I Pee Yell : Season 2

The writer meets one of the worst enemies of bathing in the wild in the travelogue, ‘In Trouble Again’ by Redmond O’Hanlon. What was your worst fear when you were a child bathing naked in a river or a pond teeming with fish? The moment I think about it my hands hurry down to cover my crotch. Some childhood habit we all share. We loved fish. But we wanted the nibbling, gnawing and chomping water bastards only in fish tanks … Continue reading

SOME LIKE IT POETIC

The writer goes back a long way to pick the first blushes of poetry in his life I began reading poetry from the eyes of my teacher. It happened two decades back, I was doing my degree at SN College, Kollam. You know, misfortunes sometimes come solo and this one came when I agreed at a thoughtless moment to the idea of sharing my room with my teacher. I cursed myself. Why did I accept him as a roommate in … Continue reading

Is Guinness Good for You?

The saga of the most famous beer in the World Ever been to Dublin, Ireland? No? It is a must-visit place if you have a pub crawler in you. Whichever way you turn you meet pubs, pubs and more pubs. No wonder, James Joyce, the country’s most celebrated writer once mused aloud whether there was any way to cross Dublin without passing a pub. People! They took his joke seriously and pored over the city map. The fever reached such … Continue reading

Freekick: SOME HATE HORLICKS FOR A REASON

Freekick is back I waited with bated breath in that half-lit room. Hamme, a hundred pairs of eyes are on me. My doctor-neighbour checks the pulse of the old man lying on the bed. I am fed up. Every time they feel that the old man has died – not responding to tickles, pinches, pins, staplers, the voice of Ranjini Haridas – they send for the doctor to confirm their wild imagination. The doctor takes me as his companion. From … Continue reading