Why are average Keralites fairer than other average South Indians?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Thank you for the A2A. Well, the people of Kerala are just as diversely colored in various shades of coffee as their counterparts in other states. I guess the only difference here is that you see more of cappuccino and less of espresso and that is mainly because of the…

Why does the majority of gender abuse tend to be directed at women by men?

Gender abuse consists of the following: Dating violence Domestic and intimate partner violence Emotional abuse Human trafficking Same-sex relationship violence Sexual assault and abuse Stalking Violence against immigrant and refugee Violence against people at work Violence against people with disabilities Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Thank you for the A2A, Arvind. From an Indian perspective,…

Are Indians culturally more curious than Americans (USA)?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Thank you for the A2A. I hope I have understood your question properly. I shall try to answer it based on how I understood it. And I’m making a major assumption here that you’re referring to India and the people who belong there. India as a nation has quite a…

When and why did Indians stop wearing turbans?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Not all Indians wore turbans. Many did wear them as a part of their attire. Some wore it specifically for important occasions. Turbans were more popular in the northern parts of India. In the more humid and sultry southern regions, people seldom wore turbans or any kind of head gear…

Why is Kerala more developed than other States in India?

My answer to Why is Kerala more developed than other States in India? Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Thank you for the A2A. There are not one but several reasons behind the why and how of things regarding the current state of affairs in Kerala. Kerala was a sea-way business hub much before many of…

Who are the most beautiful women in Kerala?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: It’s been a while since I answered a question like this. So here goes… Here are a few of my personal all-time favorite ‘bee-yoo-ti-full’ women from Kerala…most of them are from the world of cinema and other fire arts… ||DISCLAIMER: It’s just my personal choice|| Methil Devika Shobhana Chandrakumar Nazriya…

A Discussion on Khajuraho, covering bosoms and associated matters

This is an excerpt of the discussion I had with a fellow Quoran on the subject of the temple structures at Khajuraho, about women not being ‘allowed’ to cover their bosoms in erstwhile Kerala and some associated matters. This conversation happened after I had written this answer → Raakhee V. Menon’s answer to What was…