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Aashna Praveen

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Mostly seen pondering about things around me. Every person I meet, every object I see is a study specimen that I save in my mind log for later. I might end up making you famous, so think twice before you appear before me. *Insert tongue sticking out emoji*
Body shaming

The ‘Ayyo’ Shaming in a Malayali’s Dictionary

Remember the time when the word ‘Ayyo’ waddled its way into the dictionary. We even reacted to it by saying, "Ayyo dhey...
Arranged Marriage

How to Bake the Perfect ‘Arranged Kalyanam’

Disclaimer: The following Arranged Kalyanam recipe is a treasured ‘muthu’ from the Aunt M book of ‘tharavaadi’ recipes. Any resemblance to this...
Malayali's New Year

A Malayali’s New Year Experience is Worth Talking About

A Malayali's cultural new year is Vishu. But that doesn’t stop us from celebrating the first of January every year, does it?...
Christmas moments

Christmas Moments That Spark Joy Within Us

"Jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way.." oh track change! "Gabrielinte darshana saaphalyame.." Yeah! Now you're tuned to the Christmas vibe...
Malayali Childhood

Childhood Antics That Got Us Grounded

Childhood was probably the most colourful and carefree time in our lives. College days not so carefree, because we had our supply...
Corona Lockdown

Little Things We Gained Thanks To Corona

"Malayalikal illaatha naadilla!’" has a nephew -"Malayalikalkk cheyyaan pattaatha kaaryangal illa!" Let us gloat over this for a minute and when you...
Malayali Neighbourhood

What Every Malayali Neighbourhood Looks Like

One of the first things we look out for when we move to a new house or plan to build a house...
How Malayalis use newspapers

Life Of Newspapers In A Malayali Household

One of the most common imageries we have of a Malayali household is the ‘vistharich irunnulla pathrapaarayanam’. Everything is available at our...
Malayali household

Sensory Pleasures In A Malayali Household

Every Malayali household has a certain array of things that distinguishes it from households from other parts of the world. Things only...
sibling relationships

Sibling Relatables That Make For A Good Laugh

If there is one thing that can be annoying and exasperatingly cute at the same time, that has to be your sibling...