In the final days of his life, Ramayya was thinking of the events in his life. It felt like they had happened just yesterday or the day before. Exactly thirty years back, he had come to this town wearing a threadbare dhoti and a filthy shirt and searching for a way to fill his empty…… Continue reading The Truth about Desires by Balivada Kantha Rao
Month: August 2013
Balivada Kantha Rao by Nidadavolu Malathi
Balivada Kantha Rao, a conscientious writer, is a reputable writer from Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. He was born in Madapam in Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh on July 3, 1927. He was eight when the family moved to Visakhapatnam for his education. While he was in the eighth grade, Kantha Rao acted as the editor of…… Continue reading Balivada Kantha Rao by Nidadavolu Malathi
Wedding Garments by Ravuru Venkata Satyanarayana Rao.
Puttanna owned a hut with two center beams. He put up the two beams to provide a shade over their heads. Actually, the husband and wife had been the two beams for that hut. Puttanna and Sitamma were of the same height not only physically but also at heart. If you see them you would…… Continue reading Wedding Garments by Ravuru Venkata Satyanarayana Rao.
The Sculptor by Bommireddipalli Surya Rao
Gangayya woke up early in the morning, took bath, put on ash patches on his body, the kumkum dot on his forehead, picked the machete and stepped outside into the street. He was facing the only problem—must earn the day’s wages, and fill his stomach. There was nothing more he would ask for. But then,…… Continue reading The Sculptor by Bommireddipalli Surya Rao
Dr. Utukuri Lakshmikantamma by Nidadavolu Malathi.
Kalaprapoorna Dr. Utukuri Lakshmikantamma, (1917-1996) was a rare combination of several talents from reciting poetry extempore in Sanskrit and Telugu to martial arts such as fencing, stick fighting and horse riding. Lakshmikantamma was born on December 21, 1917, in a sophisticated family of scholars and social activists. Her father Nalam Krishna Rao was a reputable…… Continue reading Dr. Utukuri Lakshmikantamma by Nidadavolu Malathi.