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 →

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 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 →

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