The moment Fred starts talking to his good friend and actor-writer Thampi Antony, one can experience a splurge of nostalgia, warmth, mutual appreciation and friendship, transcending all boundaries.
As they exchange smiles, it radiates the positive relation that they share. Thampi says he first met Fred during one of the theatrical adaptations of Malayalam plays, in which he used to actively take part in the US. He remembers how ‘Freddie’, as he calls him, had an inevitable presence in most of the performances there.
Fred talks about how he had given Thampi and his friends in the acting group, a book named Ningalk Shakunthalam Mathi, for an adaptation. “The book written by K Azeez from Fort Kochi is a comedy and revolves around how various people from different corners of Kerala give their own twist to Malayalam language. It goes on to highlight how this leads to a lot of comic situations.”
Fred says, “The play became a super hit in San Francisco. That was when we forged a friendship, which has lasted for so long.” They indulge in banter, trying to remember the characters they essayed in the theatrical adaptation of the play.
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On a quest for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
"DIB (Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging) has been my focus for a very long time now. My post doctoral research is in gender diversity and I periodically write research based editorial articles in national dailies"
Goals set right from a very young age
“Be resilient and be loyal to the company or your client. They believe in you and you should believe what you do"
Racing ahead of stereotypes
“Always keep your head high and feet on the ground, because the faster you fly the faster you come down. Always stay grounded”
Doll it up, the Althea way
“I have learnt more with the downs because that is how we train ourselves to be better and devise methods to get those things sorted”
Reinfusing soul and grit
“Being an entrepreneur is a strenuous process, while acting gives you a lot of joy. Though I enjoy both, I look at acting as nirvana”
A ta santé, wine queen!
“To be called a pioneer, it is a long route filled with hard work,perseverance and patience”
Stairway to nostalgia and enduring camaraderie
As told to Fred Cochin by veteran singer and his longtime friend Sujatha Mohan. They revive memories of music concerts of yesteryears, life amid pandemic and more
Giving forms to words artfully
“I always keep myself associated with my art irrespective of how many challenges or hurdles I have to face"
Breaking gender and body stereotypes
“As each year passes within the blink of an eye, I try to learn from my mistakes and am constantly striving to be a better version of myself, irrespective of whether it works or not”
A homemaker and proud of it
“The idea of wind chimes came in through the thought of waste management. I wanted to create things that bring in happiness for others, through waste materials”
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Wins restraining order after claim he threatened to cut her into pieces
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Sweet & Simple
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TEXAS AIN'T HOG HEAVEN ANYMORE!
Shoot-on-sight order as dangerous wild pig population explodes
A VIEW FROM ABOVE
Topping out the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge
Southern Rockers Reborn
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