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What Social Distancing Feels Like When You’re A Socially Distant Person Anyway

“Man, this pandemic is making us all crazy.” A friend of mine remarked as we caught up one evening and talked about...

The Plight Of An “Incomplete Malayali”

I fall under that category of people that most Malayalis love to hate. Whenever I reveal the fact that I am unable...

Do We Malayalis Have A Culture Of Shaming?

“Mole, thadivechalo!”  This is something I hear almost every time I meet my relatives. Why do Malayalis assume this...

7 Sarees You’ll Own in a Lifetime

The other day my 4-year-old asked me why I don’t dress more like her friend’s mom. Surprised and a little offended, I...

The Inevitable Allure of An Indian Train Journey

When was the last time you travelled on a train? I feel that trains are the quintessential Indian way...

Small Joys Of A Malayali Childhood

Do you know what the first sign of growing old is? No, it isn’t the grey hair or the wrinkles. It’s when...

10 Types of Ammayis We All Have

This article needed to be written. Because if you were to Google Malayali Ammayi or Mallu Aunty, the results that come up...

The Not-So-Simple Malayali Weddings

Back in the early ‘90s, my sister wore a pair of jeans to a wedding. Just a simple pair of black jeans...