കോച്ചി പഴയ കോച്ചിയല്ല (Kochi is not the old Kochi) is a Malayalam movie dialogue made famous for it’s probably notorious, threat tinted tone. And it’s used liberally when someone wants to assert with mafia sounding words.
But ഉള്ളി പഴയ ഉള്ളിയല്ല is actually a statement of fact. Interestingly it has no mafia tone, but at worst an admission of the loss of it.
I was just about to think that I have mastered the art of peeling and cutting Onion without the accompaniment of much tears.
But I am a little disappointed to read that onion has lost it’s virility with changes in pesticides and genetically modified farm techniques.
The macho feeling in cutting and eating the virulent root is gone.
Perhaps the only blessing in disguise is the likely absence of the unpleasant breath after eating raw onion.