Monday, May 30, 2005

Mundu Mafia

So, why did the Malayali cross the road?



At 9:18 PM, Blogger R.Nandakumar said...

The Mallu community is too diverse and divided to be a single power-block in the (alleged) manner of 'Allahabad Brahmins' or the Bhadralok. Remarks on the absence of a 'Mallu lobby' show the ignorance of the remarker who probably thinks of Mallu community in monolithic terms.

The semi-laudatory remarks of Sachidanandan and Mukundan PROBABLY apply to the 'midnight generation' of Mallus (to which the new bureaucrats belong); they are almost totally out of context as far as the so-called GenX of Mallus go - to the great majority of the post-liberalization emigrant Mallus, communism, trade-unionism and socialism amount to little more than (embarassing) ideological heirlooms best left behind at the 'tharavaadu'.

At 4:04 AM, Anonymous Anand said...

Yeah, that wasn't a very enlightening piece. I thought that was funny though. Especially the term "mundu mafia".

At 4:29 AM, Blogger R.Nandakumar said...

'Mundu mafia' is a funny enough phrase. But it was also somewhat sad to see some genuinely gifted writers talking in terms of outdated stereotypes - perhaps their remarks were not originally intended to apply to Mallus across several generations.

At 12:33 PM, Anonymous Surya said...


The only response I can think of, to such an unsubstantiated and badly reasoned out article is a hearty laugh.

Thanks for the link though - The humour sure did me some good.


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