Games at Twilight

Anita Desai Sreekumar K                                                                                                              Facilitator,  L’ecole Chempaka International,  Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India Games at Twilight by Anita Desai describes a simple ordinary evening game in the life of some boys and makes it into a metaphor of life. However, the story does not stoop down to the level of a moral lesson or philosophic discourse.… Read More Games at Twilight

Ming’s Biggest Prey

    Patricia Highsmith Sreekumar K                                                                                                              Facilitator,  L’ecole Chempaka International,  Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India Ming’s Biggest Prey by Patricia Highsmith is a story of relationships across species and genders. The story reads like thriller but it has deeper connotations too. The writer creates a special kind of atmosphere like those seen in Film Noir to enhance… Read More Ming’s Biggest Prey

Tiger in the Menagerie

  Emma Jones Sreekumar K                                                                                                                   Facilitator, L’ecole Chempaka International, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India Tiger in the Menagerie by Emma Jones is more like a collage of images than a poem. It catches in very few words the ferocious nature of a Tiger enclosed in a small and oppressive place. There is also a fine play of… Read More Tiger in the Menagerie