Friday, March 17, 2006

God's Own Country

As part of my training i had the opportunity to be at cochin for a week.In my travels around india i found the keralites to be the most happiest of the lot. Donot ask me what are the parameters for deciding upon the quantum of happiness.One of my friend's friend had come to see us and interestingly he had done his MPhil on 'The Impact of IMFL(Indian Made Foreign Liquor) on Kerala Society'.He told us that the per capita alcohol consumption is the highest in Kerala among all the states. I had visited cochin twice before.The first trip was when in my +1 vacation i went to lakshwadeep from cochin port.My memories of that trip consist of endless ferry trips, the jewish synagogue and the marine drive. The second trip was in 2004 when i went along with my mom to backwaters of kerala(made famous by kumarakom resort). We didnot spent much time at cochin except for an evening at marine drive.I stayed near M.G.Road in Ernakulam and my place of training was at Fort Kochi which is around 10 kms by road.