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Manoj Nair
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“I want you to finish your homework by the time I am back from my walk,” said Pankajakshan, “I send you to a good school. You have good teachers. Yet look at your marks! You have barely made passing grades in three subjects.” Deepu, Pankajakshan’ s son…
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Age and Wisdom a short story

“Is your grandfather sleeping?” said Krishnan to the boy who opened the door. He was standing outside his friend Raman’s house. “My grandfather died ten years ago” said the boy. “Died…Don’t you live here?” said Krishnan “No! I live in the house across the…
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The Theory of Nirvana a short story

The municipal park in Neyyarinkara was frequented by young and old alike. A man dressed in saffron robes sat under a banyan tree in a corner of the park. He arranged the pleats of his robe and closed his eyes and began to meditate. For a few minutes his…
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The life of a Statue a short story

The beggar jumped over the low wall of the park. There was no need to jump.  The wall was hardly two feet tall and was crumbling in places. He looked around. The streets were empty. The villagers in Neyyarinkara went to sleep by nine. The hands of the big…
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Rags and Riches a short story

The sleepy village of Neyyarinkara was shaken out of its stupor as the bogies of the Kanyakumari Express came to a grinding halt. Very few trains stopped at the station. The station was the pride and joy of Kalidasan Rajendran its Station Master.  He had…
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The Perfect Couple a short story

Neyyarinkara was a small village with none of the trappings of the big cities. The arrival of Lata and her husband Suvarnan changed all that. Suvarnan came to the village after his appointment as the Manager of the State Bank’s local branch. He was an…
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The Doctor Is In - a short story

In Neyyarinkara, people did not usually fall ill. If they did fall sick, they went to the village vaidyan. The vaidyan is an ayurvedic practitioner. Govindan was the village vaidyan in Neyyarinkara. He was in his eighties. Traditionally Ayurvedic vaidyan’…
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The Dream House a short story

Chandran was happy. He was still in his thirties and had achieved what most people required a life time to do. He was the owner of a house. It had not been an easy buy. He took a loan plus the down payment had cleared his bank savings. Savitri his wife…
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“Kurup saar!  You have to go home now. I need to lock the temple gates,” said Madhavan. Madhavan was the guard at the Neyyarinkara Krishna Temple. He was the only guard and he was in a hurry to go home. Madhavan’s duties started at four in the morning…
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