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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.

The Not-So-Simple Malayali Weddings

Back in the early ‘90s, my sister wore a pair of jeans to a wedding. Just a simple pair of black jeans...

Freakens Of Kerala

I grew up watching quite a few English movies, and so the term “freak” has always had a negative connotation in my...

Faraway Originals – Extraordinary Stories Of Ordinary People

It is said that the Mahabharata was written over a span of 200 years, between 100 BC and 100 AD. It was...

14 Things That Malayalis And Bengalis Have In Common

Ours is a country of vibrant cultures and diverse collectives of people. India is essentially a super nation where multiple ethnicities have...

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...

Are Children Safe In Kerala’s Buses?

I started going alone to school in 6th standard. I stayed 14 km away from school and travelled with a few friends...

Mamangam: The Teenager Who Nearly Killed The Samoothiri

By now, you would’ve seen Mamangam. We knew that the movie was going to be about the Mamangam festival (it's in the...