US Malayalee's Rays of Light from the Darkness of a Prison Cell released
WASHINGTON March 26: Andrew Pappachen emigrated from Kerala, India, to the United States in 1973 at the age of twenty-five and experiencing life in India as a young man and the rest in the United
State. Andrew faced many challenges and was always trying to reason with various incidents and opportunities.
Growing up as one of the five children in a village close to Kottayam town in the state of Kerala during the 1950s and 60s, he had unique experiences during his childhood and young life. Andrew finds
life interesting, enjoyable, and challenging, yet he is disturbed by people’s criminal activities and evil behavior.
He was always trying to find the reason why people get into these negative forces. Often, the reason for criminal behavior is greed, hatred, anger, jealousy, doubts, and sometimes poverty. But he has seen
criminal behavior among drug addicts and alcoholics. Andrew concludes that most of the time, a criminal is created during his or her childhood.
A person’s behavior, habits, thinking patterns, and character are molded during childhood, through the influence of parents, teachers, and others. Andrew also believes that a person can change if
opportunity is given by being with good people in good surroundings.
Andrew has a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, and a master’s degree in chemistry from Kerala University. He currently works as the
director of operations of a utility operating company. He has written extensively in various magazines in India on environmental issues.
He has published three books through AuthorHouse: A Journey through Generations, an autobiography, and two novels, Secrets of Passion and Love with the Ghost, using the pen name Andreos. Andrew
is a community activist involved in various community organizations.
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The Malayalam version of the book, Eruttil Ninnu Velichathilaekku published by Prabhath Book House will be released on April 21 Saturday afternoon at Trivandrum Central Jail in the presence of World
Malayalee Council Kerala and India leaders, Altius students and other community & political leaders.