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. … Continue reading Games at Twilight

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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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading Tiger in the Menagerie

Veils, Halos and Shackles

One of my poems got anthologized in this book which is to be released in April, 2016 in Israel. Sharing my happiness here and thanking all of you for your encouragement.   Veils, Halos & Shackles International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women Editors: Charles Adès Fishman & Smita Sahay Kasva Press ISBN: … Continue reading Veils, Halos and Shackles