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After Idli row, now song on Papadum with cricket bat draws flak for being culturally insensitive

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON October 28: Earlier this month social media buffs took on a English professor for calling idlis to be boring which led him to apologise.

Now, a song on Pappadum, released in 2014, with 2 million views, has now caught the ire of Indian social media buffs for it being culturally insensitive. This has lead to Anthony Field, the founder of The Wiggles, an Australian children’s music group, apologising.
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Lockdown – over reaction or justified? Column by Jeevan Vipinachandran

By Jeevan Vipinachandran

Empty trains. Deserted town centres. Robust government advise to stay at home. Sounds like something out of an apocalyptic Hollywood movie. Yet we lived through it for several months in 2020.
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Remembering Pranab Mukherjee: The Indian politician who rose above politics

File picture of Dr Cyriac Maprayil with Pranab Mukherjee

Dr Cyriac Maprayil

India has had some outstanding presidents; it has also had a few presidents about whom it could be said did not live up to expectations. However, all presidents were decent, honourable people who served the world’s largest democracy most conscientiously. One of the most illustrious Presidents was Prof Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, a world-renowned academic and philosopher. Continue reading “Remembering Pranab Mukherjee: The Indian politician who rose above politics”

Meet Divya from Loughborough whose Food and Lifestyle videos are trending on Youtube for its authenticity

By A Staff Reporter

OXFORD Aug 6: Divya Subhash never dreamt of starting a Youtube channel in her childhood days as she always shied away from the home kitchen when her mom used to cook all those delicious dishes. Now, this Aluva native is in Loughborough in the UK, has just launched a Youtube channel featuring how food and travel is for UK Malayalis. Continue reading “Meet Divya from Loughborough whose Food and Lifestyle videos are trending on Youtube for its authenticity”

The job came to me when I began doing what I love the most: Meet Keralite in UK with one million Youtube subcribers

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON Aug 3: After completing MCA in Coimbatore, like any other aspiring software engineer professional Neethu Johns pursued her career by starting working for big names such as Tata, Accenture and others. However, she was a tad hestitant in settling with a career she was chasing. Continue reading “The job came to me when I began doing what I love the most: Meet Keralite in UK with one million Youtube subcribers”

Murder in the Time of Corona: This Keralite’s riveting murder investigation in Spain will keep you hooked till the very end

By A Staff Reporter

GLASGOW Aug 1: Darshana Sugathan loves to tread the path that’s not taken. She induces in her the adrenaline rush, through her journey of the unknown territory, which leads her to see quite fascinating possibilities. Continue reading “Murder in the Time of Corona: This Keralite’s riveting murder investigation in Spain will keep you hooked till the very end”

A novel about psychologist Sigmund Freud by this Keralite doctor in the UK has just been launched

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON July 30: Swapna Sanchari (Dreamer) is the first novel by Shafy Kalakkattil Muthalif which has been just launched by one of the leading publishers in Kerala, Green Books. Continue reading “A novel about psychologist Sigmund Freud by this Keralite doctor in the UK has just been launched”

Rotary Club of Cochin to hold biggest online event for school students all over the world with prizes

 By A Staff Reporter

KOCHI July 27: Difficult times come at all times but it all depends on how you work around it and address it to come out of it more reinvigorated. The Covid pandemic has put spokes in the wheel for the whole world where each and everyone is looking towards on how to adapt and move with changing times. Continue reading “Rotary Club of Cochin to hold biggest online event for school students all over the world with prizes”

This show of friendship and camaraderie between Tamils and Malayalees in UK at times of Covid is exceptional

LONDON July 15: In a show of exceptional camaraderie, the Keralites and Tamilians who are stranded in the UK during the time of the Covid, have come together to join hands and work towards helping their brethren to reach their destinations safe and secure. Continue reading “This show of friendship and camaraderie between Tamils and Malayalees in UK at times of Covid is exceptional”