The local Sindhi community was at the forefront of providing loans to the traders and merchants.
S M Koya was forced to drop out of school after the sixth standard, but managed to get an education later and eventually became a law graduate from Tasmania.
What we need is a country of polyglots who voluntarily learn as many languages as possible - an India, where we embrace the diversity that we are so blessed with in the first place.
According to Catholic Church records, Szostak became a member of the Carmelite order at the age of 18. His connection with modern day Kerala began in 1746 when he was appointed Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Malabar.
Even with the high literacy rates and human development indicators in both Kerala and Sri Lanka, a significant number of people in both places seem to be fixated with the powers of the supernatural and cling to these superstitious beliefs.
In an increasingly polarised country, Kuttichira and Kozhikode at large remain bastions of communal harmony and amity.
The national media lumps the entire northeastern part of the country together as though it is one unit, when in reality it is probably the most ethnically and linguistically diverse part of the country.
The Samoothiri in Marakar was sidelined and pushed aside, much in the same way the actor was denied his due in the pantheon of Indian film greats.
All the characters depicted in Raja Ravi Varma’s Vadodara paintings were household names in Kerala once upon a time.
Long before the Portuguese arrived on Kerala’s shores, Malayali cuisine was influenced by the Chinese.
Both the Malayalis and Germans owe a great deal of gratitude to the first generation of ''Brown Angels''.
It has connected India in a way that few other modes of transport have and is very much a train for the common man.