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Maria is a Singapore-based writer who spends half her days dieting and the other half making up for it. She has spent most of her life divided between Dubai, the NRI haven for Malayalis and hometown Kerala. Her favourite pastimes are reading and writing fiction and has now added cuddling her adorable baby boy to the list. She is now settled in Singapore, whilst trying to get the hang of eating with chopsticks and pretending to like sushi.

Latest Articles

  • Five Amreekan things every ‘virgin’ NRI is bound to have in ...

  • Exploring the ‘brighter side’ (no pun intended) of electricity ...

  • My experiences with housemaids from India to Indonesia.

  • Time zones are most definitely a 'relative' phenomenon!

  • All that glitters is not gold - it's egos.

  • A little chaos is not necessarily a bad thing is it?

  • Come join me on a culinary journey into the unknown.


  • When Fun and Frolics go hand in hand with Frustration and ...

  • Enduring Durian - one man's dream is another's ...

  • Mustafa Shopping Center – love it or hate it, but you can’t ignore ...

  • In this second part of our Indo-Sing culinary journey, we focus on main ...

  • A look at the Indo-Sing culinary delights that Singapore has to ...

  • From 'Happily Ever After' to 'Once upon a Time'. Your favourite Hindi ...

  • How I was accidentally initiated into the world of Hatha Yoga.

  • Be it communal clapping or mosquito racquets, the battle against the ...

  • The traditional sindoor takes on a new shade.

  • Home is where the Vastu is…

  • When friendly looks and gestures turn out to be way too friendly for ...

  • Being an NRI is pretty much like being an Indian - just a fancier ...

  • The travel memoirs of an NRI.

  • Examining the topic of child bearing hips from a wider ...

  • When describing India, some questions are best left ...

  • I never dreamed of raising a multi-linguistic child. And yet....

  • If you thought hired help was all about cleaning and tidying, think ...

  • A frustrating, meat free, seven days in Singapore.


  • A boy. A girl. Two sets of parents. And a deal.

  • Rice - all hail the wonder grain, long may it reign.


  • An undisputed ‘SuperStar’, how does Mohanlal continue to woo the ...

  • Following the life and mindset of an NRI in the making....

  • When some innocent retail therapy in Singapore turns out to be not so ...

  • Experience the action onscreen and off screen with an Indian movie ...