I had no clue I was this parochial.
However much those Malayalam squiggles resemble the Tamil script, they aren't the original.
And when the train draws past Pallakkad into Tamil Nadu, the squiggles become the clear 'Libhi' that we use to write Tamil. Then, uncontrollably, my spirits lift and do a little jig, right along the curves of the letters of my dear mother tongue!
It's about feeling at home, I guess. And there is nothing like it, eh?
Psst: Echhooosseee me.About the pics of Kerala, give me a couple of days to sort things out!