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Monday, January 05, 2009

A Common Mental Image: Tip of the iceberg



This is what people see in their mind when they think of Kerala. House boats. Coconut palms. Backwaters. The perfect, idyllic setting. And the promise of paradise. And this is usually the case when dealing with the image that is presented to the outside world.

But there is much to be seen. The state is on the brink of a socio-cultural, geo-political reformation that doesn't bode well for its inhabitants. This is true for the entire nation. Watch this space for a more external, inside look into this unwitting evolution of "God's Own Country".
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