from The Hindu June 8 2012
Malan Sirukadhaigal – Kavitha Publications, 8, Masilamani Street, T. Nagar, 24364243, 24322177 – Rs. 200.
This fairly substantial collection stands out for its variety in terms of subject and plot. Recession in America that forced a few Indians to take their lives, an Indian groom who followed his Pakistani bride to Islamabad and was murdered, modern education, unemployment, political tricks… practically everything is used as ammunition here. Stories published in different journals such as Kalki, Kanaiazhi, Saavi, Kalaimagal, Idhayam Paesugirathu and so on have been compiled. Oozing with sensitivity, they touch a chord for the simple reason that the characters are familiar, those we run into in the neighbourhood, at workplace, in a hospital and so on. Human nature in microcosm.