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The old Freekick on various things

Why I Never Became a Poet After My Father

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Why don’t you write poems, sir? You write well. Whenever people ask me, I clear my throat, look away and pipe the easy answer: I have good friends as poets – Sabin Iqbal, Arun Prasad, Ajayaghosh sir, Babitha Justin, Meera Nair etc. Can’t write a line without cadging a few fans off them. I don’t like to spoil relationships, you know eh? “So you never wrote poems in your life?” My student asks. “Are you Pradeep? You come from him?” I … Continue reading

How I Became a Great Husband: Anniversary Special Freekick

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Do taller girls dominate? Are they the ones who call the shots in a family? What happens to a man who happens to be a shortie? I don’t know. But we teenagers of the 90s thought it death. So three times, when I was 8, 12 and 15, I had to call myself back from proposing to my girl at the last minute, as I found to my horror that, I was still growing, and she fully grown, unfurled, expressed. And … Continue reading

The Secret Only My Wife Doesn’t Know

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“Uru?” I literally jumped hearing the rumble in the air and caught the poet in the dusky light standing with his raised finger. I cowered in fear. ***   ***    ***    **** Time: Long long ago, perhaps in the hoary past thanks to my failing memory, a few people worked almost like brave warriors in the media field. Our Mission: To launch an International magazine from Kurup lane, near Ambalamukku. The leader: Sabin, my bosom friend. We had to bring out the first edition of our magazine. … Continue reading

Thank you mom for not sending me for MBA

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A smart, handsome teacher, Saritha mam is a wizard in solving problems in my college. Everyone loves her, respects her, makes way for her intelligence. The moment an issue pops up, her colleagues as well as students gather around her for advice. That’s routine. Call it Management skill. Though not an MBA graduate, she got it by birth, I could tell. Some people are just like that, they get born with the right faculty. Look at me, I was not. So … Continue reading