How exciting is the life of a teen in Kerala?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Ah! That’s an interesting question. For the sake of answering this question, let’s just talk about the average Malayali teenager… not the rare hip and happening ones. Age 13…Grade 8…HIGH SCHOOL! The age at which alarm bells go off in the heads of most parents. It’s time for their ‘children’…

What made you pissed off today?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: It’s something that has been building up over the past week. Today, I just lost my temper and decided to write about it, which seems to be the best way to get it out of my system. Yeah, that’s how I’ve been lately. So I wrote an answer last week…

Why all Keralites are united in the matter of beef?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: You know what I was reminded of when I read this question? I was reminded of U.S. President Donald Trump. Remember the hullabaloo when he was elected as president? It seemed like all of America had lost their minds. Everyone seemed to be hating him big time. Everyone seemed to…

Do Hindus in Kerala eat beef?

So the answer seems to be “yes” – curious to know the reason of this deviation of Kerala Hindus from the mainstream Hindu tradition in rest of India – can anyone tell the reason behind this? (FYI: no offence intended) Since many people here have answered this question, could you people answer the below question…

What do the South Indians think about the Kashmir issue?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: As a Keralite, I’m largely indifferent. Whatever I do know is what the media chooses to feed us. One news channel supports one cause, another news channel supports the opposing cause. So I am unable to decide who is right and who is not. And instead of boiling my head…

A Sainik and a Maharaja

All over the later part of last week, Indian TV channels were agog with incessant reporting about how a politician assaulted an Air India official and how they had taken it upon themselves to see to it that the ‘goon’ is sent behind bars. There were TV channels calling people to file an online petition…