Nanjangud Express

It’s Nanjangud Annu visits raves about as she usually does about old temples the older the monument the more the raving so long as they are well preserved like the famed pickles. I too visited this...

Beyond Gravity

My knowledge of numbers diminished on arrival in England, then the United States. At home in Ceylon I used to bathe in lakhs and crores. No number seemed too grand except for the infinite. But in the West I...

Once a Dilli, always a Dilli!

The Ring Road was certainly spooky at night, illuminated by yellow neon lights, the cold, sandy winds blowing in from the Yamuna against the darkened Red Fort, howling in the night.

Banjara Boys

Under merciless sun at a crowded corner where city streets crisscross four banjara boys beg and brawl. Alien tongue, lively limbs, almost naked, gilded with soot and dust, eyesore to the passers-by, like...

Wish of Fish

Cartoonist Ali Dorani fled Iran at the age of 21 before being trapped in Australia’s controversial Manus Island detention camp for four years. Things changed after his artwork was posted online. This is...

Naina Dey’s Poems

Friend When I saw us down a street of shadows hand in hand I made my own story With you I can make stories by dozens Of lost loves violets and pomegranates and unsung poems With you I can float my paperboat of...

A Story Beyond a Soft Romance!

Fiction writing in Telugu started in the later part of 19th century with Rajasekhara Charitamu by  Kandukuri Veeresalingam, a well-known social reformer of the day. Short-story writing gathered momentum in the...

Medha Sreeya’s Three Poems

Hide and seek I don’t hate the game though, of course, I don’t. I remember exploring new places where no one could find me, Running out of new places to hide. I recollect this weird fear in me of...

English Articles

Reign of Rain!

1 Sharp blades of freshly washed grass carry on them the still persisting water droplets… Tiny, tender green leaves sprout from the previously barren buds and the roads are all clean and washed… As though nature is...

Jai Bheem: A Paradigm Shift

In a pivotal scene in Sooriya’s Jai Bheem, the brash cop Perumalsamy (Prakash Raj) explains how and why he had to smash the fingers of a rogue youth to keep him off an innocent girl’s back. So stern in his...

Lopamudra Banerjee’s Three Poems

Mother (I) The smudged vermillion that trails along The zigzagged contours of the abdomen of ‘Home’. The heaving breaths, resuscitated in the folds and creases Of the unstarched red and white of a sari, the intrusions...

Conundrum

Conundrum

The leaves rustled as the moon shone upon the path and all of a sudden, the trees shook with rage, fruit squealed and fell, the rocks beneath started rumbling. Thunder struck my garden and I immediately ran into my...