Marwan Razzaq

Why I No Longer Oppose Arranged Marriages

As teenagers, my friends and I were adamant advocates of love marriage. Almost every teacher, counselor, and parent warned us that marrying...

Why I Stopped Idolising Western Art

One of the first comments I ever got for a short story of mine came from a stranger who’d stumbled onto my...

How Spy Movies Can Help Us Tackle Mental Health

Do you remember when celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain killed himself almost two years ago? If your Facebook and Instagram feeds were anything...

A Pregnant Elephant And The Gangs Of Malappuram

I’d always dreamed of making a great movie. But by May 2020, I’d almost given up on my dream. It seemed impossible...

Calicut to Canada: The Songs of Klinsvin

“For tonight’s reporting assignment, we’ll be attending a show at the art gallery,” My professor announced. All ten students in the class...

How CAA Made Me Realise My Editor Wasn’t A Zombie

I started writing for PinkLungi in the last week of May 2019. Averaging an article a week, I’ve written 32 articles or...

Malayalis in Canada: Part-time Students, Full-time Breadwinners, Part 2

My white friend Jeffrey walked into the class, scowling as he spoke into the phone. “What the hell! You’re...

Malayalis in Canada: Part-time Students, Full-time Breadwinners

My friend Ramesh walked by with a dazed look, the KFC cap still on his head. It was 8 PM, and he...