I must say my knowledge of Malayalam is poor, and I was multitasking a bit as I had to factory reset my phone and do software repair etc in a depsrate mode. If I had heard the questions better, and answered with care, I would have scored at least 2 more points.
If I did win the prize, I would have preferred something like coconut barfi to chicken (I just returned after 15 days survival camp from the Nonveg land called Kerala
I congratulate Varma-ji for his indefatiguable dedication to teaching and entertaining audiences.
His Lit-fest interview with TVG was done by him with the usual panache. He did mention that navarasas don't include Bhakti rasa, the primary theme of Carnatic music. There are reasons for it. However for that I need to meet and discuss with him separately. "Bhakti rasa" nomenclature is not based on the same idea of Bharata's Nava rasas.