Monthly Archives: September 2012

Freekick: A Dozen Tips to Stay Macho

You are married; you want to stay macho well into it, the way you were as friends and family know you all those years. But how? The writer gives you a dozen tips to keep your tough image intact. 1) To begin a day on a fine note, tell her what you want for breakfast: “I like to have poori, masala, and if it doesn’t bother you…and er…ehm…I want a bit of white chutney too. What do you say?” She … Continue reading

A journey like a dream

The writer explores more of Palakkad. He is on his way to Silent Valley,… he takes a deviation on the way. I don’t exactly remember who suggested to me this route: Mannarkadu-Agali- Anakkati-Coimbatore route. But all the while I was driving, I was thanking him profusely. The roads were all bathed in thick white mist. I drove very slowly down through the unexplored villages and strange places which would be etched in mind for a very long time. It … Continue reading

Guesthouse: Agent Four-double O-one

Praseetha Asokan, a writer and student of psychology knows what mental games to play to  survive the most challenging times.  She only has to turn back to her childhood to pick a costume she left there long back.  I’m a first born child.  The big sister of the family.  So, as an essential tactic for the survival of my kind, establishing my unquestionable authority before the young ones reach any sense was a main priority on my agenda. As simple … Continue reading

The Many faces of Seetharkundu

The writer is split into two places at the same time – the one which unfurls before his eyes now, and the one he saw ten years back. This is Seetharkundu, 8 kms away from Nelliyampathy, 52 kms away from Pallakkad, where it is believed that Seetha Devi and Lord Rama spent a long time during Threta Yuga. No visit to Nelliyampathy is complete without this mountain top view from Seetharkundu. I was last here ten years before with my … Continue reading