Like most married couples, Mrs.B and I often think of having a family one-day. We indulge in that age-old conversation where we decide what attributes he or she should have. For instance, her complexion but the durability of my skin; my height and knees with her jaw and nose; my eyes with her Chinesey shape…and the list goes on.
With this in mind, we adopted the help of technology and morphed our images hoping that the end result could give us an idea of what we can expect. This is what we ended up with;
Simultaneously confused and amused we decided to get the opinion of a higher power in my mother. After laying her eyes on 'the combination', she raised her hands, clapped them together with her fingers wide spread and screamed ‘It’s a chaka! (Eunuch)’
Marriage Tip No. 51: Peering in to the future is seldom a good idea!
Welcome to our asexual marriage.
About the author:
Born in Africa, Chandru grew up between Nigeria, India and the UK. With a Masters in International Business from the University of Westminster, he moved to New York where he worked as a Business Development Manager for three years. In 2002, he returned to Nigeria where he currently resides and runs a trading company. Chandru has been writing for Beyond Sindh (www.beyondsindh.com) since 2004 and has published numerous articles in the quarterly publication. His story entitled ‘The Love Letter' won the Mirage Book short story contest and was published in an anthology titled Inner Voices in January 2009. His short story ‘Zero’ is scheduled to be published in the anthology Indian Voices towards the end of 2010.
In December 2009, Chandru’s first novel, ‘The Journey of Om’ was published in India by Cedar Books.
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