Freekick Awesome

About the awesome moments in our lives

Freekick: Pickled in a Bar

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A couple of hands shot up. Their faces were set, veins stiff, eyes burning with a brave glow. “Boys! Are you sure you want to take this challenge?” “Yes, sir.” They yelled –  with their chests thrust out, their muscles almost bursting to their seams – like those candidates gathered for military recruitment. The whole office building  shook. We had almost reached the end of the editorial meeting convened by Sabin Iqbal, editor of yentha.com when this idea sprang up … Continue reading

Detective Sherlock Remakant

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One morning Sukumaran was dismissed. Without any rhyme or reason. The ex-security guard was clueless when I met him at his home. “This is unfair, sir. I did my duty. All the principal wanted me to do was to stop the students who were suspended from the college at the gate and send them back. I obeyed him and see what I got in return! I ended up with both the students and the authorities hating me.” “Do you drink … Continue reading

Last tango on the road

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About the awesome moments in our lives… You are driving. With little foresight you had emptied pitchers and pitchers of water before the journey. Blame yourself. If water goes in, it must find a way out. See. It finds it out. You hear it trickling in and sloshing inside the check dam deep below. The alarm rings now. No problem. So long as there are roads, there are road sides too. You only have to switch off your environ-conscience for … Continue reading

All for chicken

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Sometimes all the money in the world cannot bring the simple things you wish for. I tried every other trick I had in my kitty. And learned that hitting a jackpot, marrying the girl of your heart, getting separated from the wrong one, building the dream home, going to the moon are all easier. Than this. First I thought it could be something wrong with me. So I started to work on my side. I held my plate with a … Continue reading