Twenty-five years ago Markandeyulu and I studied together. I knew him very well since then. He is intelligent and a good person at heart. In fact, he has nearly everything one needs in life. But he seems to lack something necessary for living happily. All his childhood, everyone gave him the same advice, “why don’t…… Continue reading Futile life by Kodavatiganti Kutumba Rao.
Category: Telugu Stories in English
He Is I by Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry.
The young man was aboard the train heading east. The train was moving slowly and gracefully like the Karnataka damsel of Srinatha.[i] The train left the depot the day before. It kept stopping at each and every station, hardly a few miles away from each other, and people were getting on and off. The young…… Continue reading He Is I by Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry.
Bilingual Kid by Nidadavolu Malathi.
I come from a country where anybody could speak two or three languages easily, even those who are considered illiterate for demographic purposes. They possess working knowledge of more than one language. When I first came to this country I resisted all the attempts of my well-meaning friends to teach me the perfect American accent…… Continue reading Bilingual Kid by Nidadavolu Malathi.
The Drama of Life by Madhurantakam Rajaram
“Aah! Aah! What a performance! What can I say, Swamy! The audience went into a trance as they listened to your narration!” Venkatadri Naidu, the village head, said. “Is that right? Is it that appealing?” Harinarayana Sarma Bhagavatar responded modestly. “You are making it sound very ordinary, sir. The truth is each word hit us…… Continue reading The Drama of Life by Madhurantakam Rajaram
Kamakshi’s story by Bhanumati Ramakrishna.
The name Kamakshi says it all; she is very beautiful. She has big eyes that capture anybody’s attention. Soon after she started working in our house, I noticed a marked difference in the behavior of our domestic help. Our cook, Muthu, the errand boy, Reddy, and the gardener, Nagappa are so taken by her beauty,…… Continue reading Kamakshi’s story by Bhanumati Ramakrishna.
Illusion by Rachakonda Viswanatha Sastry
Murthy received his law degree. He stood in front of the senior lawyer with humility. Then the senior lawyer gave him a valuable advice. He told Murthy to remember one important thing. He stressed that that was the only way to succeed in this world. The senior lawyer spoke somberly, “The English man said that…… Continue reading Illusion by Rachakonda Viswanatha Sastry
The Cottage Goddess by Kanuparti Varalakshmamma.
It was fourteen days since the kartika month began. The moon was waxing each day and his intensely chilling beams were making the whole world shiver. For the rich who were living in their exquisite mansions it was not a big problem. They would close all the windows and doors tight, put on wool clothes,…… Continue reading The Cottage Goddess by Kanuparti Varalakshmamma.
The Escaped Parrot by Achanta Saradadevi
Big chunks of clouds are scurrying around in the sky as if they are in a hurry. A small white fleck of cloud slithers one way and another baby cloud another way. Then the two chunks stop in the middle and merge in to one piece. In a split second, they break up and each…… Continue reading The Escaped Parrot by Achanta Saradadevi
The Color of Skin by Nidadavolu Malathi
It is Sunday. Neelaveni is bored. Color of skin—a play being shown in town, she recalls. “Let’s go to the play,” she says to her husband, Sundaram. He looks up. “Play? Um. That’d be nice. But I need to finish this paper and mail it tonight,” he says, nothing new. She decides to go alone.…… Continue reading The Color of Skin by Nidadavolu Malathi