Marwan Razzaq

How Leaving Kerala Made Me Appreciate Kerala Food

When I was a kid, there were many days when I’d get home from school and ask my mother what was for...

How Would You React If Your Friend Was Dating A White Girl?

My best friend wanted to talk. I knew it was serious when he leaned forward and paused the movie we were watching....

How Do You Tell Your Parents “I Love You” In Malayalam?

It was the best chicken sandwich I’d had in recent memory. Roberta turned around in the passenger seat and...

No Country For Old Malayalis

The old lady with short-cropped white hair walked up to me as I was wiping one of the tables.

Are You Offended by the Word “Mallu”?

“Do you want tea or coffee?” My friend asked as the four of us moved along the queue in the café.

What “Sudani From Nigeria” Taught Me About WhatsApp Voice Notes

 Did you see “Sudani from Nigeria?” Did you, like most people, love it? I loved the movie. I loved...

A Malayali Guy’s Guide to “Friendzone”

Do you want to hear my love story? This happened several years ago, but I can still remember the...

Why Aren’t More Malayalis Learning Hindi?

"Where are you from in India?" "Kerala," I replied as I stirred the stew. "Oh," my...