Month: November 2013

Headmaster by Palagummi Padmaraju

 “Headmaster expired”. Captain Rao read the telegram. He stood still for a while, preoccupied. His wife looked at him with knitted eyebrows. She bent forward to read the telegram in his hand. “Who is this headmaster?” “Our headmaster.” She shrugged,…

The Small Wheel

By Nidadavolu Malathi. “The deeyivoo (District Educational Officer) saar is coming.” The school peon Venkanna usually arrives at the headmaster’s house at six in the morning. That day he woke up at midnight and started getting ready because the “deeyivoo…