Author: Anuradha Chelliah

CERPEN | Pulang Bersama Teman oleh Anuradha Chelliah

Dia tahu kalau dia pulang, ibunya akan bertanya, “Bila nak kahwin? Umur dah semakin meningkat. Ibu ada beberapa orang calon. Cubalah tengok dan bagi persetujuaan. Kalau kamu berkenaan dengan sesiapa, boleh juga kamu bagi tahu ibu atau ayah. Lagipun, ibu sudah tua. Bolehlah menantu ibu membantu ibu di dapur bila dia senang.” Kahwin, kahwin, kahwin. “Kamu bukannya muda lagi. Sudah ada pekerjaan yang baik. Kereta dan rumah juga sudah dimiliki. Gaji kamu juga sudah cukup untuk kamu mendirikan rumah tangga. Boleh cuba fikirkan untuk mencari teman hidup dan settle in life,” sambung ayahnya pula. Semua itu tidak menghiraukan dia....

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POETRY | The Child; The Seed by Anuradha Chelliah

A loving moment Two hearts united, A cell created, With love and affection. A seed, planted in the soil, Watered and nurtured, Nurtured and nurtured, Watched day by day. Love and care For the one and only In the womb Full of warmth and excitement. The first sprout jutted out, It was the happiest moment, The smile on the face, The sparkle in the eyes. The cry, The look, The touch, Are all miracles. It continued to bloom Beautiful red bud, One, two and three buds, The heart waited for it to blossom. The best instants The touch between...

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POETRY | You Are My Chutney by Anuradha Chelliah

You are my chutney Hot and spicy, tangy and mild, Best with thosai and idly Sweet and sour of life.   You are my rice I am your sambal We make the best nasi lemak Fiery and zesty in life.   You are my mutton curry Juicy and savoury Delicious with biryani Sharing the secrets of life.   You are my coffee I am your toast We make the best breakfast Bitter sweet of life.   You are my sun Shining brightly You shine when I’m down You cheer-up my life.   You are the twinkling stars In the...

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