I pray that in 2018, may you find the food better, the environment quieter, the cost much cheaper, and the pleasure more fulfilling than anything else…. May your hair, your teeth, your face-lift, your abs, and your stocks not fall; and may your blood pressure, your triglycerides, your cholesterol, your white blood count, and your … Continue reading A Personal New Year Message To You
I sometimes wonder whether dreams have a hidden purpose, and whether they are trying to tell us something. The prevailing theories are the Freudian theory that endorses hidden meanings to dream themes and subject matter, and the Hobsonian theory that relegates them to manifestations of disturbed brain functioning. While the Freudian theory advocates that dreams … Continue reading Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
Calling a Malayalee a 'Mallu' is analogous to calling a Gujarati a 'Gujju' or a Bengali a 'Bong' or a Tamilian a Madrasi. There is nothing derogatory about it per se. I, surely, do not mind being called one, but having said that Malayalee’s DO NOT like being called a Mallu. One of the reasons … Continue reading A Tweak For Mallu Giri
This morning, I decided to order breakfast from my usual take-away restaurant… Had a late night… and I thought, what the hell…why not? He politely asked me the route and I told him...”Just send it with Prashanth”…. He knows the place! The usual reply came from the other end…Sir, he has let for the Gulf … Continue reading Kerala and the Gulf Connection
Having being born in Kerala (in other words, a Mallu by birth)...it isn't surprising to note the level of political participation that exist in Kerala So, people assume that a mallu is either a commie (communist), congress supporter, or anti-hindu or anti-BJP... In fact, Keralites are nothing like that... I would also like to put … Continue reading Welcome to Kerala
It is sad…this fire-cracker ban…. I couldn’t remember a Diwali that I celebrated in School without fire-crackers. Much to the dismay of my family members, I am a self confessed fire-cracker freako! Besides, most of the Sivakasi Fireworks future owners (Sivakasi is the center of Fireworks, at least in South India) were our classmates, seniors … Continue reading Chettan And The Firecrackers
During my early days in Palakkad after returning from Sri Lanka, (around 1998)…and while recuperating from the Dengue fever after effects…. I had an eccentric, albeit very smart “veetu- jolikkari” that visited our house to do the house-chores, each morning. For those who do not know what that term is, it means an Ayah, Noukarani … Continue reading A Requiem for Roja’s Raja
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