Wednesday, 2 January 2008


In Kerala which is the state in South India where we spent our holiday, Hindus, Moslems and Christians live comfortably side by side. I’m sure the tropical climate and abundance of wonderful foods in what is after all the spice garden of the country must play their part in aiding this compatibility.

It was noticeable however that, whilst it was predominantly men who were talking on the village streets, it was women we saw picking tea, weeding the paddy fields and washing pots and clothes in the canals. I couldn’t help wondering, therefore, if there was the same level of domestic bliss in the home as between the differing religions on the street.

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