Who are some great Indian women that most people have not heard of?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Dr. Lalitha Regi Dr. Lalitha Regi (nee Varma) was born into the royal family of Cochin in Tripunithura, Kerala. All hell broke loose in her uber conservative family when she decided to get married to the love of her life Dr. Regi M. George whom she met while studying at…

Is it not better to have common alphabet for Malayalam and Tamil so that the two languages can enrich themselves by making them mutually readable?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: I don’t think that would be possible. Although there are many similarities in the scripts, Malayalam script has more alphabets because the words are pronounced exactly as they are written, much like languages that have Devanagari scripts. We have alphabets corresponding to all alphabets of the Devanagari script, plus some…

What do Malayalis think about Tamil people?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Thank you for the A2A. There are actually two schools of thought among Keralites when it comes to what they think about Tamil people – the majority (who have very stereotyped notions about Tamil people) and then the minority (like me, who have actually lived with/among Tamil people for a…