At first sight, nothing seems unusual about this village, about 150 km from Kochi. It is palm-fringed, crisscrossed by streams, patched with rice paddies—like so many other villages of Kerala. But walk down its narrow roads, especially when children are on the way to or from school, and multiple sets of identical faces will bob past you. And then there are many more twins who aren't identical. In fact, the village has more of fraternal twins, ones born from two different ova, than identical ones, who are born from the same ovum.
Pathummakutty and Kunjipathutty, twins aged 65.