Mary, the lamb – Prapanchan

Teachers are fascinating people. At least I can say that about the teachers till I was in school. They inspire thousands of students every year. I have mentioned about two such teachers of mine in my blog, Two Great Teachers. Some of the most interesting short stories I have translated are about teachers, Ku Azhagirisamy's  Kumarapuram... 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 →

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 →

Kumarapuram Station

Some short stories, more so, the characters stay in your mind forever. Like Magi, from 'The Gift for the Magi - O Henry', Gladys, from, 'Blandings: Lord Emsworth and the Girlfriend' - P G Wodehouse, Andrew from 'Love at First Sight' - Jeffrey Archer, Sengodan from 'Red Banana (செவ்வாழை)', Papathi, from 'City (நகரம்)' - Sujatha and... Continue Reading →

Nagaram – City – Sujatha

Even the greatest writers of the world, according to me, produce one immortal work which stands the test of time. When you think about the author, you think about this particular work as it stays with you long after you have read it. Leo Tolstoy - War and Peace, Hemingway - The Old Man and... Continue Reading →

A Broad View – விகாசம்

Sundara Ramasamy is one of the greatest writers in Tamil. His Novels 'Oru Puliyamarathi Kathai' (Story of Tamarind Tree) and 'J J Sila Kuripugal' (J J Some Jottings) attained cult status. But what attracted me more, is his short stories. They draw immense power from a simple language and excellent narration. Some of his best... Continue Reading →

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