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

Mahasweta: A Mother’s Revolution

Oka Talli; A novel in Bengali by Mahaswetha Devi, Telugu translation by Surampudi Sitaram, Hyderabad Book Trust, (1983, 1998); Pages 141; Price Rs. 18-00 Mahasweta Devi, one of the most prominent writers of 20th century...

Gurudutt: An Unfinished Story

  The International Suicide Prevention Day (September 10th)once again comes with a lot of unanswered questions and the gloom and sadness which many ignore to notice. Those who notice these questions are  not ready to...

Ideas Multiply

Ideas fly around Like birds, instinctual, migrating from lands beyond. They breed, nest and fly back, on papers and computer monitors. He was from another land, A young engineer finding his feet In the hotel industry...