What word(s) have expats picked up living abroad?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: I tend to add in a lot of Arabic words into my daily vocabulary although I speak only in English at work. It just comes automatically and not because I speak in Arabic to anyone at all. I find myself using these all the time… Yaani Aiwa Marhaba’n Sabah Al-Khair…

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…

Is Indian culture more similar to the Middle East or to East Asia?

Answer by Raakhee Venugopal: Thank you for the A2A. Having lived in the middle east for the major part of my life, I’d say that though they are not entirely alike, there are many aspects of Middle Eastern culture that are strikingly similar to Indian culture. Masala tea / Karak Our masala tea and the…