“Only Men Please”



“Only Men Please” is an anthology of 35 short stories written by 35 writers, and they are all men. The anthology is edited by Meenakshi Varma and published by Unisun Publications.

In her introduction, Meenakshi writes, ” The stories are extremely vivid and varied, perhaps because of the fact that the writers themselves come from varied backgrounds.with regard to occupation and nationality. I don’t know if it is a co-incidence, but in all the stories the protagonist is a male.”

I have enjoyed reading these stories and I am sure you will too. I must mention that on Page 215, you will find my contribution. A short story titled, “Route 32″ about a bus driver in Bangalore, which I hope you will enjoy.

Here’s a small extract: “Many did not recognize him but he recognized most of them. That Rama (these were names he gave them, he seldom know their real names) for example, had started as a village bumpkin. Today he was talking on the cell phone in a strange way. One passenger had called it an American accent. Not it mattered to Keshavamurthy.”

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