I am suffering from delayed 'Keralitis', a common affliction of Malayalis when they have stayed away from 'native' for a long time. While searching for Kerala information on Google I was catapulted into the thriving cyber world of the Malayalis. This is a vast unseen and unheard of world that most non Malayalis ( and a fair number of Malayalis) don't know about.There are sites dedicated to Malayalam Movies, Songs, Cookery, Dance, Drama, Blogs,you name it they have it. These sites have thousands of registered users and how come I know nothing about them???I have signed up for umpteen such sites. I have found a thriving online community from Moovattupuzha to Minnesota exchanging notes on topics like growing 'Kariveppu-ella' in Florida to making Payasam with Carnation Milk. There is an insatiable appetite for 'pazhan chollu' and 'pazham porris'. Malayalam is being written in English and italics be damned!There is a resurgent pride in being a Malayali. The Internet has united Malayalis like no trade union has.
Long live the online Malayali community!!!!