What is your favorite Malayalam word/phrase? Why?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: I use a lot of Malayalam slang words and phrases in my daily banter… some of them are native to Ernakulam and Tripunithura, while some are picked up from my dad’s native place, Thrissur-Palakkad border, and thereabouts. Uvva! (ഉവ്വ ) This is like saying ‘Yeah right!’… intense sarcasm intended. Oh…

What is the most “not Asian thing” about you?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: South Asian here. Indian to be specific. Keralite to be even more specific. So we’re talking stereotypes here, eh? Ugh! How I hate that word! Anyway… I don’t do the ‘Indian headshake’ thing. Nope. Just doesn’t come to me. I don’t like rice. Yes, I have written in another answer…

What is the most disturbing irony in Game of Thrones?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: :: SPOILERS AHEAD :: Do not read any further if you have not watched the series completely. You’ve been warned. ¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤ Alright, let’s get to the answer then. For me, the most disturbing ironies in GoT were the way people died on the show. Somebody had cleverly compiled this on…

What are the names of a few forgotten brands in Kerala?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Maybe they still exist but they aren’t as popular today as they were while I was growing up. Okay, I’m getting all nostalgic now as memories of all those ads come flooding into my mind… Radhas Soap It was almost a ritual for any new-face movie actress to pose with…

What happens on TV all the time, but never happens in real life?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Ah! Rant time!! Waking up like a princess in the morning. When I see movie stars waking up with their make-up untouched and with their hair cascading luxuriously behind them, and with a divine smile on their face, I used to wonder if I’m the only one who wakes up…

What are some things that look easy but are difficult?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Telling people exactly what you feel. And I mean exactly what you feel. Even if you absolutely despise someone, you might have to behave civilly with them and even compliment them on that dress they’re wearing, even if you think they look like an ostrich in high heels. (No offence…

What is the most visually-stunning movie ever made?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: I guess it would come as no surprise if I were to nominate some of my most favorite movies ever in this answer. To set things straight, I’m a person who gives a LOT of importance to how something (and even someone, for that matter) is presented. I do appreciate…