heels on fire: 03/22/06

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Pete this ones for you... a distance chart of important towns across kerala, so now you know what you are into. Mangalore as you mite have already figured is outside of Kerala so doesn t find a mention in here..... trying to get hold of a better map soon so that we can chart our way on paper...

A view from the backwaters of kerala

Across Kerala, access to energy supplements will not be a problem...

heels on fire

Yo Pete,

I read your first bit about doing a book based on community/family level
stories - think it is a truly brilliant idea.
It also sparked of another idea - you could ask families for recipes of
the some of the yummy meals they make and make that into some kind of
small book...then sell it, with proceeds going to a local charity.



Now that I am free of work and other ailments...
It does appear that our circle of support is expanding with new converts and networks emerging by the day. This is hugely reassuring as it blurs that niggling suspicion about Pete and the rest of us being slightly unhinged. Or maybe there are far more batty people around than we initially thought. Either way, it is good to see support from like-minded/mindless souls.

What would the average Keralite think of a foreigner running through the state? Maybe he is too bloody broke to even ride a bus? Maybe he is a foreign agent doing a rece? Or maybe he is nuts? Or could he be running for some social cause? Despite being habitual sceptics, I would think there is a lot of social consciousness around to identify with such a run.

We could test waters by checking out the reactions of some of the Kerala NGOs. I have written to a couple and I will keep you posted on their reactions. If the NGOs latch on, then it would be possible to do a bit more than running through a apathetic countryside? At the end of each day, Pete, Dez and associates could spend some time in the villages understanding people's lives, their issues and the proof of local arrack. Photo and writing opportunities would be plenty.

heels on fire

Harry passed on this website for Indian NGO's. This might assist the local search for whats going on. I will have a look into when I get a chance. If anyone else has time can they help out in extracting the Kerala NGO's. Its going to be good to know whats out there.

Rahul N. S. is definitely joining Dez and myself for the journey. I had a great chinwag and brainstorming session in the pub last night with himself Gaya and Harry-gi.

Last night I dreamt I had a pack of dogs chasing me. It was'nt pleasant. Please - someone tell me, how bad are Keralite dogs?

Long run this evening!

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