Things People Are Surprised to Learn About Me

Hmmm, I’m not a very surprising guy but there are things that people, over here atleast, are surprised to learn about me.

That I am an atheist – in the land of a 1000 gods and 10000 temples! Yeah, I get a lot of questions and incredulous responses on that one.

That I can’t read Malayalam – I am ashamed of that one but I don’t let it affect my life.

That I don’t like cricket, Bollywood, Malayalam classical music, Tamil music (especially by that hack Rahman) and Hindi songs! Sue me!

Some people are surprised when I tell them my age! A vast majority think that I am younger than my age but a handful of people have thought that I am older. I do not know what to think of that. I think I look around my age & probably a bit younger but people are, you know, stupid! But I don’t think I look 4 to 5 years older than my age!

People are surprised in my taste in music. I do have a varied taste and as I grew older, have cared two farts for what is trendy and popular. I listen to what I like and the artists that I like are vast and varied.

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5 thoughts on “Things People Are Surprised to Learn About Me

  1. An Indian who doesn’t like cricket. Is that possible? Hahaha. And an atheist? You’re playing with fire, bro. Love it. What this post says about you is that you are an individual and the world certainly neeeds more of those. Keep on doing what you do!

  2. Haha well, first of all where were you born and raised..in Kerala?

    This is common all over the world, I’m a Keralite too, and I don’t like Malayalam movies, but I do like to listen to malayalam songs, especially those from the films. I think Tamil is ok, and I like the OLD Hindi movies, you know, like from the 70’s 80’s and 90’s. Today’s Hindi films are complete shit, so I don’t even bother watching.

    I’m not a fan of any sport, so I don’t watch cricket either. I’m more into card playing..28 you will say

    An atheist? Well I guess that is ok..it’s your choice overall.

    And you can’t read malayalam? Well even though I was born and raised in Kerala, I went to English medium, so I couldn’t either. I don’t think it’s something to be ashamed of though. Anyway I took the initiative on my own to learn how to read and write so now I can do so now quite descent (with a little help from a colleague too). So don’t be ashamed of it. Lots of us mallus have certain knowledge of the language and so forth (some can’t even speak it), but I don’t think you or anyone should be too worried about it as long as you have tremendous respect for your heritage and culture.

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