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A Fragmentary end

People come shopping to this house even before sunrise: adults, adolescents, below thirty years, above thirty, nearing forty, above forty even. One of them would come and push open the door for us. The money arrived before we could open…

Lanka Lakshmi

The story so far The prologue introduces Lanka Lakshmi in conversation with Hanuman who has entered Lanka, bent on destroying it. Lanka Lakshmi was destined to stay as a guard to Lanka in the form of a rakshasi on account…

The Fishmonger

Full of hope, Kalyani picked up the small net with a long bamboo pole. But even before opening it she was disappointed. There was no fish in it. She shook the net well praying for at least some small fish…

Shantha

Shantha, There you are, After a bath, wearing wet clothes, Removing the knots from your hair And combing it back with A middle parting, Slowly moving the hands wearing bangles, indifferently applying kohl to your eyes, Putting a black mark…

The Dilemma

  The bleeding heart — it scares us all. That cry for help could have been my own! The very thought sends a chill up the spine. Perhaps, the pain of these tender, unguarded moments binds us all. Ashok was…

Brainless Women

‘Brainless Women’ is considered the first Malayalam short story that got published in a woman’s name. No other information is available on its author, M. Saraswathi Bai. The story was first published in April 1911, in Bhashaposhini, Book XV, Volume…

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