eswarann has written 171 posts for A Ra News

After the hunt

Let us walk fast!  Let us walk fast Down the valley way, Let us walk fast. Cherries and berries, we have picked Our todos’ we have ticked Time for a good meal After all, the forest have given us a deal The sky is darkening by the hour It may at any time shower Shaman … Continue reading

Tulika goes to office…

Monday morning. A new week, great sunshine outside. Tulika was upset. Weekdays, especially Mondays always made her depressed. The weekend gave her a sense of freedom. She did not have to wear that dress. What an awful dress! However, she had no choice. The bad elements outside her house and all the way to her … Continue reading

Adult ⇔ Child

Sreelakshmi married Gopikannan. A very god fearing and an active couple, they were. Lo and behold, they gave birth to a bonny child after 13 and three-fourth score days after they tied the sacred knot. They decided to call her Saraswati. After all Lakshmi was already in the house, they reasoned. Saraswati grew up to … Continue reading

சும்மா JLT यूँ ही

My ardhangini went to learn swimming….. and the rest as they say is her story http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/open-page/some-experiments-with-swimming/article23863935.ece        

Nonsense – 4

My fourth installment of Nonsense. The other three are here, here and here. This story is all about another friend of mine who wanted to be a chef, but turned out that he excelled at something else altogether different. Ranbir wanted to be a chef. He did everything to be one. He used to watch … Continue reading


The days leading up to the New Year was always an exciting one. Not necessarily because of the holidays or the possibility of some drinking in prospect. It was the need to look up the day of the week of my birthday or the beginning of the summer holidays. Frantic looking up the school calendar … Continue reading

Levity @ 47.601147, 25.866496

It was my longstanding wish to eat authentic Bengali food. The only way I could was to travel to the Kolkata and its suburbs. A good 18 hours of air travel, one-way, and poorer by € 1000. I had read about popular chefs who had made their mark in the arena of Bengali Cuisine. Chef … Continue reading

Uma gets her freedom

He was at it again. Practising his heart out. ‘kumaaraa sukumaaraa’. I was trying my best to get my head wrapped around the central idea of this story. I tried becoming oblivious to my surroundings. It was sure a tough ask. Why Uma wanted her freedom? Why did she behave the way she did? Was … Continue reading

Green Mathematics

Going green is a becoming mantra among individuals and the corporate. This has given rise to initiatives such as minimalist living and in the extreme living off the grid. In of those moments where there are many things to do and yet feel bored, I hit upon this ideas of defining a recyclability index for … Continue reading


There are bats and there are bats Dingbats and bullbats Wombats and numbats Wow so many! While the acrobat flies and reads the pdfs The wombat, numbat and the bullbat do have effs With their spouses In their respective houses While bullbat is a bat Different is the numbat and wombat They are the proverbial … Continue reading

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