Do Malayalee forget his reading habit?Kerala has a well popular literal culture. Malayalam literature is rich and have a strong base in its past. Is it safe today as same as before? Do we have good writers in Malayalam?
I think someone have really great skills like M. Mukundan, M. T. Vasudevan Nair, Sachithananthan, Balachandran Chullikkadu, Anand, Sara Joseph etc (please mention your favorite writers too in response). All good writers give their skill of writing to make life to language and literature. But still the problem is not there. How many Malayalees keep the habit of reading? Reading means not only includes newspaper or magazines; Malayalam literature like great novels, short stories, poetry, articles, speeches etc. That improves our culture; and reading experience also a good guidance for making humanist mind.
Very pathetic thing is that even some of our new generation doesn't know to read or write Malayalam. They not even read at least a newspaper. Do you think it is a favorable behavior? So keep in mind to teach the new generation of learning mother tongue and improving the habit of reading. Even our self or our children may escape from this shameful habit of not reading. Reading in any language should be encouraged.
One of neighborhood child, 8 years old, he knows more about Harry Porter. But he didn't know who is Kunjunni Master.. Shame yar.. Right? But I feel happy when he asked about Kunjunni master when I told him. And I taught him Malayalam letters. Now I heard that he used to read atleast Newspaper headlines. Haha..
Improve reading in yourself and tell others to don't forget our language and literature..