Wedded to God

Wedded to God

 Radhamani quickened her steps. The sun was yet to rise, and planet Venus was still shining. In the silence of early morning, she could hear the rustle of her heavy Paata (woven silk) saree and could smell the scent of the gajra in her hair. With painted lips,...
Charulata Panigrahi | Contribution

Charulata Panigrahi | Contribution

Charulata Panigrahi, with her eloquent and poignant presence, makes the Inn a little more green and a little more charming place for the Artoons. Her sanguine and effervescent presence at ArtoonsInn is cherished every Wednesday through her articles on a plethora of...
The Invention

The Invention

Vishnu Acharya was my student. The fair and sturdy lad was the most brilliant child in the class. He was extremely brilliant in mathematics and physics. Until he was fully clear in any topic, he would ask the teachers question after question till he understood...
Decision

Decision

It was the seventies and India was changing for the better. A huge number of girls were getting into higher education. They were actively seeking a university degree, thanks to the feminist movement and the work of reformists. The practice of marrying girls off at...
Masterbabu

Masterbabu

“Ashu is on his way.”, Masterbabu went to each person in his neighborhood to declare his son’s expected arrival.  Antaryami Mohapatra was the headmaster of the Upper Primary school of village Balianta in Odisha. Everybody in the village addressed him...