Openings – 3

It began like this. The senior members of the party, who had always insisted that the country’s law and order system can indeed  be used to create unrest, got together at a secret location. To the...

Four Poems by Jayanta Mahapatra

1 A Full -Moon Night Often a summer full-moon night has no story to tell of no match to strike in a gas-filled room or no villagers lined-up to be shot by militants, resembling a ridge of palms against an...

On the Road (Again)

We have learned to live with the virus, to wear masks, to keep travel to a minimum. We have also learned to hope again. So here is On the Road (Again). We must catch up, survey the day’s lot and last...

The Use of a Body

The rabbit, dead, watches the sky. It tucks its ears behind its legs. It’s fur tufts like a rocky edge. It is watching, wide eyed after the rain. Soon the father will come and dig a hole where the dead shrub...

Re-reading Kanyasulkam

As the lockdown set in, work went into the online mode. That was when I, like many others, began to learn about various platforms to use that have since become common. My students and I started looking for...

Purple Hibiscus

Book: Purple Hibiscus Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie My Thoughts: With no loads of twists and turns but with the most honest and brutal way of writing, the story of this teenager gives an insight of how her...

Adapam

Telugu: Tummala Ramakrishna Prof. Tummala Ramakrishna, short story writer and critic, has over ten publications to his credit. He portrays the anguish and isolation of the backward castes in his work. Having...

In Our Times

Now Dying is now truly lonely no loved ones by your side or at your wake In the crematorium a lone technician cries Out in the cemetery all stand six feet apart to your six feet under (yes, terrible puns are...

I should have girl who sings his infinite names.

An excerpt from the Tiruneṭuntāṇṭakam of Tirumaṅkai Āḻvār-2

English Articles

Openings – 3

It began like this. The senior members of the party, who had always insisted that the country’s law and order system can indeed  be used to create unrest, got together at a secret location. To the disappointment...

Four Poems by Jayanta Mahapatra

1 A Full -Moon Night Often a summer full-moon night has no story to tell of no match to strike in a gas-filled room or no villagers lined-up to be shot by militants, resembling a ridge of palms against an unreal sky...

On the Road (Again)

We have learned to live with the virus, to wear masks, to keep travel to a minimum. We have also learned to hope again. So here is On the Road (Again). We must catch up, survey the day’s lot and last night’s...

The Use of a Body

The rabbit, dead, watches the sky. It tucks its ears behind its legs. It’s fur tufts like a rocky edge. It is watching, wide eyed after the rain. Soon the father will come and dig a hole where the dead shrub left the...

Re-reading Kanyasulkam

As the lockdown set in, work went into the online mode. That was when I, like many others, began to learn about various platforms to use that have since become common. My students and I started looking for ones that...

Purple Hibiscus

Book: Purple Hibiscus Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie My Thoughts: With no loads of twists and turns but with the most honest and brutal way of writing, the story of this teenager gives an insight of how her father...