The Pardesi Trotter is back after a Big Fat Keralite Wedding : Calicut.
A much needed trip down memory lane. Lovely accommodation in a two-storeyed villa with all of my friends from college. The big reunion that everyone made it to. Catching up with these guys was fantastic. Everyone’s branched out to different cities, countries, new careers and new lives. It is heartwarming to know that we all started our journey to adulthood from the same base. That is something we will always have in common and look back on fondly.
From the sleepless nights, to the desi dress up’s, to having amazing Calicut biryani (a must have), to watching my friends tying the knot, to going on lazy drives in the rain having street-side tea, and trying every variety of halwa we could find in Calicut; thanks to our friend Don. He is the fun ball in the group who still sends out cute handwritten letters to us from India.
The traditional Keralite festival of Onam was right around the corner. The unexpected highlight was definitely seeing a man dressed up as Mahabali on a bike. More about Onam here.