What are some of the most underrated movies in Malayalam cinema?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: I guess we could write a little book on this topic. Every year, Malayalam cinema churns out some amazing movies that deserve to at least get noticed more for its amazing story or cinematography or dialogues. But sadly, most of them have to be content with getting accolades from the…

What is your favorite food from the US?

My answer to What is your favorite food from the US? Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Thank you so very much for the A2A 😀 Oh I could write a book on this 😛 So where to we start? *rubs hands in glee* Pancakes with syrup is number one! Ohh boy! I love those! It…

What do you hate most about being a girl?

My answer to What do you hate most about being a girl? Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: For the record, I love being a woman. I like to doll up and wear pretty dresses and everything that comes with it. If at all I do feel restricted about being a woman is when it comes…

What do you see when you think of rain?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: When I think of rain, my heart and soul first soar up high in an imaginary sky…whizzing among rain clouds like Aladdin on his magic carpet. I see me going on a slow long drive…alone, of course. I don’t like it when people talk incessantly about unimportant worldly matters when…

What is your passion?

Everybody is speaking about how one has to find his or her passion. It’s so intangible! What is your passion or your drive and how did you discover it? Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: PERFECTION. Perfection is my single and most potent passion in life. I have always had this gnawing desire inside me to…

What are some of the strangest facts about famous movies?

NOTE: Production goofs and plot inconsistencies are not considered to be strange facts. Answer by Raakhee Venugopal: Njan Gandharvan This was a movie that came out in the year 1991. It was written and directed by celebrated Malayalam movie director P. Padmarajan. It talks about celestial beings called Gandharvas. The film is an esoteric fantasy…

How was life like in South India in the 1950s?

In terms of Food Lifestyle Cinema Politics Education Cost of living etc. Answer by Raakhee Venugopal: Ah the lovely 1950s! I have grown up listening to stories about how things were at that time from my family elders. India had just gotten independence from the British and people were just getting used to NOT seeing…

What is the best business-related biography/autobiography ever written?

Answer by Raakhee Venugopal: Thanks for the A2A. I’d vote for ‘The Polyester Prince‘ based on the life of one of India’s most famous businessmen – Dhirubhai Ambani – whose sons, Mukesh & Anil Ambani, are two of the richest people on the planet today 🙂 I’m a polymer engineer and the word ‘polyester’ caught…

How is Parvathi/Meenakshi the sister of Vishnu?

Answer by Raakhee Venugopal: Sharing an interesting write up I found on one of the sites I read often… This is the result of a later merging of two distinct persons. As is known Krishna ordered Yogamaya to wrest Balarama’s garbha from Devaki and place it in Rohini’s womb;and also  herself to be born of…