‘Bob Marley’ of the Pillayar Kovil road

‘Bob Marley’ of the Pillayar Kovil road

By Adarsh madhavanSometimes he sits just outside the Pillayar Kovil. All hunched up and done, actually, a bag of bones in rags but with matted locks that Bob Marley fans would envy.  He sits there only when he is totally dry and hasn’t had anything to eat at all.  And...
The common man fights his battles alone

The common man fights his battles alone

By Adarsh Madhavan Most of the Whatsapp groups to which I am involuntarily party to are dominated by the fervour over the US elections. Before the declaration, it was who will win, Biden or Trump or Trump or Biden and what have you. Maybe, by this time, a winner would...
“Just need a small help…”

“Just need a small help…”

“Hello, oru cheriyyyoruu sahayam venamayirunnu…” Just need a small help… he said in Malayalam, overstressing on the ‘small’. But, since I had already seen this short, thin man in padded-up shirts hesitatingly approach someone who went before me on the busy street near...
I think a strange spider is stalking me

I think a strange spider is stalking me

By Adarsh Madhavan A wiry but large spider (nearly the size of my palm) has been stalking me for days!I can’t bring myself to swat this arachnid, but like the other day when my mom woke up at half past one in the morning and called me to say that she wasn’t going to...
Sometimes you’ve got to go…

Sometimes you’ve got to go…

Sometimes, I just want to go… Call it extremity. Call it a crime. Call it by any name. But, that darkness exists. It is real. DIE THAN TAKE MY OWN LIFE I had claimed earlier: “I’d rather die than take my own life.” But later lips cracked when I uttered this double...