It was a great day for Kunti[i]. He earned a bagful of rice; that is almost two pounds. For him, it is a special holiday; the bag, filled with two pounds of rice, was hanging heavily from his shoulder and rubbing against his thigh. His face glowed with content. He would not have to worry…… Continue reading Choices by Chaganti Somayajulu (Chaso)
Month: April 2013
Moments before boarding the plane by Sripada Subrahmanya Sastry
“Venkaya!” Mallamma stood up and took two steps toward Chelikani Venkaya. Venkaya walked in slowly, feeling crushed by the weight of his task. Mallamma was waiting for him. She was fully aware of his mission. “Yes, thalli?” “What is the verdict?” “Here is the dagger.” He quickly pulled the daggar from the sheath and held…… Continue reading Moments before boarding the plane by Sripada Subrahmanya Sastry
Author Crossing the Gender Barrier by Nidadavolu Malathi
In October 2002, I interviewed one of our renowned female writers, Turaga Janakirani. During the interview, Janakirani made an interesting comment: Men cannot write like women. I understood her statement as saying men cannot write fiction with a female protagonist as narrator. I must admit I was haunted by the question ever since—whether a writer…… Continue reading Author Crossing the Gender Barrier by Nidadavolu Malathi
Under the Glowing Moonlight by Dr. Poranki Dakshina Murthy
Suddenly, from out of nowhere, people started pouring into our town; not just a few small crowds, but a multitude of them. Our shelter was flooded with folks day in and day out. Some had no room anywhere and they started cooking on the front porches of some of the houses. A few others set…… Continue reading Under the Glowing Moonlight by Dr. Poranki Dakshina Murthy
Some Reflections on Telugu short story by Dr. Poranki Dakshina Murthy
Every speech community in the world has its stories to tell us. Every story lives as long as a live interest prompts the narrators to tell and the narratees to listen—kathanotsaaham o [the interest to tell] on one side and sravanotsaaham [the interest to listen] on the other side. As the time went on, script…… Continue reading Some Reflections on Telugu short story by Dr. Poranki Dakshina Murthy
The First signs of Women’s identity by Kalpana Rentala.
History will not speak about women. It will make women speak of it” –that is the history we are unaware of. Is there a better definition for the history of women than this? From the earliest times, historical documents have been unjust in recording women’s history, owing to the domination of men. The feminist movement…… Continue reading The First signs of Women’s identity by Kalpana Rentala.
A Piece of Ribbon by Beenadevi.
The evening was stretching sluggishly. The sun was tired and left in a hurry but the moon took his sweet time to show up. The breeze was singing softly. The tiny grass blades were waving their heads like esteemed artists. That was a huge mansion. The lawn surrounding the mansion was filled with several beautiful…… Continue reading A Piece of Ribbon by Beenadevi.
So ended the Story by Kodavatiganti Kutumba Rao
Gopalam is a well-known story writer. His stories have stuff. But not many seem to have noticed the fact. As for myself, I would read anything and just say “This is good and that is bad”. I am unable to explain why I like or dislike anything I read. I had tried to analyse as…… Continue reading So ended the Story by Kodavatiganti Kutumba Rao
Futile life by Kodavatiganti Kutumba Rao.
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.
Nonduality by Puranam Subrahmanya Sarma
Life is a necessary ingredient for story; meaning, a writer must possess a sense of discernment about life. We will know an author’s potential when we pose the question: Did he write the story with a thorough understanding of life or not? That is the easiest way to decide whether a story is functional or…… Continue reading Nonduality by Puranam Subrahmanya Sarma