Thank you for inviting me to comment on this magazine (Kerala Naadam 2019). I can only comment on its English content, as I am not of the Malayalee community. I have known Jacob for many years and we have discussed many topics. I am impressed with his dedication to tasks he is involved in.
My comments are from the perspective of the magazine having a creative and literary focus rather than the views expressed by the contributors. It is thus perhaps trying to answer questions about its value as entertaining, informative, stimulating, thought provoking, and well designed. It does and is all that.
I recently edited a book of poetry by a very talented and gifted author. I cannot write good poetry but I love it. I am therefore thankful for the many poems included in Kerala Naadam by younger members of the community. I find, whereas a picture is supposedly equal to a thousand words, poetry uses few words to create a myriad of pictures in my mind. Notwithstanding the other fine contributions, the highlight of Kerala Naadam for me is being able to access new sources of poetry.