Monday, February 9, 2015

Twenty something

I am twenty two and I am worried where it’s going,
And then you say, it’s early to start worrying.

Sometimes you ask, what my plan is for the future,
And there I’m still clueless, end up pretending to be a loser

I dream the life of a wanderer, I say,
Around the country, and the world over

But then you say how do you plan to settle further
And there am left confused, moreover

I am twenty two, at the prime of my youth hood
Even though I still yearn to go back to my childhood

Back to the time when I fancied growing up
And caution, Oh my mind! Please shut up

It’s tough to be in your twenties, you miss those friendship
That now exists only in the Facebook news feed.

I always wish to add it to the cart,
Only to close the browser back to the start
OH ! why is twenty always confused at heart.

You tell me don’t make friends with any stranger so soon
And then you bring me an unknown bridegroom?

I make friends, I make love, I make cake and I make worksheets
Believe me the above line is pointless, totally irrelevant
But so is my life to you, the aunty who lives across the street
Why do you bother so much? Do I have to make it more evident?

They will talk, advise, stand beside, and perhaps sympathize
But then ultimately you have to live your life
So what if it’s twenty? Live life king size

Laugh, love, dream, follow your heart
If you stumble, there is always a new start

Why plan, learn to take a chance
Coz someone has said, twenty happens only once

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Every Non Resident Keralite (NRK)

1.When it comes to heroes, We love Mohanlal, or otherwise its Mamooty . Period. 

Okay, there is an Exception.

2. We do not eat idli and dosa for lunch and dinner. And food is not just idli and dosa for Malayalis.

3.We have an Uncle in the Gelf  (Dubai+Abudhabhi+Sharjah+Saudi+Maasscat+etc)
and we do preserve the Arabic scripted soaps and shampoos in our closet.

4. If you are a Non resident Keralite , and we accidentally meet, the first question is “Where are you from?”  I admit the sole purpose of this question is to recognize which version of Malayalam you speak.  

5. It is not just Malayalam,, There are different Malayalam(s).  –north, south, east and west.

6. We already know the stories of many a Bollywood movies, cause they were first made in Malayalam, and mind you  those were far better.

7. We do mock the accent of our fellow mallus, especially you are just imported from kerala.  

Image courtesy : http://rethish-caricature.blogspot.com/2012_02_01_archive.html

8. Ever heard  'tapioca'? We love it. Its our staple diet,  I repeat it isn’t Idli and dosa.

9. Food isn’t tasty if there is no coconut in it, atleast it requires a drop of coconut milk. And cholesterol is our birthright


10. Point 8  revisited.  Parotta. + Chicken curry. I repeat, it is not just rice.

11. Politics is not just BJP or Congress. It bleeds red for a mallu. Lal Salam. 

12. Babaji ka  thullu has its origin in Kerala, and it was named, ‘shitt’.Just remember that.

13. We love speaking only in Hindi and English  the moment we land in Kerala. 

14. If it’s about watching Television,  We watch only MTV  if fellow keralites are around in the house,simble

15. You dance in the disco and go crazy? Try this someday

16. And this

17. And finding a fellow Mallu in the crowd is relief. And spotting a north indian in Kerala when you are on a vaction , it is a matter of pride," aur bhaiya kaise ho! " . And then you look around with a raised collar.

18. We are proud Kerala is 100% literate. And also secretly proud that we weren’t educated in Kerala.

19. Before Sreeshanth there was this guy, we were proud of 

20. Last , We are not Madrasis. It is Malayali. Or the MALLU

This video is very interesting, If you are a malayali  you will laugh holding your stomach.