June 1, 2023


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Short Story: Ready, Steady…Oh! by Hariharan K

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In this short story, Hariharan captures a funny moment from our daily lives and challenges our perspective to look at things.

A constant buzz of cars and buses interjected periodically with sirens from perambulating ambulances choked in traffic, soot-covered clothes suffocating helplessly from the balcony, dust-laden chrysanthemums in the thin patch of soil baptized as garden and concrete floor circumscribing our building to accommodate the overcrowded SUVs; the picture is not unique to our apartment in an urban environment. Yet the annoyance is amplified by Chennai’s humidity and the canal beneath that serve as the world’s largest breeding ground for notorious mosquitoes.  

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