Nov 18, 2018

980. Anya is introduced to cricket


Anya rules the roost with the TV remote control at home. When I was a small boy, there was only one channel available on TV and that was Doordarshan. 

All of us had no other option and hence we all saw the channel all the time. No wonder I even watched the 7 PM "Vayalum Vaazhvum show".

Now, the remote control is always with Anya and she watches the cartoon channels on TV. Some cartoons are banned for her at home because I make certain rules at home. 

But I give her company and watch Masha & Bear, Dora, Peppa Pig, Andy & Pirky and Paw Patrol along with her.

Last week I asked her if she would allow me to watch cricket on TV. I love watching sports channels on TV and luckily for me, she agreed. 

So we both sat and watched the third One day International cricket match between India and West Indies. 

She got bored after sometime; but she went on scribbling some notes in her notebook.


By the time the match was over, she had also finished scribbling. This note will be a memory for both of us as it is her first match along with me. 

Her favorite cricketer is Mandhana because she likes women cricket and is not a fan of the men in blue.

-Chronicwriter

Nov 13, 2018

979. #MeToo

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She: What is your view on the #MeToo issue?

Me: It is a nice thing

She: What is a nice thing?

Me: That people are finally coming out

She: How can it be nice to you?

Me: I found it as a good change

She: How can the sufferings undergone by many be a nice and good thing to you?

Me: I don't think you understood what I was saying

She: YES! I GOT IT. I UNDERSTOOD WHAT YOU WERE THINKING. ALL YOU MEN ARE LIKE THAT

Me: :)

She: SEE. YOU ARE SMILING. YOU LIKE WOMEN TO GO THROUGH SUFFERING AND NOW YOU ARE SMILING AND MAKING FUN OF THEM WHEN THEY FINALLY COME OUT

After 15 minutes

She: Are you there?

Me: I am very much here

She: THEN WHY CAN'T YOU REPLY? DO YOU THINK YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH THIS BY BEING SILENT?

Me: Get away with what?

She: GET AWAY FROM PUTTING DOWN WOMEN AND MOCKING AT US WHEN WE ARE GOING THROUGH TOUGH TIMES

Me: Where did they even find you?

She: DON'T CHANGE THE TOPIC. YOU HAD THE NERVE TO MOCK AND MAKE FUN OF THE #METOO MOVEMENT and NOW YOU HAVE GOT THE AUDACITY TO EVEN INSULT ME. IT IS BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU, WOMEN ARE STRUGGLING AND SUFFERING IN THIS WORLD

Me: Oh Please. You are not making any sense at all and you are being a nuisance

She: I AM BLOCKING YOU. I AM ASHAMED TO CALL YOU MY FRIEND

Me: :)



-Chronicwriter

Nov 8, 2018

978. Undertaker - My favourite wrestler

I was a big fan of WWF (Now WWE). When I was a kid, I used to ace the game Trump cards. I knew every single detail of the wrestlers. Sid Justice was my favorite wrestler for a long time. 

When Undertaker made his entrance into the WWF scene, I was shocked to realise that there could be a wrestler who could actually be stronger than Sid Justice himself. 

Slowly I moved my loyalty towards Undertaker. There was a common rumour that he had 7 lives. Though I liked him, I was actually scared of him. Undertaker would make his entrance with his manager Paul Bearer who always carried an urn.



The urn had many stories attached to it. Eventually I started having bad dreams of the urn and hence I stopped drinking water from the sombu at home. 

To know what a Sombu means, click here [ link ]

When ever I entered the kitchen, I would look for the sombu near the kitchen sink; and when I saw it, I would run out of the kitchen screaming for my dear life.

This fear accompanied me even when I was in college. I would tell my friends that I would run away during my first night after wedding if my wife carried a milk sombu.

Then many wrestlers joined the WWE and left. Though I started liking many wrestlers like the Rock, Stone Cold, The HeartBreak Kid, Goldberg; my favorite was always Undertaker.

One Wrestler whom I hated a lot was the Boogeyman. He literally ate worms. I was eating maggi noodles when I first saw him on TV. I ended up puking which made me look like him.

Note: Sombu was banned at my wedding. But now I have started using the sombu

1) Who is your favourite wrestler?
2) Who is the wrestler you hate the most?

- Chronicwriter