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Muthassikadha: There’s More To Them Than You Think

Appu (or some other cliché name for a Malayali kid) runs into his grandparent's room and finds a zone of comfort between...

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...

Breaking The Silence On CyberViolence

The world has moved on to a new age of technology, a new decade and new possibilities. Along with the world, we...

Words That We Borrowed From Arabic

Kerala was an important destination along the spice trade route and hence, we've had a long-standing relationship with the people of the...

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...

10 Things That Idukkikaar Say

While Idukki is tucked away from the serene backwaters and coconut plantations, it is one of the most scenic and beautiful hill...

9 Things That Alappuzhakaar Say

Alappuzha, the official mascot for Kerala tourism, is famous for its backwaters. Its beauty is said to have made the then Viceroy...

20 Words That We Borrowed From The Portuguese

The Portuguese were the first modern Europeans to find their way to India and went on to become a major colonial ruling...

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...