Freekick

Humour column at Yentha.com.

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

All for chicken

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

War of the Worlds

“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