FLOWERS AND MUSIC

FLOWERS AND MUSIC
In Keralam, people are not crazy about flowers . Here flowers are almost reserved for gods. Laksharchana needs a lot of flowers. Even otherwise, ladies carry flowers to be offered to Him.
In the neighbouring Tamilnadu, you cannot see a woman, without a huge boutique of flowers on her head. Jasmine is common. People must be growing the plant at home.
There is no mention of flowers in Ramayana and Mahabharath.
Similar is the case with music. There, every family will have a harmonium .In Keralam it is very rare. In Christian Churches, organ playing is common. (Allah does not like music it seems. Both flowers and music are not allowed in Mosques)
The oldest musical instrument is the flute. Even at the time of Mahabharath, Krishn used the flute. It is very easy to make with a piece of bamboo. Saraswathy’s veena is too complicated.

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ADIVASIS ARE DENIED EDUCATION

ADIVASIS ARE DENIED EDUCATION
In the hill districts of Iduki and Vynad, there are one teacher schools. Both the teacher and the students have to walk miles, through forests, climbing hills . The teacher gets a salary of about three thousand.
As it is not economical, Government is about to abolish such schools. This will be a big blow to adivasis, who do not have dwellings, water supplies or ration cards.
Does not the Government have a responsibility towards these tribal people? Are they to be recruited to the army of Naxalites?

SNAPS FROM MY 1IFE-friendship

SNAPS FROM MY 1IFE-friendship
I met an interesting personality. Let us call her D
She was talking fluently in English in her mobile and I sat beside her on the Railway platform bench, sure that she will buy my English Autobiography.
D:”We both were studying in the Law College. He was much senior and we loved each other. He used to come on a scooter, I clearly remember. Somehow my parents who were not aware of it, decided my marriage to a business man “
“Was he knowing your affair?”
“Yes . I told him and he just laughed , saying all teenagers have love mania. My dilemma is that we all have been invited to attend the same marriage here.”
“Why? It means you still retain your love?
“No. I know that the past is past. Still I shall be happy if I am not going there.”
My patience was running out. “I said: excuse me , I have a book here . See if you like to buy it.”
She turned to me and grabbed the book. She told her friend:” I shall call in a few minutes”
She was very pleased to get the book. Then we talked about each other. She is living in Singapore . She wanted to keep up our ‘friendship’ and promised to contact me soon.

COST OF MILMA MILK

COST OF MILMA MILK
Milma is the agency that collects milk from farmers who are given a fixed price , after testing the butter content. The cost of buying artificial feeds from the merchants, is high. There is shortage of grass. In these circumstances , the cost of milk collected must be raised.
At the same time, consumers like me, whose number far exceeds the number of farmers , will suffer if cost is increased. To help us, there is a proposal to subsidize milk. This is wise.
There are merchants, who import milk from Tamilnadu. They adulterate it, to sell cheaper than Milma .
A Dairy Corporation on modern lines must be launched by the Government. Crores of rupees can be amassed by floating shares. Such farms are rare here.

AAP OPENS ACCOUNT IN KERALAM

AAP OPENS ACCOUNT IN KERALAM
For the first time, a candidate of AAP has won a seat in elections.
His name is Tomy Elisseril. He won the Cherthala North ward by three votes. Now, both LDF and UDF have equal number of seats. AAP will decide which one will have majority .
The significance of the win cannot be overemphasized. The electorate is fed up with both Fronts. AAP can fill the vacuum

COLD WAR IN DELHI

COLD WAR IN DELHI
In the cold war between Lt. Governor and Kejriwal, all non-BJP parties have thrown their weight in favour of AAP leader. This is a pointless interference by the Lt. Governor. Should not the Chief Minister decide who should assist him in his official duties?

MANMOHAN SINGH-MODI MEETING

MANMOHAN SINGH-MODI MEETING
After one year in office, there was a meeting between Modi and former Minister Manmohan Singh. Speculators attach much significance to this meeting. Singh remarked that corruption is not an issue.
All are agreed that Singh is not corrupt. But he connived at whatever was going on behind the scene. It was rumoured that Sonia Gandhi would clear the files first, before sending it to PMO. But in the Court, proceedings were going on against Singh, from which there was no escape.
Did he confess everything to Modi and plead for deliverance? His confession will pinpoint Sonia the real enemy of Modi.
What were they discussing?