Schools have Deep Memories

My friend, in a small but significant way, had lost her childhood with that one lapse that ruptured her life. It was ironical. To preserve her freedom as a child, she had to become an adult. And once she had...

These days…

The roads were empty, the fences of houses quiet with no rhythmic turning of the latch. An occasional cuckoo threw a chord into rustling leaves, like a painter a thick dab of colour on his canvas, Recklessly...

The Decree

Telugu: Kalipatnam Rama Rao “I am fed up. I can’t settle these silly quarrels,” said Sundara Ramayya’s wife tossing an object that almost weighed a kg in front of her husband. It landed in Sundara Ramayya’s...

KaaRaa, a passionate lover of short stories

Kalipatnam Ram Rao, who’s known as KaaRaa mastaru among Telugu literary lovers, was a man of a few words. He’d measure his words before he’d utter them. He always took conversations, be it with a young writer...

Badadidi

Badadidi, A novel in Bengali by Sarat Chandra Chatterjee, Telugu translation by B. Sivaramakrishna; Desi Prachuranalu; Congress Office Road, Vijayawada: Price (old edition) Rs 3.50 pages 88. Revisiting almost...

Reading about the Mrdangam Makers

I remember travelling 20/25 kms from one end of the city to the other to listen to Carnatic music recitals with Amma and Appagaru as a kid. The recitals or kacheris (as they were called) were not very frequent...

Search for Identity, Love and Honesty

TWO  MOTHERS is a book of 14 life stories written by noted journalist, film critic and director Khalid Mohamed first published in the year 2012.  Most of these stories are autobiographical and that creates an...

The Riptide

The man had placed a palm on the boy’s back protectively. The boy, soon to turn four, looked at his father perched on his folded arm. It was like sitting on a breathing bicycle rod. Slightly broader, perhaps...

Feelings of the Time!

You sleep alone, Vary of each breath you take, You look around to see hundreds, Like you, Alone and awake, Scared to fall asleep or stay awake, You are not alone, Encumbered by cries and woes, You want to be...

English Articles

Schools have Deep Memories

My friend, in a small but significant way, had lost her childhood with that one lapse that ruptured her life. It was ironical. To preserve her freedom as a child, she had to become an adult. And once she had lost that...

These days…

The roads were empty, the fences of houses quiet with no rhythmic turning of the latch. An occasional cuckoo threw a chord into rustling leaves, like a painter a thick dab of colour on his canvas, Recklessly. My...

The Decree

Telugu: Kalipatnam Rama Rao “I am fed up. I can’t settle these silly quarrels,” said Sundara Ramayya’s wife tossing an object that almost weighed a kg in front of her husband. It landed in Sundara Ramayya’s lap after...

Badadidi

Badadidi, A novel in Bengali by Sarat Chandra Chatterjee, Telugu translation by B. Sivaramakrishna; Desi Prachuranalu; Congress Office Road, Vijayawada: Price (old edition) Rs 3.50 pages 88. Revisiting almost any novel...

Reading about the Mrdangam Makers

I remember travelling 20/25 kms from one end of the city to the other to listen to Carnatic music recitals with Amma and Appagaru as a kid. The recitals or kacheris (as they were called) were not very frequent in...