There’s a Place in India Where Religions Coexist Beautifully and Gender Equality Is Unmatched - Kerala, India

  • metta

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    Apr 10, 2016 3:23 PM GMT
    There’s a Place in India Where Religions Coexist Beautifully and Gender Equality Is Unmatched


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chandran-nair/kerala-religion-gender_b_9577234.html
  • Sportsfan1

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    Apr 10, 2016 9:41 PM GMT
    Metta;
    Once again you've hit out of the ballpark! What a great article you have chosen to share. I always look forward to reading your posts. They always make me feel better and give me hope for tomorrow.
  • bro4bro

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    Apr 10, 2016 11:01 PM GMT
    Wow, let's all pack up and move there!

    Oh wait...

    From Wikipedia...
    "Outbreaks of water-borne diseases such as diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis, and typhoid among the more than 50% of people who rely on 3 million water wells is an issue worsened by the lack of sewers."

    Ugh... no thanks
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    Apr 11, 2016 3:08 AM GMT
    This is not inspiring.
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    Apr 11, 2016 4:33 PM GMT
    Kerala was always on my list of places to visit, as it is a most interesting place. They have a great music tradition there and spend most of a year preparing for these great "opera-like" productions. It is geographically isolated from the rest of India by a coastal range of mountains. Interestingly, we've unknowingly long read of this place in our school history books: The other end of the Spice Road which accounted for so much European commerce in the post-Marco Polo world was Kerala, the major spice producing region then and still today. Several decades ago the Smithsonian Magazine ran a very interesting article on Kerala.
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    Apr 11, 2016 6:15 PM GMT
    bro4bro saidWow, let's all pack up and move there!

    Oh wait...

    From Wikipedia...
    "Outbreaks of water-borne diseases such as diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis, and typhoid among the more than 50% of people who rely on 3 million water wells is an issue worsened by the lack of sewers."

    Ugh... no thanks

    OP hasn't even suggested anything on that line. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 12, 2016 2:36 PM GMT
    I am very proud of my Kerala ancestry but under no illusion that the people are more accepting of an LGBT culture.
  • FRE0

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    Apr 12, 2016 6:28 PM GMT
    Here is the Karelia Suite:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FJIy3UirHA

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    Apr 13, 2016 7:27 PM GMT
    FRE0 saidHere is the Karelia Suite:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FJIy3UirHA



    ...which refers to the Russian province of Karelia, which borders Finland, rather than to the similarly sounding region of India famous for spices!
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    Apr 16, 2016 12:34 AM GMT
    metta saidThere’s a Place in India Where Religions Coexist Beautifully and Gender Equality Is Unmatched


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chandran-nair/kerala-religion-gender_b_9577234.html


    I wonder what they would do if ISIS came into town.