Author: Nidadavolu Malathi

Chataka Birds part 7

Chataka Bird

7 Bhanumurthy came to the bus stand with Chitti to receive Geetha. Geetha was elated to see Babayi and Chitti. Chitti wound around her legs, “Akka!” She patted him on the shoulder lovingly, and introduced Jagadeesh to them. At that…

Chataka Birds part 6

6 The election fever took over the entire atmosphere at the college and spread even to the students’ homes. Geetha learned quite a few things not only from Syam’s lectures but also from other students on campus. Especially, things about…

Lakshmi Puja Day by Bhandaru Acchamamba

(Translator’s note: The Telugu original, dhanatrayodasi, by Bhandaru Acchamamba(1874-1905) has been published, originally, in Hindusundari monthly, November 1902. Reprinted on www.bhumika.org in 2006. My translation has been published in 2009 on this site, and included in the anthology, Penscape, An…

Chataka Birds part 4

4 “So, what is new, Anna[1]Anna – Older brother. garu?” Kamakshi asked. “Like I said, my eldest son is getting married on June 25th. You all should come to the wedding.” “Nice. Who is the girl?” “She is from Tadiparti…

Evolving Values by J.P. Sarma

(The unpublished Telugu original, Ammamma Uttaram, translated by Dr. Suguna Kannan.) Grandmother’s Letter: Dear Chiranjeevi Lakshmi Sowbhagyavathi(1) Kamakshi, This is your grandmother Narasamma writing to you… We do speak every day over the phone, but there are some things one…

Chataka Birds part 3

3 Two days back, Radha called her to inquire how she was doing. Geetha said she was doing well softly, sounding lifeless. Radha understood her predicament; she knew it only too well. Almost all Telugu women went through that downtime…