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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Tips for Kerala-1



May is the election Month in Kerala. Every street corner will host a few dozen speakers competing for listeners, garlands and applause. Pete,Dez, Rahul and the pack of dogs could offer some competition...
Perhaps Pete would become a popular speaker and compete for ear and mind space in an election month? What he talks would not really matter so long as he sprinkles words such as Marxism, Fascism, socialism, communism, nepotism, nihilism and other '-isms'. Keralites love -isms and immediately assume that this guy knows a thing or two.
Then of course, it is important to drop in a couple of pet clichés (Kerala is still virginal PG Wodehouse territory).
Like:
Running is the 'life and soul' of living. (Or the 'flesh and blood').
I ran from 'pillar to post' to run through Kerala.
'Time and again' I have been wanting to do this.

The occasional proverb, even if it is completely out of context, would be handy too.
'A rolling stone gathers no moss.' Where is the closest coconut toddy shop?
'Birds of the same feather flock together.' Do you know where the ducks are - I am feeling hungry.
‘Early bird catches the worm.’ I think there is something floating in my soup.
Then again, Pete and Dez are the last people who need advice on these things.
I shall wind up, as I know no more. When ignorance is bliss, silence is golden.
RK

4 Comments:

At Thu Mar 23, 12:21:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pete,
How about a challenge to climb all the coconut trees in Kerala? it might still work out to about 650 kms in total? You could spread that out over the entire day? You wouldnt have to worry about dogs chasing you!

 
At Thu Mar 23, 08:25:00 PM 2006, Blogger Gareth Evans said...

With his weedy arms?!? Nah!

 
At Fri Mar 24, 09:56:00 AM 2006, Blogger Robbie said...

This blogging lark is fun. Just set myself up. Not much else to say though. Just worried that the Indian diet will help with the 'runs'.

 
At Fri Mar 24, 10:24:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some turbocharged fiery curries could speed Pete along the way...
RK

 

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