Chittoor (3)

Though he appears in a cameo in the book, Dr. Venkatesh is one of my favourite characters from Ranga Half-Pants. Dr. Venkatesh was a very task-oriented, disciplined man. Given he had one foot in medicine and the other in farming, there was a synesthetic overlap when he performed his duties as a doctor. When he…

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Raghava Reddy, a fictitious character, is an old farmer in Ranga Half-Pants. I sketched Reddy’s character based on all the farmers of Chittoor that I had encountered. They used to chase us out; whether we were swimming in their irrigation wells or stealing mangoes from their orchards. Before Ranga Half-Pants, Raghava Reddy appeared in one of my…

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This is the first of a series of posts where I try and get you acquainted with Chittoor, the town where Ranga Half-pants is set in. I only borrowed settings from the town. I took the creative liberty of changing names of places. Only a few characters from Ranga Half-Pants are inspired by people I…

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