Elizabeth Koshy

My heart fills with joy of dancing daffodils

The other day I noticed a beautiful red and yellow flower with long crinkled petals at my friend’s place.

2 hours ago

What the rainforest in my terrace taught me

After the floods in Kerala, plants, especially unwanted ones, are growing with a vengeance due to the standing water, creating new challenges for the beleaguered locals.

01 Oct 2018

When 35 people lived under one roof

It was just another rainy day but there was an ominous foreboding in the atmosphere. The road we had taken five minutes earlier was gushing with water. The nearby paddy fields were a white sheet of

28 Aug 2018

When a sports editor got into dog trouble

Dogs may be much loved animals and some take the saying ‘love me, love my dog’, literally. For all the love man has for this animal, one wonders why the term ‘dog’ has fallen so low in respectability that no one likes to be associated with it. In Malayalam it is usually the first bad word people use. No harm in

29 May 2018

Trapped in a room without windows

For some of us, starting the day without reading a newspaper is like drinking a cup of tea that has turned cold or eating food without salt.

18 Apr 2018

Jack of all goodness makes a comeback

The ‘lowly’ jackfruit which till now was allowed to rot on trees and drop off the branches, permeating a putrefying stench all around, has to be treated with greater respect from now on as the prickly

28 Mar 2018

In the absence of a modern Superman

Most people, especially in our friends and relatives circle, are wary of being written about but one can ill afford to not write about certain people who are now a dwindling tribe and who have shown v

16 Mar 2018

Padma awardee who made Jesus laugh

When the 123rd Maramon Convention, a world famous spiritual gathering of the Marthoma Church starts on February 11, it will have a new significance.

10 Feb 2018

Being birdbrained once in a while

Fortunately for me, there is no dearth of feathered friends around our house, be it the common crow, who teaches us how to share food with others, or the rare and seemingly coquettish migratory bird w

03 Feb 2018

How green was my valley then

When I stand on the balcony of our palm-fringed home in Kerala, taking in the cool breeze blowing in over the paddy fields — which, alas, are being encroached upon by double-storeyed houses mushroomin

15 Jan 2018

Tasting memories from my childhood

Certain tastes that belong to our childhood linger in our minds forever even though they may seem too insignificant to remember.

12 Dec 2017