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

Nun’s Tale

A candle praying alone in the dark Water mislead down a tiny whirlpool A chunk of ice in saltless tears Melts in my forehead, flows down my cheeks This is my world, my heaven, my hell Uninvited night lingers behind me An unknown ocean swims before me Hungry and cold, I munch on my rosary… Read More Nun’s Tale

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many… Read More 2014 in review