Learning Malayalam? Here’s some help

I’m updating this, as it’s been over a year, and I’ve made some decent progress. I’ve been running my Malayalam page:¬†EliKutty. I’ve played with alphabets, learned some new vocabulary, and revised grammar. I’ll keep adding to this page as time goes and I and my followers find more resources! View this post on Instagram New…

Our Wedding in Kochi

  The metropolitan city of Kochi is filled with migrants and tourists alike, and is no stranger to the sight of a foreigner walking through the streets, shops, and local scenery. However, from the looks of the guests at the Grand Hyatt, it was apparent that seeing a westerner clothed in the golden garments of…

Kerala Floods

It’s consuming my mind these last two days. The beautiful state of Kerala is under water. Something of this scale hasn’t happened in nearly 100 years. The effects are devastating. I visited Kerala last winter. it’s Arjun’s homeland and the home to 34 million residents. 36000 people have been displaced so far, and the death…

The Love of Cooking

One thing I miss about my home in El Paso is my kitchen. I had a variety of pots and pans, gadgets, crockery, and most importantly, a plethora of cookbooks. While my kitchen here is sufficient, my vagabond lifestyle makes me feel discouraged to accumulate too many things, as they will all be donated/sold/thrown out…

That time I met Shashi Tharoor

In the early days of our relationship, Arjun told me about Shashi Tharoor. He briefly told me about this character; a distinguished politician who served at the UN and was nearly elected Secretary General. He then sent me a video clip of Shashi stepping down from his position of Minister of State. It was here…

10 Days in Kerala- More Kochi and Surrounds

This is my fourth post about my trip to Kerala with Arjun, his family, and friends. Find the other parts here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 We slept in after our late arrival from Trivandrum. Arjun’s parents had gotten up early and went to their new house to perform a special pooja for new…

10 Days in Kerala: Tiruvalla, Trivandrum

This is the third part of my Kerala series. Please check out Part 1 and Part 2. We woke up, had breakfast, and went to the car, only to find it crawling with mosquitos. The window had been left open all night, so the first 45 minutes of our trip consisted of forcing the mosquitos…

10 Days in Kerala- Alappuzha

This is the second part of my Kerala series. ¬†Find Part one here. We woke up on Christmas Eve, piled into a van, and headed south to Alappuzha, where we would board an iconic Kerala houseboat and spend 24 hours on the backwaters. The drive took about two hours, the second hour being mostly from…

10 Days in Kerala- Kochi

I flew into Kochi late in the evening, and was instantly aware to the cleaner roads and fresher air as soon as I stepped out of the terminal. My boyfriend rode up in a taxi, he just arriving from Dubai a couple hours before, and we happily reunited after missing each other for a week….