i am home away from home..ya..kerala is anytime my first home and chennai isnt bad either! how much i have cribbed and fought with appa wen we moved to trivandrum from chennai..chennai was full of flats and tvm dint know the concept of flats. all thatha paatis in tvm.i dint have a neighbour of my age with whom i could play.i cried cos i dint get the north indian style of samosa there in tvm. funny isnt it?
and to add to my woes, one day wen amma wanted me to buy somethin from a nearby shop, i happily wore a shorts n t shirt only to come back with a sullen face..all passersby ont he road uncluding autowalas, had gracefully commented ..and it was then i knew that girls wear only girlie dresses in kerala and not like chennai..oh how much i hated tvm abt 8 yrs ago.
do i feel the same now? defntly not..i miss my home,the plants n greenery there, ambalams..,aapam stew, kadala curry,pazham pori , all the kovil utsavams..walk in the musuem, beaches and more than everything speaking, hearing, living , breathing malayalam. i miss kerala..miss my tvm.wish i cud go stay there for a while..ya may be soon
10 years ago