Yoshiki – யோஷிகி – Thi Janakiraman

JK, my brother is in Japan on a short visit and sent me few images of Tokyo. Japan is a perfect blend of Technological Advancements and Old traditions. From the late sixties the camera totting Japanese became the iconic tourists all over the world.  Uday, (Patankar my boss) and were astonished during a visit to... Continue Reading →


Ijaazat – Stories from Waiting Rooms.

Last week I watched the movie 'Ijaazat' (permission) from my movie collection; one of the things in my 'bucket list' is to watch the best movies at leisure and write about them. Produced during the end of Golden Era of parallel cinema (period defined by me - from mid seventies to late eighties) the movie... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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