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History of Mural Art in Kerala

Mural art is paintings or any piece of artwork that is done directly onto permanent surfaces such as walls or ceilings. The...

Birthday Culture: Yayy or Nah?

I don’t know about you but if there is one thing that I no longer look forward to, it’s my birthday. I...

Raja Ravi Varma: The Father of Modern Indian Art

Hamsa Damayanti, Shakuntala, Jatayu Vadham - all these and many such scenes have a fixed image in the collective consciousness of all...

How Serials Like ‘Amma Ariyathe’ Reinforce Benevolent Sexism

One of Asianet's most popular serials, Amma Ariyathe is constantly among the top 5 shows on Malayalam TV's TRP charts. It is...

Mental Health Representations in Malayalam Cinema

Malayalam Cinema has always been candid about its representation of mental illness in its narrative. From the early 1990s till date, a...

Brands in Every Kerala Household: Part 2

Contrary to popular belief, this list extends beyond the average middle-class home. It encompasses memories that we have often associated with our...

Mocking Men For These Things Should Be Illegal

Men are supposed to be “tall, dark, and handsome”, so if you don’t fit that template, you’re sure to have encountered some...

Internalised Misogyny: Society’s Uncured Pandemic

There has always been a lot of discussion regarding how patriarchy undermines women. However, all women must have had an experience where...

The First People In Kerala: What Do We Know About Our Prehistoric Ancestors?

When did the history of human settlement in Kerala truly start? Who are the prehistoric ancestors of us Keralites?