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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...

Liminal Spaces In Malayalam Cinema

Allow yourself to imagine a dimly lit hallway in a hotel, there is deafening silence and nothing else. You are the only...

Things That Malayalis Love About Oman

On the tip of the Middle East is a small country called Oman, where Indian expatriates constitute about 11% of the total...

Kudumbavilakku: A Review of Malayalam Television’s Most Popular Serial

TV serials in Kerala follow the tradition of Western soap operas. One of the first soap operas to be telecast, All My...

Should We Let Social Media Influencers Into ICU Wards?

News about the impending COVID-19 pandemic is everywhere. Over the weekend many of us swiped through Instagram posts with increasing alarm, monitored...

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...

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“One-Time Watch” Is A Pointless Phrase

You’ll find the three words in countless reviews of Malayalam and Hindi movies, but almost never in Western media. So what exactly...

Stereotypical Portrayal of Female Characters in Malayalam Serials

INT. A MALAYALI HOUSEHOLD - EVENING (7.30 PM) A middle-aged woman cautiously watches the television, which pumps heavy sentimental...

How To Build A ‘College Life’ While Studying In A Remote Location

College life is often associated with cities—instant lunches after tiring forenoon lectures and the clubbing that starts on Friday and lasts until...

Superstitions And The Logic Behind Them 

In India, along with kudumba mahima, superstitions get passed down from generation to generation. We might consider ourselves rational, but we often...

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How To Get Married if your Partner has COVID? Wear a PPE Kit!

COVID has taught us that weddings need not always be Big and Fat. And perhaps, it has been a boon to many...

This Beedi Worker in Kerala Contributed 2 Lakh to the CMDRF for Free COVID Vaccines

With only 850 Rupees left in his bank account, this beedi worker, who goes by the name Janardhanan, contributed two lakh to...

Why Agasthyarkoodam Should Be On Every Trekker’s Bucket List

Have you ever wanted to meet the guy credited with the development of Tamil? If yes, take a hike to Agasthyarkoodam, a...

Ways To Prevent Transgenerational Trauma From Affecting Your Child

Transgenerational trauma refers to the trauma that gets passed on from one generation to the next. It states the idea that traumatic...

Why Are Ghosts in Malayalam Horror Movies ‘Wronged Women’?

If I were to ask you to imagine a ghost, the most typical image would be that of a white-saree clad, long,...

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...

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Male Gaze Explained Through Malayalam Cinema

Have you ever watched a movie and thought, what purpose does the woman character serve? In 1975, Laura Mulvey did, and she...

Times When Mohanlal And Mammootty Movies Released During The Same Time

Every industry has its superstars, like Mohanlal and Mammootty. But to see superstar rivalries for more than three decades is rare because,...

Stereotypical Portrayal of Female Characters in Malayalam Serials

INT. A MALAYALI HOUSEHOLD - EVENING (7.30 PM) A middle-aged woman cautiously watches the television, which pumps heavy sentimental...

Foreshadowing in Malayalam Movies

Have you ever had an "I told ya!" instance while watching a movie, either just by instinct or through the subtle hints...

What Makes Mukundan Unni A ‘(Slightly) Likeable’ Anti-Hero?

For me, 2022 was the 'year of the anti-hero', for primarily two reasons: One, the release of Taylor Swift's impeccable eponymous single...

Best Malayalam Films Of 2022

2022 was quite an eventful year for Malayalam cinema. While many filmmakers were worried about the commercial viability of their films amidst...

Seven Words That’ll Break Your Social Media Habits

Like most of you, I’ve been increasingly struggling to control my social media usage and habits. Our shared problem manifests individually in...