Apparently, I'm distantly related to Arundhati Roy. O___O I kid you not. My grandmother knows the people in the book, one of the characters showed up for my uncle's wedding etc etc.
Also, our Malayam name (aka - our house name. kinda like royalty crests with mottos) means "invicible" or "one that cannot be moved". My dad enlightened me on some family history.
...which was really cool actually. :D