Read on....... Stamp Album ஸ்டாம்பு ஆல்பம்... Continue Reading →

Prasadam – Prasad – Sundara Ramasamy

In the early nineties, when I was selling speciality chemical to Paper Mills, I used to travel in a 100 CC Motorcycle across Maharashtra, clocking thousands of kilometres every month. One afternoon, after riding 250 KMs, I presented myself before the General Manager of a Paper Mill. He was a Bengali and my dis-shelved looks... Continue Reading →

The Destructive Duo: Part 2

After reading The Destructive Duo: Part-1, a friend commented that my narration reminded him of Richmal Crompton stories - "William and his outlaws' Adventures." Since we grew up without reading Hardy Boys and Enid Blyton or Compton for that matter, I could not recollect William stories. But I was happy to note that readers could... Continue Reading →

The Destructive Duo: Part-1

The famous Murphy law states, "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong." JK (my brother, first appeared in A Sunday, A Yezdi and An Adventure (To all those Yezdi lovers)) and I read this idiom much later in life. By that time, we had made attempts to repair everything from torchlights to transistor radios... Continue Reading →

The God and Kandasamy Pillai – Pudumaipithan

Pudumaipithan was one of the most influential writer in Tamil and major contributor to Manikkodi Litrerary Movement. His stories are characterized by social thinking and satire and progressive for the era. My personal favorite is 'The God and Kandasamy Pillai - கடவுளும் கந்தசாமி பிள்ளையும்." The equanimity of the struggling doctor is just amazing. The satire and the... Continue Reading →

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