Freekick Family

You are within the firing range of a typical malayalee family with the husband straining at the leash and the wife holding him back

A Note from a Callous Husband On His Wedding Anniversary

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The husband. The wife. Today is their 16th Wedding Anniversary. I admit that I have been been a cruel husband all my life, but for a reason. Call me ruthless! You are not going anywhere. Manu chetta, I must go home. When a woman is married off she must find her home with her husband. But I must see my parents. When a woman is married off she must find her parents in her husbands’. How can you be so … Continue reading

Just Saturdays babe

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Ever since the marriage, the husband has been in the sea with a sprawling net to capture even a maanathukanni(the smallest fish in Kerala) of a reason however deep it swims. To drink. To enjoy good times with his friends. His wife, he knows, is also out patrolling on the same waters like that Italian ship to tear into his weekend catch of excuses with protests, logic, promises, requests, threats, outbursts and of course tears.  The war lines are drawn. … Continue reading

War of the Worlds

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“Chetta, I am really lucky. I never thought I would get a man who doesn’t drink.” I turned back to see who she was talking to. Damn! To me indeed. “Yeah, er…yes, ok. I don’t like drinking,” I said. I had to, man. I desperately wanted her then. I smiled; on the nearby wall my shadow bawled aloud hitting his head on the concrete. This is the end, he warned the tippler in me between his screams… I married Divya … Continue reading