Pathu Chetti – Thi Janakiraman

Every religion emphasises the need to 'give.' This story, one of my favourites from Thi Jaa, provides an insight into 'joy of giving.' Read on Pathu Chetti - பத்து செட்டி தி. ஜானகிராமன். Pathu Chetti was just walking past our house. His dhoti has seen good days. The towel on his shoulder was dirty. He was... Continue Reading →

Complaint – Thi Janakiraman

We all complain, nowadays, about the food dished out by the airlines; about the plastic trays, the aseptic smell, the quantity and taste. The reason could be the food served by Indian Railways have improved. Anyone who travelled long distance and did not have the luxury to pack food from home, would have tasted the... Continue Reading →

What Should I Tell Father – Asokamitran.

Asokamitran became one of the most influential writers in Tamil literature. A prolific writer, he began writing in 1953 and produced more than 200 short stories, eight novels and 15 novellas. His novels on the celluloid industry, 'The Star Crossed' and 'Manosarovar' are all time classics. He portrayed the struggling urban middle class in most... Continue Reading →

Father Dear Father – Sujtha

Sujatha, probably the most famous Tamil Story writer in the seventies and eighties, wrote this first as an article about his father's illness and his visits to see him. He later compiled this into one long essay. So this is not a short story but his recollection of his father's final days. Some of us... Continue Reading →

Mr. Dash Dash Dash – Thi Janakiraman

One more story from my favourite author, Thi Janakiraman. We all go great length to look and sound knowledgable and this story captures that. The story must have been written somewhere in the 1950s which goes to prove that it's not a modern fad. The story will be of interest to people who have little... Continue Reading →

What Should I do? Please Tell Me! Jayakanthan

Education is probably the biggest business in India, just after medical care. The main reason is when the Government fails to provide a quality eduction and healthcare, private players step in which then becomes a business; profits and profiteering become the motives. This story talks about how educating people was considered a noble activity in... Continue Reading →

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