When I was working in college, I got interested in reading Malayalam. Borrowed Malayalam India Today from a colleague who was also staying in the hostel. and tried reading. The strategy I used was 'Knowing the unknown thru' the known'. Looked for the photographs of the politicians and actors and tried reading the text in Malayalam below. Its is an incremental approach quite different from normal. Each letter you learn you use in learning new letters. By evening on that went back to my colleague to return the magazine and gave a demo of my newly learnt Malayalam reading skill. Would like to share with you that pleasure of learning to read Malayalam. Given below is list of famous personalities with their names in Malayalam followed by their picture.
Quiz time: To know the answer just select between the braces. രാമായണം (Ramayanam) Hint: An Epic സാനിയ (Saniya)Sports woman ധര്മേന്ദ്ര (Dharmendra) Hindi film yesteryear hero അമേരിക്ക(America) Democratic Country, like India രാജസ്ഥാന്(Rajasthan) One of our Indian states സ്റ്റീവ് ജോബ്സ്(Steve Jobs) He loved this fruit, not Newton വിവേകാനന്ദ (Vivekananda) Calcutta 2 Chicago തമിള് നാട് (Thamil nadu) One of our Indian states മന മോഹന് സിംഗ് (Man mohan singh) Finance ഒബാമാ (Obama) Yes, We Can അലക്സാണ്ടര് ഗ്രഹം ബെല്(Alexander Graham bell) Dial this inventor