MALAYALI THREAD (Malayalees) / KERALA Watch

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All the malyalees out there please join. Also anybody else who wants to learn more about Kerala and its people

Here are a few pictures which depict culture of kerala including its food :cool:

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I want to learn about Kerala. How come it is so developed compared to other states?
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I want to learn about Kerala. How come it is so developed compared to other states?
Kerala has 100% literacy compared to other states so it is really good for education. Also the society is somewhat matrilocal( mother is dominant in the family) which means it has a lot of gender equality. Btw are u from india?
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I want to learn about Kerala. How come it is so developed compared to other states?
To some extent, it gets disproportionate levels of rainfall compared to other areas of India, so it has been able to build its wealth and infrastructure (including education) off the back of advantageous agricultural conditions.

I've been to Kerala twice, and Tamil Nadu once. The difference between them - in terms of greenness and obvious signs of abject poverty - is quite sharp.

Love the food, not such a great fan of the eve teasing. When did it become acceptable for men in their 20s to make lewd comments and occasionally grope 14yo girls? (Yes, I was dressed appropriately).

Also, does anyone know of any good S Indian restaurants? The one in Bristol (Krishna's Inn) went downhill when it started adding ridiculous quantities of chilli to its food. Last time I went there, I struggled to eat my meal - a dish which I had ordered before and enjoyed. The only S Indian on the Curry Mile in Manchester (Punjab) is about as authentic as a market stall 'Gucci' handbag.
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(Original post by Origami Bullets)
To some extent, it gets disproportionate levels of rainfall compared to other areas of India, so it has been able to build its wealth and infrastructure (including education) off the back of advantageous agricultural conditions.

I've been to Kerala twice, and Tamil Nadu once. The difference between them - in terms of greenness and obvious signs of abject poverty - is quite sharp.

Love the food, not such a great fan of the eve teasing. When did it become acceptable for men in their 20s to make lewd comments and occasionally grope 14yo girls? (Yes, I was dressed appropriately).

Also, does anyone know of any good S Indian restaurants? The one in Bristol (Krishna's Inn) went downhill when it started adding ridiculous quantities of chilli to its food. Last time I went there, I struggled to eat my meal - a dish which I had ordered before and enjoyed. The only S Indian on the Curry Mile in Manchester (Punjab) is about as authentic as a market stall 'Gucci' handbag.
haha the eve teasing.. trust me they are frustrated people. It may get better. But dont form an opinion just because of that. There so many lovely people living there.

There are a couple in Northampton im sure of coz i lived there.. umm thats about it. There was one in Notts- The lantern.. but i heard its closing down
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haha the eve teasing.. trust me they are frustrated people. It may get better. But dont form an opinion just because of that. There so many lovely people living there.

There are a couple in Northampton im sure of coz i lived there.. umm thats about it. There was one in Notts- The lantern.. but i heard its closing down
I know they're frustrated, but I was 14, looked younger than that, at an all-girls school, a bit wet behind the ears / green and all of a sudden I had loads of Indian men wanting their photos taken with me, asking my dad how much I was (it was just me and my dad travelling; they all seemed to assume that he was either my husband or my pimp), going in for the grope, and my dad did naff all about it I went when I was 12 and didn't receive that sort of attention, but it did spoil the second trip, and so I'd be put off returning for now, and I'd have to tell any other girls I knew who were thinking of going, so that they knew what they were getting into

It's a shame that there are very few S Indians - I always think it's much nicer than N Indian, but I guess it's a result of S India being more prosperous, so less reason to emigrate, so less people to set up S Indian restaurants (and I suspect that when S Indians do emigrate, they're better educated than most chefs).
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(Original post by Origami Bullets)
I know they're frustrated, but I was 14, looked younger than that, at an all-girls school, a bit wet behind the ears / green and all of a sudden I had loads of Indian men wanting their photos taken with me, asking my dad how much I was (it was just me and my dad travelling; they all seemed to assume that he was either my husband or my pimp), going in for the grope, and my dad did naff all about it I went when I was 12 and didn't receive that sort of attention, but it did spoil the second trip, and so I'd be put off returning for now, and I'd have to tell any other girls I knew who were thinking of going, so that they knew what they were getting into

It's a shame that there are very few S Indians - I always think it's much nicer than N Indian, but I guess it's a result of S India being more prosperous, so less reason to emigrate, so less people to set up S Indian restaurants (and I suspect that when S Indians do emigrate, they're better educated than most chefs).
That is so true u knw.. most south indians i knw are doctors and dentists.. and also there a very few restaurants is that British people dont know nothing about kerala cuisine.. they all are fixed in their korma and tikka masalla bubble. I think there needs to be more awareness about every part of india and its cuisine dont u think?
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I have a friend from Kerala. That's all I can contribute.
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I have a friend from Kerala. That's all I can contribute.
Haha no worries. Has she ever told u about the place?
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Haha no worries. Has she ever told u about the place?
I don't think she's talked about it that much but I've seen photos. Very pretty!
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Im from Kerala , where you guys from in Kerala?
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Malayalee Assosiction of TSR, lol
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YES! finally some mallus on TSR
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Im from Kerala , where you guys from in Kerala?
nice one.. well im half malyalee. Was born in trivandrum. My mum's from kumarkom.. i think thats near kottayam.

Where are u from?
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nice one.. well im half malyalee. Was born in trivandrum. My mum's from kumarkom.. i think thats near kottayam.

Where are u from?
Im from changnacherry :cool:
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I'm from Alleppey. :daydreaming:
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I'm from Alleppey. :daydreaming:
Get off! really? My mum's uncle lives there. Btw amandeep is a strange name for a malyalee, dont u think? :ahee:
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Get off! really? My mum's uncle lives there. Btw amandeep is a strange name for a malyalee, dont u think? :ahee:
No way?! :zomg: Have you been?

My mum's from kerala, dad's sikh.
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I have a friend from Kerala my brain explodes whenever she speaks malyalam with her family. sounds so ****ing twisty and jshflakjfhlkadjsfhkdsjhfbkdjhfkj adsh. i like it though.
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No way?! :zomg: Have you been?

My mum's from kerala, dad's sikh.
haha yeah i used to live with my mums uncle till i was 1. My dads punjabi too
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