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Kozhikkode / Calicut

I guess I am slowly falling in love - with Kozhikkode.. Though I am yet to explore most nooks and corners of the city, what little I saw of it has an endearing quality to it - as other lovers of Kozhikkode had suggested when they heard of our move here. My earlier rendezvous with the city dates back to the 1990s... I would pass through the city in bus en route to Kannur to my cousin's place. Mostly I just had to get down at the bus stand to board the bus to Kannur. Sometimes, I would pause to buy the famed "Kozhikkoden Halwa", which I add to the items that I carried for my cousins. Once I get settled in the other bus, I used to turn on my Walkman and enjoy the sights with my favourite music playing in my ears. I still remember the looks that the fellow travellers gave me - they either thought I was deaf or crazy... but I was not very much bothered... I loved travelling; and music made it more enjoyable. Another time me and my sister came her to visit the teachers who ta

Writing Pangs..

Well, I never thought that not writing in the blog would make me so impatient. There were many things that I had wanted to write about, but owing to the shifting and settling down at a new place, I could never digitalize them or get them on to paper... the urge to write was too much to ignore and I ended up writing a Malayalam poem for my son. Now as I write these words, I feel strangely liberated. Feels good to be able to write in the blog. I know that not many finds my writing good. I have tried marketing my blog; but results show that it has not worked. I guess I am a better in HR than marketing. I should have known that all along... Perhaps that is why I choose to be a HR professional when I got a choice. I do hope that this forced silence will help me to churn out better writings... It would at least provide me the motivation to keep them coming - no matter what. This I know for sure - I love writing- a lot more than I thought before. And I sincerely hope that my pen will not