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The Postman by Devarkonda Bala Gangadhar Tilak

The Postman . by D. Bala Gangadhar Tilak translated by Versakay …………x…………. My dear Subba Rav,o Not to be seen these days ? What?!You want me to write a lyric about ‘The Post Man.’ ? Are you joking? Our ancestors … Continue reading

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Wide eyes -3

…..with bated breath he jumps out towards the window and catches hold of a widow-rod and steadies himself…. v.n.3 It required some effort to smooch her from across the widow-rods.He desires to whisper something into her ears. But it can … Continue reading

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Wide eyes-2

V.N-2 It is now, the last third of the night, the third Jamu as they call it, the four hour span, from 2.00 a.m to 6 a.m. Even that is slowly creeping to a close. He is not yet fortunate … Continue reading

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Wide eyes.

Here is my attempt at translation, into English, of a few opening paragraphs of a famous Telugu novel ‘Visala Netralu’ (Wide Eyes ) of Pilaka Ganapati Sastry, which I read long decades ago, in the Telugu weekly ‘Andhra Patrika’ In … Continue reading

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Why bicker , bro. You live your life. And let him, his.

Here is somethingin Telugu, for such siblings that are at loggerheads with each other. I’ll try to translate it into English , a while, soon. నాకు నాదో విజ్ఞప్తి: భూమి తిరుగుతోంది, కాలం గడుస్తోంది. మనుషులు మారుతున్నారు, రోజుల్ని మారుస్తూ. సమాజంలో మార్పులు తెర్లుతున్నాయి, కడలిపై … Continue reading

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Hope eternal.

These dainty blossoms, bring back , those moments of bliss, that we shared.They are so very like those that you have tried to interest the-mundane-work-a-day-me in, when we were young. I especially cherish the one that you held in your … Continue reading

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It’s a carnival . It’s Holi in Ayodhya too.

Rama is sitting in the lotus posture in the assembly hall . His eyes are closed, he seems to be meditating. Sita, newly wed, approaches him stealthily , taking care that her anklets do not jingle. She has a golden … Continue reading

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