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HERE I AM and other stories-4 City of Spells and City of Charms (Part-2)

HERE I AM and other stories 4. City of Spells and City of Charms (Part-2) Telugu Original: P.Sathyavathi English Translation: Lakshmi Gudipati One morning, Anasuya was resting on her bed by the window with her daughter’s childhood slate on her chest and her eyes half-closed. Her husband was about to step out to go to […]

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HERE I AM and other stories-4 City of Spells and City of Charms (Part-1)

HERE I AM and other stories 4. City of Spells and City of Charms (Part-1) Telugu Original: P.Sathyavathi English Translation: Lakshmi Gudipati I seek to uncover treasured sculptures among ancient ruins. I enrich the soil around the once mighty, hacked remains of trees, hoping desperately for new saplings to sprout from the roots. My daughter […]

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HERE I AM and other stories-3 A Prince and a Princess

HERE I AM and other stories 3. A Prince and a Princess Telugu Original: P.Sathyavathi English Translation: C.L.L. Jayaprada Vasantha laughed loudly, chatting with Aruna who was in the USA, the song from the music system at her side virtually shaking the earth. Vasundhara came into the room, yelling, ‘I’ve been calling you for the […]

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HERE I AM and other stories-2 Damayanti’s Daughter (Part-2)

HERE I AM and other stories 2. Damayanti’s Daughter (Part-2) Telugu Original: P.Sathyavathi English Translation: Sashi Kumar Anuradha ma’am was reading aloud ‘The Forsaken Merman’ written by Mathew Arnold: Call once yet In a voice that she will know: ‘Margaret! Margaret!’ (Call once more) to a mother’s ear; Children’s voices should be dear Children’s voices, […]

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HERE I AM and other stories-1 The Thieving Cat

HERE I AM and other stories 1. The Thieving Cat Telugu Original: P.Sathyavathi English Translation: Sashi Kumar Keen to reach home before the scheduled power cut, Seetaratnam took a shared auto to her bus stop. She got down from the bus and hurried to her house all out of breath. Her spirits lifted on seeing her […]

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ఇట్లు మీ స్వర్ణ (కథ)

ఇట్లు మీ స్వర్ణ -పి సత్యవతి పొద్దున్న లేచి, పాలు తెచ్చి, టీ కాచి మంచినీళ్ళు పట్టి తెచ్చి, ఇల్లూడ్చి  వంటింటి పనులు  అందుకుని తమ్ముడుకి తనకీ  బాక్సులు కట్టి షాపుకి తయారైంది స్వర్ణ. , ఎర్ర చుడీ, దానిమీదకి రంరంగుల పువ్వుల కుర్తీ ,పలచని ఎర్ర చున్నీ, వేసుకుంటే జడ లేకపోతె ‘పోనీ’ కట్టుకోవాలి  కానీ జుట్టు వదిలెయ్య కూడదు ‘పోనీ’ కోసం కాస్త జుట్టు కత్తిరించుకుంటానంటే అమ్మ చంపేస్తుంది.చచ్చి నట్టు చిక్కులు తీసుకుని జడ […]

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