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The old Freekick on various things

Sacred Stones from Ramayana: II

(Continued from Part I) We gulped. The sacred stones appeared and disappeared every time Rohit spun around. Now we realized why the girls screamed. They had witnessed the blood-curdling spectacle of the sacred stones coming off from the river, soaring into heights  dripping water, when Rohit leaped onto his feet. The stones were still on his back, no… the dark stones they saw were his back, his bums. His trousers had somehow ripped apart and all his background assets were … Continue reading

Scenes from a renovation site: Part 1

The Renovation My mother, wife and daughter watched me with admiration. I gave the detailed estimate back to the engineer after making necessary corrections. I knew where to cut, how to save a penny. It was after all a small facelift to my 35-year-old house. All I wanted was to slap on a library at the top, pull out a room into a hall, a touch there, a brush stroke here. No need to spend big money on that. “But … Continue reading

Scenes from a renovation site: Part 2

(Continued from Scenes from a Renovation site: Part 1) Solving a staircase issue “Dumb idea, Divya,” I brushed Divya’s suggestion away with a single toss of my head. “But, Manu chetta…” “Enough. You don’t know anything about house renovation. But I know. Don’t try to pull me around with your stupid suggestions, I am the man of the house, understand?” I reminded my wife rather harshly. This woman had the cheek to ask: “Manu chetta, why can’t we get the … Continue reading

Freekick: SOME HATE HORLICKS FOR A REASON

Freekick is back I waited with bated breath in that half-lit room. Hamme, a hundred pairs of eyes are on me. My doctor-neighbour checks the pulse of the old man lying on the bed. I am fed up. Every time they feel that the old man has died – not responding to tickles, pinches, pins, staplers, the voice of Ranjini Haridas – they send for the doctor to confirm their wild imagination. The doctor takes me as his companion. From … Continue reading