Freekick

Humour column at Yentha.com.

SWIMMING BLUES: Our Experiments in the pool

My dream: a) To float on the surface of a pond or a lake for minutes like a fallen leaf, like what my father used to do. Save for a nose and tummy protruding, everything else was submerged in the water as he floated and meditated on the clouds flitting by. 2) Shed the tyre around my belly. 3) Claim I am still young to learn swimming. Experiences before: Indebted to my students Vinod and Saji for my long experience … Continue reading

How I Became a Great Husband: Anniversary Special Freekick

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

“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

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