My recent trip to the South Indian state of Kerala reinforced a belief in the Almighty.
Nowhere is it more clear than in God’s Own Country. Though I was only in the state’s commercial capital, Kochi, the awesome natural beauty of the backwaters, the friendly people and the “what we can do later should be done later” attitude sums up the feeling there is a divine force guiding life.
Kochi is like any other big city – with its share of traffic snarls, hordes of people, the heat, dust and the grime, not to mention the legendary Kerala mosquitoes. This probably is the case with most of the state.
In spite of that, there is talk of rapid industrialization, development of tourism and the state becoming one of Lonely Planet’s must-visit destinations. Looking at the way things are planned, all this cannot happen with the present state of political affairs, when no native Keralite is willing to believe drastic changes will ever happen.
But, then, God will take care. After all, its His country!