The Santa Claus Chitti.

The word aunt in English denotes both mother's and father's sister. But most of the Indian languages have different words for aunt; in Tamil, Chitti means mother's younger sister and father's sister is called Athai. In the winter of 1995, I was taking a chemical (Polymer) trial in a paper plant near Kalyan, a distant... 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 →

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 →

Eldorado – Sujatha

Of all the relationships, the most difficult to describe would be a Father - Son relationship. The mother and daughter talk all the time, share their good and bad moments, find each other's shoulders to cry when needed. The joy, solace, sadness and melancholy are shared immediately throughout their lives. The mother - son connect... Continue Reading →

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