AS welcome anyone with a sharp pen to contribute with stories from the streets, and with other apt tales, that could be relevant to our readers. The topics can anything from your experience with adopting an animal to your participation in mass-sterilisation of street animals.
You will find hours of reading archived in this section. The stories also contain historic photos that have great value in themselves. All stories are hosted in HTML format on our own webserver, so they are only a click away.
Story of a street dog. By Bhavani Sundaram (2021) Abstract: Moti, the street dog, explains the realities of living on the streets, the dreams and aspirations of your average street dog, and hints at how the humans could, with just a little effort, make a real difference for the many animals who are spending their lives on the streets.
Who is Cindy? By R. N. Uma Shankar (2014) Abstract: It all started with a leading Newspaper’s supplement page lying on my desk. It said: Adopt a Dog. Seeing that, my long intentions of having a pet grew even bigger. Also, the timing was perfect because we had recently moved into spacious house in Kavundampalayam. The area was free from traffic.
From Fluffy with love. By Lekshmi Nair (2012) Abstract: A line from a famous Malayalam song has been haunting me ever since I heard it for the first time when I was a little child: Like the night to the day, I bid you adieu (rathri.. pakalinodennapole yathra chodippu nhan). How does the night say goodbye to the day? I have wondered. Is it that the separation is inevitable, and so the parting note is one of helplessness? Or is it that there is hope, and that the separation is but transient, because tomorrow, again, they will meet?
Puppy's scar from within. By Pranavi Jay (2012) Abstract: It was a usual day for the people in my neighbourhood with each one of us busy running for our regular chores that never end. In the midst of such bombastic tantrum lies the bantam act of love. We never would have given a continuous stare for ten minutes at the bush near my place as it was full of thorns and a complete mess of shaggy waters.
Lara, the black pearl. By Ike (2010) Abstract: She came home in a Neuro Surgeon’s apron pocket on 9 November 2002. Dr. Uma Nambiar, the Onco-Neuro Surgeon at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, New Delhi, gifted her to us. Uma had already given her a name, Lara. We never asked Uma why she chose Lara.
Max, a miracle in my life. By Mini Vasudevan (2008) Abstract: It was April 9th 2008. Max was lying in my arms with his head slightly tilted towards the floor. His breathing seemed slightly calmer now that he was in a more comfortable position. He had been quite disturbed for sometime, was struggling for breath and certainly hurting somewhere. If only he could speak...
Just once more. By Lekshmi Nair (2008) Abstract: Rocky, my dog came to my life as a little pup of two months. As all pups go, he was sweet and cute. But as mums go, to me, he was the cutest! I can't think of anyone, not even my children, who belonged to me, or established their right over me, as Rocky did.