A Tweak For Mallu Giri

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

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Kerala and the Gulf Connection

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

Chettan And The Firecrackers

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