What is your favorite Malayalam word/phrase? Why?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: I use a lot of Malayalam slang words and phrases in my daily banter… some of them are native to Ernakulam and Tripunithura, while some are picked up from my dad’s native place, Thrissur-Palakkad border, and thereabouts. Uvva! (ഉവ്വ ) This is like saying ‘Yeah right!’… intense sarcasm intended. Oh…

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…

Given a choice, which region would you prefer to settle down in India?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Thank you for the A2A 🙂 I won’t even have to think twice for this one. It’ll only be my own hometown, Tripunithura. There’s nothing very fancy or glamorous about this little township, and I don’t have any flashy photographs to share. But it’s the only place in the world…

How important was your hometown in shaping who you are?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: My hometown Tripunithura is located about 8km away from the bustling city of Ernakulam in Kerala, a state in southern India. Though it is only 8km away, it is nothing like snazzy Ernakulam which is often touted as the fashion and commercial capital of Kerala. Tripunithura is a quiet town…

Who is the most famous person from your home town?

My @Quora answer to Who is the most famous person from your home town? Answer by Raakhee Venugopal: Tripunithura, Ernakulam, Kerala, India Tripunithura Krishnadas, edakkya exponent Jayasurya, Malayalam movie actor Lakshmi Menon, Tamil movie actress Sarayu Mohan, Malayalam movie actress M.S.Tripunithura, Malayalam movie actor Kalamandalam Kalyanikutty Amma, Mohiniyattam danseuse, considered as the “Mother of Mohiniyattam”…