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Volume 3

Issue 3

Winter 2008

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èμø{ß μÅ AXn-\-Sp¯v Ic-ªp-I-e-§nb I®p-I-tfmsS Hcp hr² . AhÀ CS-bv¡nsS ih-¯n \n¶pw Imd-dn sX¶n-t]mIp¶ XpWn-sb-Sp¯v t\sc-bn-Sp¶pnmbn-cp¶p. ]s£ GIm-{K-X-tbmsS Ipgn-sh-«p¶ _met\m , ih¯n-\-cn-In Ccp¶p tX§p¶ hr²tbm Fsâ a\-sÊ-Sp¯nà . apcptIi³ F¶ sImSpw-¦m-ddv Fsâ-bp-Ån Bªp hoip-I-bm-bn-cp¶p. A¶p a²ym-\-¯n-emWp Rm³ honpw apcp-tIis\ Inp ap«p-¶Xv. -ap-cp-tI-isâ ImXp-I-fn \ndw Ipdª Hcp ISp-¡³ Xq§n-bm-Sp-¶p-nm-bn-cp¶p . ]ofbSª I®p-I-fn Btcm-sSm-bpÅ ]I Xnc-b-Sn-¨ncp¶p. inin-c-¯nsâ Xfn-cn-e-IÄ tX§n-¡nS-¶n-cp¶ ]mXtbm-c-¯p-\n¶v AbmÄ iàn-bmbn InX-bv¡p-I-bm-bn-cp¶p . {Kma-¯n-eqsS Hcp XhW am{Xw IS-¶p-t]m-Ip¶ _Ên \n¶mWv apcp-tI-i³ Cd-§n-bXv. AbmÄ kzbw Cd-§n-b-Xà Btcm XÅn-bn-Sp-¶-Xm-bn-«mWp InXv. ^p«vt_m-Unsâ Ah-km-\s¯ ]Sn-bn \n¶v , Ahy-à-amb `mj-bn AbmÄ Fs´-Ãmtam ]d-ªpt\m¡n . ]ns¶ Rm³ InXv ]mX-tbm-cs¯ Icn-¦Â Nofp-I-fpsS i_vZhpw apcp-tIisâ hogvN-bp-amWv . Acn-Inen-cn-¡p¶ sNdp-¸-¡m-c-t\mSv Ft´m ]dªv In-IvSÀ Nncn-¨p-sImnv apcp-tI-is\ t\m¡n Nc-Sp-h-en¨p. Gem B¸o-kn\p sXm«-cn-sI-bpÅ hmS-I-s¡-«n-S¯n\p apI-fn Infn-hm-Xn-en-eqsS Is®-dnªv Ft´m HmÀ¯n-cn-¡p-I-bm-bn-cp¶p Rm³ . Gem B¸o-knse Hcp ac-¡-tk-c-bmWv Fs¶ honpw Cu {Kma-¯n-te¡v sIm¯n-sb-dn-ªXv . ChnsS F\n¡v kplr-¯p-¡-fm-cp-anÃ. Hgn-hp-k-a-b-§-fn-seÃmw Rm³ an¡-t¸mgpw hmS-I-s¡-«n-S¯n\p Xmsg \n¶p tIÄ¡p¶ kwkm-c-¯n-te-¡n-gbpw . ]ns¶sbhnsS-sb-Ãmtam a\Êp ]mbpw. Hcp-d-¡-¯n\p tij-apÅ ]I-ep-IÄ an¡-t¸mgpw F\n¡v kzØ-X-tb-Im-dpnv . ]ns¶ BddIgm-bn-bn Pet¯m-sSm¸w h¶p hogm-dpÅ Nh-dp-t]mse hnI-e-amb Nn´ IÄ sImnv a\Êp h¶p-\n-dbpw . A§-s\-bpÅ {]`mXw a²ym-\-¯n-te¡p \onXv Rm\dnªncp-¶nÃ. See page 5

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A¶p kÔy-s¡sâ aS-¡-bm{X Hcp ivaim-\-¯n-eq-sSbm-bn-cp-¶p . kÔy-bpsS Xnc-¡p-Im-Wm-\n-d-§nb F\n¡¶v , H¶pw {i²n-¡m³ Ign-ªnÃ. a\Êp \ndsb apcptI-i-\m-bn-cp¶p. Nnc-§nsâ Nph-¶p-cpn I®p-I-fn-eqsS tkm¸n³Ip-an-fIÄ Hen-¨n-d-§p-t¼m-gpÅ \od-den ]nS-ªpXp Åp¶ Ip«nIfpw Ahsc Xnc-¡n«p XÃn-¡p-fn-¸n-¡p¶ A½-amcpw Nne-t¸m-sgÃmw Fsâ ImSp Ib-dp¶ Nn´bv¡v ISn-ªmWn-«n-cp¶p. F¶n«pw Hmtcm ImÂh-bv]nepw apcp-tI-i³ F¶n hfÀ¶p hep-Xmbn . Ah-k-km\w Fsâ Hmtcm skÃp-Ifnepw AbmÄ skÃp-h¨p \n¶p.]n-¶o-sS-\n¡v Bscbpw ImW-W-sa-¶p-n-bn-cp¶n à AXp-sImnv XX-s¶-bmWv Fsâ aS-¡-bm{X Rm³ ivaim-\-¯n-eqsS B¡n-bXv. Hcp s]mXp ivaim-\-am-bn-cp¶p AXv . ]pg-¡-c-bn \on Im«-¸p-Ãp-IÄ sImnp-taª AXn-eqsS Bcpw \S-¶ncp-¶nà . {Kma-¯n Ae-ªp-Xn-cn-ªp-\-S-¡p¶ ]c-tZ-inIfpw . AbÂ{Km-a-§-fn-ese A\m-Y-I-fp-saÃmw BcptStbm ssII-fn-eqsS ChnsS F¯n-bn-cp¶p. ivaim-\-¯n-semcp _me³ \n¶v Bªp Ipgn-sh-«p-¶pnm-bn-cp¶p . Ah-\p-Np-ddpw Ae-¯-Ãp¶ Im«-¸p-Ãp-I-f . \mW-b-¯p-«p-IÄ C\nbpw F{X AIsesb¶ Nn´-bn Ah³ CS-bv¡nsS \nhÀ¶p \n¶p. sXm«-cnsI Hcp ihw , v

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apcp-tI-i³ F¶ BLmXw From Page 4

s\¸m-S-§Ä hIªv Cg-ªn-gªp hcp¶ tdmUn ko¡m-c-t¯msS \n¶ _Êpw AXnsâ ^p«vt_m-Un- \n¶p hoW apcp-tI-i-\p-amWv Fs¶ Nn´-bn \n¶pWÀ¯n-bXv. Npd-dnepw ]I-¨p-t\m-¡n-bn-cp¶ apcp-tI-isâ ZrjvSn he-b-¯n Rm³ s]«p. H¶p Xncn-ªp-t\m-¡nb Rm³ InXv [yXn-s¸-«p-\-S¡p¶ apcp-tI-i-s\-bmWv . ssIsIm-«n-bn«pw Nqf-a-Sn-¨n«pw apcp-tI-i³ \n¶nà . sl¯v skâdpw {KÙ-im-ebpw IS¶-bmÄ ]mbp-I-bm-bn-cp¶p. Fs¶ In-bp-S³ apcp-tIi³ F´n-\m-tWm-Sn-sbm-fn¨Xv. ià-amb ssII-IÄ F´n-\mWp apcp-tI-is\ XÅnbn-«Xv . \nc-´-c-amb Bß]oV-\-§-fn XfÀ¶p-t]mb apcp-tI-i³ Cd-t§-n-bnSw Ignªpw Cd-§m-Xn-cpt¶m AtXm Imin-Ãm-bn-cpt¶m. hmS-I-s¡-«n-S-¯n-te-¡pÅ hgn \osf Rm³]eXpw Nn´n¨p. aq¶p \mgn-I-IÄ¡-¸p-d-apÅ Hcp {Kma-¯n Btcm Dt]-£n-¨p-t]mb hoSpw IÂa-Xn-en-\-¸p-d-¯pÅ apcp-tIisâ hoSpw . Fsâ HmÀ½-bn sXfn-ªp-h¶p. A¶-bmÄ Fsâ Bcp-a-Ãm-bn-cp¶p. F¶n«pw Fsâ FÃm-am-bn-cp¶p . shfp-¸n-s\-gp-t¶-d-dm aXn-en-\-¸pdw apcp-tI-isâ ho«n \n¶pw hg-¡p-tIÄ¡mw. apcp-tI-isâ `mcy Ip«n-Isf Xe§pw hne§pw ]nSn¨p XÃpw , ]m{X-§Ä Fdn-ªp-Sbv¡pw . IÂa-Xn-en I¿q¶n apcp-tI-i³ \nÀÆn-Im-c-\mbn \n¡pw . ]ns¶ tXmÀs¯Sp¯v tXmfn-en«v Ft§m-s«-¶n-ÃmsX \S¡pw. Hcp Znhkw kÔybv¡v hmXn-en-\-¸pdw I\¯ i _vZtI«p apcp-tI-i-k³ ]qap-J-¯nÃ. hmXn ]e-I-bn Ft´m h¶-e-bv¡p-¶Xp tI«v Ip«n-IÄ Xncn-ªp-t\m¡n. apcptIis\ `mcy HXp-¡p-¡-Ãn-te-¡p-´n-bn-«p. apd-d-¯p-P\w \ndªp. þPK¶mY-\p-thnn Rm³ hmXn CS-bv¡nsS Xpd-¶psIm-Sp-¡m-dp-ns{X AXn\o Ingh-s\´p thWwþ , Npd-dn-bn-cn-¡p¶ Cusc-g-t¯mÀ¯v Dcn-ªp-t]m-Ip-¶-Xpt]mse apcp-tI-i-\p-tXm¶n. Cu hg¡pI-fp-sS-sbÃmw kq{X-[m-c³ PK-¶m-Y³, apdd¯p k¶n-ln-X-\m-bn-cp¶p . Hmtcm hg-¡p-I-fn-eq-sSbpw Ah³ ]Sn-]-Sn-bmbn apcp-tI-isâ Ip¸m-b-a-Wn-bp-I-bm-bn-cp¶p. apd-d¯p XSn¨p IqSn-bn-cp¶ P\-¯n-\n-X-dn-bm-am-bncp¶p. Rm\pw AÑ\pw A½bpw Hcp Xocp-am-\-sa-Sp¯p. ]ntä¶p R§Ä Øew hn«p . ]s£ Dd-¡-¯n Rm³ IÂa-Xn-en I¿q-¶n-\n¡p¶ apcp-tI-is\ kz]v\w ImWm³ XpS§n. HXp-¡p-¡-Ãn hoWp¡n-S-¡p¶ apcp-tIisâ Nn{Xw Inv Rm³ Dds¡ Ic-bm³ XpS-§n. R§Ä honpw apcp-tI-isâ ho«p-ap-ä-s¯¯n. apddw \ndsb Xg¨p hfÀ¶ ]pÃp-IÄ .A-gp¡p ]pcn Npa-cp-I-Ä. hmXn ap«n Im¯p \n¡msX Rm³ apcp-tI-is\ Dds¡-bp-ds¡ hnfn¨p . Iptd Ign-ª-t¸mÄ Hcp k{Xo-cq]w ]pd¯p h¶p. apcp-tI-is³d `mcy. apcp-tIis\ At\zmjn¨ R§Ä¡v Hcp apdn ImWn-¨p-X¶v AhÀ ASp-¡-f-bnte¡p adªp. Xe-ap-d-I-fpsS Agp¡pw sagp¡pw ]pcn I«nÂ, AgnI-f-SÀ¶ hmXn ]gp-Xn-eqsS ]pd t¯bv¡p t\m¡n Bªp hen-¡p¶ apcp-tI-i³ . Abª sXmen-¡p-Ån \n¶pw s]m´n-h-cp¶ hmcn-sb-Ãp-I-Ä . R§sf In-bp-S³ Bªp hn« s\Sp-hoÀ¸n H¶p Nncn-¡m³ {ian¨p . ]n¶oSXv tX§-embn. apcp-tI-isâ saenª ssII-fn ]nSn¨v Aѳ Bizkn-¸n-¨p-sIm-nn-cp-¶p. apcp-tI-isâ XfÀ¶ apJhpw , Xpnp-Xp-nmbn apdn-bp¶ hm¡p-Ifpw Inv Xpfp-¼p¶ I®p-I-tfmsS Rm³ ]qap-J-t¯bv¡p h¶p. apcp-tI-isâ `mcy At¸m-gpw ASp-¡-f-bn Npän-]än \n¶-X-ÃmsX R§fpsS ASp-t¯bv¡p h¶nÃ. t]mIm³ t\cw R§Ä apcptIis\ H¶p-IqSn kam-[m\-s¸-Sp-¯m³ {ian¨p. At¸mÄ apdn-¡-I-t¯bv¡v HcmÄ F¯n-t\m-¡p-¶Xv Rm³ Inp . apcp-tI-is\ H¶p-gnn Ä v n

ªpt\m¡nb tijw AbmÄ ]qap-Jt-t¯bv¡p t]mbn. PK¶mY³ AbmÄ ]g-b-Xnepw Dt·jhm\m-bn-cp¶p. \K-c-¯nse Pohn-s¯-¡p-dn¨pw tPmensb Ipdn¨pw AbmÄ At\zm-jn¨p Nne-Xn-s\Ãmw Rm³ D¯cw \ÂIn . R§Ä honpw apcp-tI-isâ apdn-bn-te¡p sN¶-t¸mÄ AbmÄ s]m«n-¡-c-ªp. R§Ä thZ-\-tbmsS Xncnªp \S¶p. hÀj-§Ä ]eXp Ignªp F\n-s¡sâ kplr-¯nsâ I¯p h¶p AXn apcp-tI-i³ Abm-fpsS thZ-\-Ifpw sImnv \mSp hn«-Xmbpw PK-\m-Y³ AhnsS Xma-k-am-¡nsb-¶p-am-bn-cp¶p. Imew \½psS Pohn-X-¯n-te¡v Fs´Ãmw amä-§Ä Fdn-bp¶p, {Kojva-¯nsâ Hcp a²ym-\-¯n apcp-tI-i³ honpw Fsâ ap¶n-eqsS an¶n-a-dªp. ]mÀ¡nse _©n-encp¶ Fsâ ap¶n Hcp ]p©n-cn-tbmsS AbmÄ h¶p

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C¡sc \n¶p Rm³ t\m¡p-t¼mÄ A¡-sc-¸¨ Icn-bp¶p Acn-I-¯p-a-I-e-¯p-a-Ihpw ]pd-hpam bdn-bm-sX-bmtcm ]n´p-S-cp¶p.

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\n¶p . Rm³ ]p©n-cn-¡m³ {ian¨p ]s£ AbmÄ Ft´m Xnc-bp-Ibpw In«msX h¶ Pmfy-t¯msS \n¡pIbpw sNbvXp. AbmÄ Fs´m-s¡tbm Abm-fpsS IS-a-Isfbpw IS-¸m-Sp-I-sfbpw Ipdn¨v ]dªp sImnn-cp-¶p. Rm³ F{X hnfn-¨n«pw AbmÄ Fsâ IqsS hcm³ Iq«m¡n-bnÃ. Ime-¯nsâ IpXn-¨p-t]m-¡n Fsâ AÑ\pw A½bpw acn-¨p. Rm³ Xncn¨v Cu {Kma-¯n-te-¡n-gªp . ivaim-\¯n-eq-sS-bpÅ bm{X-bn sl¯v skâÀ ]n¶n-«-X-dnªnÃ. Rm³ FÃm CS-h-gn-I-fnepw PK-¶m-Ysâ hoS-t\zm-jn-¨p. Acn shfn-¨-¯n Hcp {`m´-s\-t]mse Rm³ Aeªp HSp-hn PK-¶m-Ysâ ho«p-ap-ä-s¯¯n. ssIIÄ ]nW-¨p-h¨v Nmcp-I-tk-c-bn \onp InS¡p¶ PK-¶m-Y³. Ft´m At\zm-jn-¡p-I-bm-bn-cp¶p. apcptI-isâ `mcy HXp-¡p IÃn-en-cp-¶p Xe NnI-bp¶p. Fhn-sS-sbm-s¡tbm Id-§n-¯n-cnª tijw apcp-tIi³ Ip«p-Isf ImWm-\mbn Xte Znhkw ho«n-se-¯nsb¶pw. cm{Xn DSp-Xp-Wn-bn-ÃmsX P\m-e-bn ]nSn¨p \n¶v G´n hen-s¨¶pw G´n-h-en¨p \n¶ apcp-tI-i³ GtXm \nan-j-¯n I®p Nn½n-sb¶pw AbmÄ Hä izmk-¯n ]dªp. ivaim-\-¯n Bªp-In-f¨ _mes\ Rm³ HmÀ¯p. Acn-In-en-cp¶v tX§n-¡-cª hr² GXm-sW¶v Rm³ PK¶m-Y-t\mSv tNmZn-¨nà . apcp-tI-i\p thnn tX§m³ GsX¦nepw hnU-Vn-IÄ ImWpw. apcp-tI-i\p ih-¡p-gn-sh-«p¶ _mes\ Im¯n-cp¶ PK-¶m-Y³ CS-bv¡nsS Xn®-bn h¨n-cp¶ \mW-b-¯p-«p-I-fn hncÂXp-¼p-IÄ Ian-gv¯n-bncp¶p. þRm³ t]mWp þ Rm³ s]s«¶p Xncn-ªp-t]m-cm³ t\m¡sh PK-¶mY³ Fs¶ Xpdn-¨p-t\m-¡p-¶p-nm-bn-cp¶p. þ H¶n-cp-¶n-«nà AXn-\p-apt¼ Xs¶ þ apcp-tI-isâ `mcy-bn \n¶pÅ D]-Nm-c-¯nsâ hm¡p-IÄ Fsâ ]n¶n Xd-¨p. t]mb hgn-IÄ Xmnn Rm³ honpw ivamim-\-¯nse¯n . Im«-¸p-Ãp-IÄ¡nS-bn ih-¡q-\-bv¡p-ap-I-fn \nemhp sXdn¨p InS-¶n-cp¶p. ]mXncm XWp¸v Acn-s¨-¯nbn«pw Rm³ apcptIisâ ih¡q\bv¡-cn-In \n¡p-Ibm-bn-cp-¶p.

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ssN\okv hmkvXp-im-kv{X-amWv s^Mvjqbn F¶t]-cn Adn-b-s¸-Sp-¶-Xv. ssN\okv `mj-bn-epÅ CXnsâ D¨m-cWw ^qMv tjz (Phoong Sehway) F¶m-Wv. s^Mv F¶ hm¡n\v Imäv F¶pw, jqbn F¶ hm¡n\v Pew F¶p-amWv AÀ°w. C¶v A´ÀtZ-iob Xe-¯n Gähpw IqSp-X {]Nm-c-¯n-epÅ hmkvXp-im-kv{X-amWv s^Mvjqbn. `mc-X-¯nÂ\n-¶pw, _p²-aXw {]N-cn-¸n-¡p-hm-\mbn ssN\-bnÂt]mb _p²-k-\ym-kn-amÀ, `mc-X-¯n {]_-eam-bn-cp¶ hmkvXp-imkv{Xw ssN\-bn {]N-cn-¸n¨p F¶pw, {]kvXpX imkv{Xw, ssN\-bpsS `qan-im-kv{X-¯n\pw, Imem-h-Ø-bv¡pw, aäpw A\p-tbm-Py-amb coXn-bn Ime-{I-taW cq]m-´-c-s¸-«-XmWv s^Mvjqbn F¶p-amWv Adn-b-s¸-Sp-¶-Xv. AXnÂ\n¶pw, s^Mvjqbn-bpsS DÛhw, `mc-Xob ]mc-¼cy hmkvXp-im-kv{X-¯nÂ\n-¶p-amWv F¶v \ap¡v a\-Ên-em-¡mw. `mc-Xob kn²m-´-a-\p-k-cn¨v FÃm Poh-Pm-e-§Ä¡pw DuÀÖw e`n-¡p-¶Xv {]mW-i-àn-bn \n¶m-W-sÃm. ssN\okv `mj-bn Cu iàn¡v ""Nn (Chi)''F¶v ]dbp-¶p. ""Nn'' F¶ {]mW-i-àn¡v A\p-Iq-ehpw (Positive) {]Xn-Iq-ehpw (Negative) Bb cnv hI-t`-Z§-fp-nv. CXn A\p-Iqe iàn¡v ""bmwMv (Yang)'' F¶pw, {]Xn-Iqe iàn¡v ""bn³ (Yin)'' F¶pw ]d-bp¶p. {UmK¬ (Dragon) A\p-Iq-e-i-àn-sb-bpw, ISph (Tiger) {]Xn-Iq-e-i-àn-sbbpw {]Xn-\n-[o-I-cn-¡p-¶p. FÃm hkvXp-¡-fnepw, iàn-I-fn-epw, ""bmwMv, bn³'' iàn-I-fpsS {]`mhw Dnv. ]qÀ®-ambpw ""bmwMv'' Btbm, ""bn³'' Btbm H¶pw Xs¶-bn-Ã. ""bmwMv, bn³'' F¶o iàn-IÄ Ft¸mgpw ]c-kv]cw {]Xn-{]hÀ¯n-¨p-sIm-nn-cn-¡p-¶p. AXp-sImnv ""bmwMv' iànbnÂXs¶ ""bn³'' iàn-bpw, ""bn³'' iàn-bn ""bmwMv'' iàn-bnÂXs¶ ""bn³'' iàn-bpw, ""bn³'' iàn-bn ""bmwMv'' iànbpw Ft¸mgpw A´Àeo-\-ambn-«p-nv. Cu cnv iàn-I-fp-sSbpw ka-Xp-en-Xm-hØ (balance), sFiz-cy-t¯-bpw, `mKy-t¯bpw {]Zm-\w-sN-¿p¶p. Cu ka-Xp-en-Xm-h-Øbv¡v `wKw hcp-t¼mÄ (imbalance), \nÀ`m-Ky-hpw, {]bm-k-§-fpw, sFiz-cy-lo-\Xzhpw Dnm-Ip-¶p. CXmWv s^Mvjqbn imkv{X-¯nsâ

a-\pjy³ kt´m-jt¯mSpw Btcm-Ky-t¯mSpw IqSn Pohn-¡p-¶-XmWv hmkvXp-im-kv{X-¯nsâ e£yw. Cu imkv{Xs¯ C´y-bn þ C´y s{SUo-j-W hmkvXp F¶pw ssN\-bn ^pMvtjz F¶pamWv ]d-bp-¶-Xv. Cu cnp-im-kv{Xhpw kwtbm-Pn-¸n-¨p-sIm-npÅ hnZybmWv Câ-t{K-äUv ^pMvtjz hmkvXp. Cu hnZy ]e ]mÝm-Xy-\m-«nepw X\Xp-hm-kvXp-\nÀ½m-W-coXn¡pw, hmkvXptZmj-a-I-äm-\pw, X\Xp hfÀ¨¡pw hfsc {]tbm-P\w, kpc-£n-X-Xzw, cq]-`w-Kn, KpW-ta-·-bnepw ImWp-¶p-nv.AXn-ap¼mbn \ap¡v ssN\okv hmkvXp-imkv{Xw F´mWv, AXn-s\-¡p-dn¨v H¶v Adn-bmw. \n§-fpsS kwi-b-§fpw A`n-{]m-b-§fpw vasthulogam@yahoo.com kairalicanada@gmail.com F¶ hnem-k-¯n Subline-Sankalprajnair F¶v FgpXn Cþ-sa-bn sN¿p-I.

hmkvXp-hn-Nmcw Cu e¡w hS-¡p-In-g¡v Zn¡v bmsXm-¶pw-sImnv \nd-¡-cp-Xv. Ah AXnsâ DS-a-bpsS hfÀ¨-sbbpw IpSpw-_¯nsâ bi-Ên-s\bpw XIÀ¡pw. p p p q â ASn-Øm-\-X-Xzw. s^Mvjqbn imkv{X-¯nÂ, Hmtcm hkvXp-¡-sf-bpw, iàn-I-sf-bpw, Ah-bn-ep-ÅXv ""bmwMv, bn³'' iàn-IfpsS Gä-¡p-d-¨n-e-\p-k-cn¨v ""bmwMv AYhm bn³'' F¶v cnmbn Xncn-¨n-«p-nv.

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bmwMv þshfp¸v \ndw þ{]Im-i-am-\-am-bXv (Bright) þkqcy³ þNpa¸v \ndw -Working þ]I þ{]Imiw (Light) þ{]hÀ¯-\-tijn (Active) þNqSpÅImem-hØ (Summer) þkzÀ¤w -þNqSv þ-kq-cy-{]-Imiw (Sunshine) þ-A-\¡w (Movement) þ--{]-hÀ¯n-¡pI (Working) þXe-t¨m-dnsâCS-Xp-hiw(Left brain) þtPmen sN¿pI (Working) þIW-¡p-Iq-«pI (Calculation) þaqÀ¨-bp-ÅXv (Sharp) þ]ÀÆXw þsNdnbIb-ä-§Ä(Gentle slopes) þs]m¡-apÅsI«nSw (Tall building) þkrjvSn-¡p-¶Xv (Productive) þCc-«-kw-Jy-IÄ þ{UmK¬

Câ-t{K-äUv s^Mvjqbn hmkvXp

""bn³'' AI-t¯¡v hen-¡p¶ kvss{XW-i-àn-bm-bn«pw (Internal Pulling Female Force) shfn-bn-te¡v XÅp¶ ]pcp-j-i-àn-bm-bn«pw (External Pushing Male Force) IcpX-s¸-Sp-¶p. DZm-l-cW - ¯n\v IqSp-X {]Im-i-am-\-am-bn-«p-ÅXpw DuÀÖ-kz-eambn-«pÅ Øe¯v ""bn³'' iàn IqSp-Xe - mbn-cn-¡pw. ""bn³, bmwMv'' iàn-IÄ tNÀ¶mWv s^Mvjqbn-bnse Gähpw {]m[m-\y-apÅ ]©-h-kvXp-¡Ä AYhm ]©-i-àn-IÄ (Five elements) cq]-s¸-«n-«p-Å-Xv. Pew (Water), acw (Wood), Aán (Fire), `qan (Earth), temlw (Metal) F¶n-h-bmWv Five Elements. CXv `mc-Xob ]mc-¼cy hmkvXp-im-kv{X-¯nse ]©-`q-X-XXz-hp-ambn kmay-ap-Å-Xm-Wv. s^Mvjqbn XXz-{]-Im-cw, Nn (Chi) F¶ {]]©w apgph³ \nd-ªp-\n-ev¡p¶ iànsb aq¶mbn thÀXn-cn-¨n-cn¡p-¶p. (1) Snbm³ Nmbv (Tien chai) AYhm kzÀ¤o-biàn (Heaven luck) AsÃ-¦n kzÀ¤o-b-`m-Kyw, (2) ssS

Nmbv (Ti chai) AYhm `uan-I-iàn (Earth luck) Asæn `uan-I-`m-Kyw, (3) sd³ Nmbv (Ren chai) AYhm am\p-jn-I-iàn (Human luck). CXn kzÀ¤o-b-iàn \½psS P\-\-hp-ambn _Ô-s¸-«n-cn-¡p-¶p. \à ka-b-¯pÅ P\\w IqSp-X kzÀ¤obiàn¡v Imc-W-am-Wv. CXv `mc-X-¯nse tPymXn-j-im-kv{X-hp-ambn _Ô-s¸-«n-cn-¡p-¶p. Cuiz-cm-\p-{Klw XpS-§nb KpW§fpw CXn AS-§n-bn-cn-¡p-¶p. `uan-I-iàn \mw Xmakn-¡p-¶Xpw, IqSp-X kabw sNe-h-gn-¡p-¶-Xp-amb Øew, sI«nSw F¶n-h-bp-ambn _Ô-s¸-«n-cn-¡p-¶p. CXv `mc-Xob hmkvXp-im-kv{X-hp-ambn _Ô-s¸-«n-cn-¡p-¶p. am\p-jn-I-iàn \mw (a-\p-jyÀ) Xs¶ \½n Dnm-¡p¶ iàn-bm-Wv. CXv \½psS Pohn-X-{I-a-hp-am-bpw, A\p-jvTm-\-§-fpambpw _Ô-s¸-«n-cn-¡p-¶p. CXn kzÀ¤o-b-ià - n-bpsS ta \ap¡v Imcy-amb \nb-{´-Ws - am¶pw km[n-¡p-Ib - nÃ. F¶m `uan-I-i-àn-bpw, am\p-jn-I-i-àn-bpw, s^Mvjqbn hmkvXp-X-Xz-§-f-\p-k-cn¨v \ap¡v ]cn-t]m-jn¸n-¡p-hm³ km[n-¡p-¶-Xm-Wv. \½psS {]hÀ¯n-bpw, hnNmc-hn-Im-c-§-fpw, Pohn-X-¯n \ap-¡p-nm-Ip¶ A\p-`-h-§fpw, FÃmw \nb-{´n-¡p-¶Xv 40% kzÀ¤o-b-iàn \½psS \nb-{´-W-hn-t[-b-a-Ã. F¶m agsb XSp-¡m³ km[n-¡p-I-bn-sÃ-¦n-epw, agb¯v IpS-]n-Sn-¨m \\-bm-Xn-cn¡mw F¶-Xp-t]m-se, kzÀ¤o-b-i-ànsb \ap¡v \nb-{´n-¡m³ km[n-¡-bn-sænepw, AXp-sIm-np-nm-Ip¶ tZmj-^-e§ - -sf, Hcp \à Af-hp-hsc \ap¡v kzm[o-\n-¡p-hm³ km[n-¡p-¶-XmWv. s^Mvjq-bn-bnÂ, \mev Zni-Isf \mev arK-§Ä {]Xn\n-[m\w sN¿p-¶p. Ing-¡p-h-i¯v {UmK¬ (Dragon), sX¡p-h-i¯v t^mbn-\nIvkv (Phoenix) F¶ ]£n, ]Snªm-dp-h-i¯v ISph (Tiger), hS-¡p-h-i¯v Ba (Tortoise) F¶n-h-bmWv {]kvXpX arK-§Ä. Cu arK-§-fpsS ]S-§Ä hoSn-sâ-tbm, AsÃ-¦n {UmbnwKv apdn-bp-sStbm \mep-h-i-¯pw, apI-fn ImWn-¨n«pÅ Zni-IÄ¡-\p-kr-X-ambn {]ZÀin-¸n-¡p-¶Xv ""bn³, bmwMv'' iàn-If - psS ka-Xp-en-Xm-h-Øbv¡v klm-bn-¡pIbpw CXv sFiz-cy-¯n-\pw, `mKy-¯n\pw Imc-W-ambn Xocp-¶-Xm-Wv. s^Mvjqbn kn²m-´-{]-Imcw {]]-©-¯n-epÅ {]iv\§-fpsS aqe-Im-cWw ""bn³, bmwMv'' F¶o iàn-I-fpsS ka-Xp-en-Xm-h-Ø-bn-epÅ hyXn-bm-\-§-fmWv (Imbalance of YIN & YANG energies). Cu hyXn-bm-\-§Ä a\-Ên-em-¡n-bn-«v, Bh-iy-amb ]cn-lm-c-§Ä sNbvXv ka-Xp-en-Xm-hØ ssIh-cn-¡pt¼mÄ {]iv\-§Ä ]cn-l-cn-¡-s¸-Sp-¶p. ]mc-¼-cy-co-Xn-bnepÅ s^Mvjqbn ]cn-lm-c-amÀ¤-§Ä¡v ]©-i-àn-I-fmb (Five elements) Aán, Pew, `qan, temlw, acw F¶nh am{Xta D]-tbm-Kn-¨n-cp-¶p-Åp. I®m-Sn-I-fpw, Xh-fbpw, ao\p-Ifpw (A-Izm-dn-bw) ]mc¼cy coXn-bn-epÅ s^Mvjq-bn-bnÂ, ]cn-lm-c-¯n-\mbn D]tbm-Kn-¨n-cp-¶n-Ã. Ch Ime-{I-a-¯n cq]wsImnn«pÅ ]cn-lm-c-amÀK§-fmWv. hmkvXp-hn-Nmcw Cu e¡w

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Christmas Messages

Let Christmas be a rebirth for all of us... You might have heard the story about two prisoners. The first one looked down through the bars of Jail and saw the dirty water flowing through the canal beside the prison, and felt more depressed. Whereas the second man looked up through the bars and saw the setting sun painting a magnificent picture which lifted up his spirit. Two people saw different truths when they looked out through the same bars.. It is not where you look, but rather what you see matters. God our father looks down and He sees only 'his children'. Even when he sees the hapless miserable sinners He reads out their immense possibilities. Christmas is the time to learn to look through the eyes of God. Jesus came to this world to show us how to look through the eyes of God. Often we look to ourselves and others and say why do we have so much misery?

So much suffering? Meanwhile, we enjoy the gossip; find satisfaction in our own sinfulness, manipulated pleasures of human beings. What St. Paul says becomes true here, "I do not understand what I do; for I don't do What I like to do; but instead I do What I hateâ&#x20AC;ŚWhat an unhappy man I am? (Rom 7:15,24). It seems everybody; Prophets, philosophers, wise men, holy men, United Nation, politicians and even ordinary people want to change the world for the better. Still I wonder how much change happens â&#x20AC;Ś.. When we celebrate Christmas this year, the birth of Jesus, let it be a rebirth to all of us as a new human being, who are able to look through the eyes of God to find the lost, to find our brotheren, to heal the broken, to feed the hungry, to bring peace among people, so as to love all.

Rev. Fr.Jose Thaiparambil

Hence, we all may feel the joy and peace of Christmas. I wish all the Malayalees a blessed Christmas.

Emmanuel - God with us The fact of Christmas is that God became like me. A white missionary went to preach the gospel to the native Indians of America. At first the people referred to him as the "White Man." As they got to know him better they began to call him respectable white man. Later when they saw the goodness of his heart and his desire for their well being, they spoke of him as the white Indian indicating that they were accepting him as one of their own. When one of the Indians injured his feet in an accident the white missionary took the injured man to his house and nursed him. The people were amazed that he could do such a thing. From then on they began to call him "our man", the "man from god." This is what Christmas is all about. Jesus identified himself completely with us. Secondly, we see Christ in all human beings but we see more clearly in those whose humanity is faded or dehumanized. We can discern his presence in the faceless and worthless human being (Mathew 25:35-40). In Christ we see the human face of god. In 1818 on Christmas Eve Joseph Mohr the young curate of a village church in Obendorf Austria, composed a special song for Christmas service in the night it was a song of six stanzas. Franz Grumber, the organist set it to music and both of them sang it on Joseph Mohr's guitar. The stanzas began with the words - Heilige Nacht (silent night, Holy night). That song subsequently, became a much loved Christmas carol throughout the world. The inspiration of the young priest to compose this song was the sight of a young mother in his village parish who was sitting in front of hut with her new born infant in the cold. As she was poor she had very little protection from the cold. This sight

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was so touching that the young priest identified Mary and Jesus in the manger with this poor woman and child. God gave his only son as a human parcel in the form of the baby Jesus. It was a gift which was divine because god gave himself, and yet was human as well because he came as one of us, a real human being. Those who desperately needed him understood the real meaning of god. Christmas gift. The morning of Christmas come home to us in the real sense when we recognize the need of other human beings because God's gift in Jesus Christ was in human form. We do not know what God looks like but we do know that he looks like Jesus. Therefore, God has a human face. If that is the case, then every human being we encounter is a replica or icon of the invisible God, however faint or blurred that image maybe; that is what we see in the parable of the sheep and the goats (Mathew 25). We see the Christ in the person of the hungry, thirsty, sick prisoner and soon. There is the story of a poor family in the 17th century Germany. The father, Muller, has been out of a job, mother has been ailing and bed ridden. They had two children - a son (Hans) 12 year old and a daughter Gretchen (10 years). Like all other children these two also have been looking forward to Christmas celebrations. But even on the day prior to Christmas there were no signs of Christmas in their home because they were too poor. The children were sad. Gretchen came up with an idea, that is to write a letter to their father in heaven about their plight. So they wrote a letter showing their plight and addressed it to God, post office: Heaven, and dropped it in the mailbox near their house. The mailman, seeing this letter pushed it

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Rev. A. Abraham, Vicar. The Canadian Marthoma Church, Toronto

under the door of the mayor of that town. When the mayor got this letter , he first thought it was silly and threw it aside. But he could not sleep the plight of the poor family was haunting him. By midnight he got up and ordered his servants to get enough meat, bread, firewood and provision to the Muller home as per the address given on the letter. Early morning on the Christmas day, the members of the Muller family heard the sound of hoofs at their door. When they opened the door they saw a horse cart with lots of things for them. They had the most unexpected Christmas gift. More than the members of the family, the grumpy and insensitive mayor understood the real meaning of Christmas for the first time. Certainly the poor family agreed with St. Paul when he wrote thanks be good for his gift (2 corinthias 9:15) you know the grace of our lord Jesus Christ that though his poverty you might become rich (2 Cor. 8:9). Wish you all a happy Christmas and a blissful New Year!


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welcomes short stories, poems, essays, art etc. from its readers. Write to the Editor at: kairalicanada@yahoo.ca

‘Save Kerala...’

‘Sanmanassullavarkku Samaadaanam’ Latha looked at her watch. She was going to be late to work. Gritting her teeth at the thought of another long night at the office, she grabbed her iPod and stuffed it into her bag. As she ran out, Latha grabbed the tiffin box located strategically on the dining table and yelled in the kitchen's direction, "Amma…njaan erangunu." (Mother, I'm leaving) Pat came her mother's advice, "Poyitte varette paraaa, molle." (Say you'll return after leaving) At the bus stand, Latha did not have to wait for long. A SAFE bus rolled in, its engine purring to a halt. The driver extended its wheelchair lift to let out a disabled lady and her companion granddaughter. The rest of the passengers petered out of the bus before Latha stepped into its cool interior. This particular bus was operated by Safe and Friendly Environment Lines, the brainchild of Abdul Majeeb, a recently returned Kerala expat. Latha had read all about him in a splashy feature story in "Dusky" - a hugely successful periodical in Kerala. Six years ago, Majeeb had traveled to Masdar to embark on a venture manufacturing luxury boats and yachts for the city's wealthy businessmen and had amassed significant wealth for himself in the process. Yet, as he traveled between Kerala and Masdar, he was continually reminded of the world of difference between his place of birth and place of work. And nothing irked him more than the harassment women received in urban Kerala. At times, he suspected that beneath a largely literate society, lay a seething, frustrated, unemployed body of men who had nothing better to do than harass women on the streets and in every imaginable public place. Majeeb got so obsessed with the problem that whenever he met a fellow Keralite, he steered the conversation in this direction. Yet everyone, men and women, friends and family alike, just shrugged their shoulders and walked away. Then last year, the problem hit home when his sister was pinched and groped on a private bus. Shortly after that incident, he bought her a can of mace and then isolated himself in his office to apply his entrepreneurial instincts to the problem. For decades, private and public bus lines were unable to provide safe and secure means of transportation for women and children. Surveys revealed the shocking extent of women who had some experience fending off physical advances while traveling. The numbers were lower, but still disturbingly bad for children, primarily because child molestation went largely unreported. It was a problem that left women and children scarred, and in many cases, families reluctant to let their vulnerable members venture outside for

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work. On the rare occasions that a woman or child complained, retribution was often swift, but the reaction too little too late. Years of building boats and arranging security for celebrity clients at his yacht exhibitions had given Majeeb considerable experience in the tourism and security industries. In his mind, the problems presented by public travel in Kerala were no different. And that is why Majeeb introduced a private protection bus service catering to men, women and children. Ten kilometers from Latha's bus stand, Majeeb sat in his office withhis legs stretched on his desk, a liberty he took on Fridays when the week winded down to a crawl. Flipping the pages of his investment book, he ran through the calculations for his proposed fleet expansion. SAFE had created a tidy profit for him within two years of its launch; now he was going to expand beyond Kochi into Kozhikode and Kollam. Yet, he knew making his figures public to attract investors, was also going to open the gates to copy-cats once competing bus lines learnt just how well he was doing. But then, Majeeb was no stranger to competition. He thrived on devising innovative services and products to differentiate his business. Majeeb reminisced about his neighbors in Kerala ridiculing him (not to his face, because that would have been impolite) when he told them about his new bus service and his ticket prices which were twice theprevailing rate. Indians, let alone Malayalees, are driven by cost, they said. Charge twice as much, get twice as less passengers, they warned him. Majeeb shrugged his shoulders just as they had shrugged theirs. If there was anything he had learnt about business, it was

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that you never learn without trying. So he went ahead with his plans to recruit bus "marshals" - able plainclothesmen who accompanied his buses. In the first month after the inauguration of the bus service, Majeeb did worry. Attendance was poor, and his advertisements attracted just a trickle of passengers, mostly businessmen. Then as word of mouth spread about Majeeb's guard service, he started seeing more housewives and working women among the passengers. Pretty soon, the inaugural bus were running at full capacity and bringing in enough money for Majeeb to justify buying a second, a third, a fourth and even a fifth bus. In the beginning, there was a security guard on every ride. As expectations rose, he dispersed the guards among his buses. With his higher ticket prices, he was able to add more buses to the same routes and restrict the amount of passengers on each ride. Majeeb had long ago reasoned that the shortest distance from point A to point B in Kerala was not just a straight line. It was a line with bells and whistles. He was not interested in selling a commodity. He was not selling space. He was selling a service. He was selling comfort of a watchful pair of eyes. Not the kind of eyes that women were seeking to avoid. But the protective kind his meticulously-selected and screened guards offered. Yet, Majeeb took pains to draw the fine line between regulating and liberating interaction between strangers. He had no desire to run a police state aboard his buses. He wanted men and women to converse and act decently towards each other. He didn't want to segregate the two sexes as some clerics and priests in his home town would have liked. Was he in the business of teaching decency? No, he believed such behaviours could not be forced, just internalized. And what of the criticism leveled at him by a major daily that his rates were beyond the ordinary person's reach? He wrote an emphatic letter to the editor quoting first hand evidence that his bus was actually more affordable. Despite his relatively expensive bus fare, many of SAFE's passengers were switching from more expensive means of transportation including two-wheelers. In the cases of women who were confined to their homes, the opportunity cost was much higher. Majeeb's most cherished possession was a letter from a young lady named Latha, who had written to his office to express her appreciation for his bus lines. Latha was frequently called upon to work for long hours at her office. As such instances

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grew more frequent, her parents despaired and called upon the daughter to quit. Latha knew she could not heed their warning, which while well-meaning, ignored the hard facts of their circumstances. Her father was confined to the bed after a paralyzing stroke; between his medicines and her mother's care, she was the sole breadwinner in the family. Any other job would force them to live from hand to mouth. It was in the midst of this crisis, Latha wrote to Majeeb, that SAFE "rolled into her life". Majeeb liked to think that SAFE was a social experiment, but he knew that it was a business like any other. It existed to satisfy an unresolved need like any other successful firm. Only time could tell what long-term changes his entrepreneurial abilities could shape. For now though, he would be happy just to provide law and order in the void that was Kerala's traveling experience. A knock on the door pierced Majeeb's thoughts and he sat up. His assistant came into his office and said, "It's Minister Balakrishnan." Majeeb raised his brow, "What does he want?" "Something about booking a bus for his son's wedding in June." After some hesitation, she said, "Oh and Bhaskaran is on the other line." Majeeb asked, "Bhaskaran who?" "Union Bhaskaranâ&#x20AC;Śthe one who's in the papers about getting you to sign an agreement for your security staff." ****** Majeeb took in a deep breath and weighed which call was worse. Post Script Sexual harassment is a widespread problem in Kerala. Volumes have been written on the hellish experiences women face while

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they travel and work in our state. According to the 2007 Kerala Economic Review report released last month, atrocities against women have increased three-fold over the past 15 years. 2,078 cases were recorded against women in 1992. In 2006, this figure had risen to 9,110 cases. Despite greater public awareness, little has been achieved as tangible results. Successive governments have failed to provide us with better law enforcement agencies. But blaming the government for everything from the lack of standards in our civic life to our economic problems is becoming more and more a convenient cop-out. Latha's experience and Majeeb's story need not be relegated to the dusty confines of Indian science-fiction. These are very practical applications of existing business models. A little private initiative and lots of common sense can resolve many of Kerala's modern social and economic problems without resorting to charitable or publicly-funded institutions including governments. We have all seen how the latter have fared. I'll let Milton Friedman explain the power of open markets more eloquently, "The great virtue of free enterprise is that it forces existing businesses to meet the test of the market continuously, to produce products that meet consumer demands at lowest cost, or else be driven from the market. It is a profit-and-loss system." Note: All characters in this article are fictitious. Any similaritiesthat these characters may have to any person living or dead are unintentional. (Abishek Nair lives and works in Philadelphia. He is a regular contributor to the popular http://savekerala.blogspot.com.)


Community News

Brutal murders shock Kerala community Protest staged against release of violent criminals Two Malayalee women, highly respected members of the community, 43-year-old Susan John and her mother, 65-year-old Saramma Varughese, were brutally stabbed to death on the morning of October 15, in their east Toronto home. The alleged killer Nathaniel O'Brien, 31, is their neighbour in Rotary Dr., in the Meadowvale Rd.-Sheppard Ave. E. area, is now in police custody. Residents were awaken by a piercing scream from 81 Rotary Dr. at about 7 a.m. Neighbours said Sara John, 20, ran from the home and pounded on doors screaming for help, leaving a trail of blood on porches and walkways. O'Brien was arrested soon afterward. Inside the home police found the bodies of Sara's mother, Susan John, 43, whom friends called Suja, and Sara's 65-year-old grandmother Saramma Varughese. Police spokesperson Tony Vella said yesterday that O'Brien is "known to police." O'Brien had been out on bail since March while facing charges of sexual assault stemming from two incidents. He was released from jail last spring but is scheduled to appear in Superior Court in May to answer to six charges, including two counts each of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault with a weapon and attempted choking. Sara, a York University student, was taken to hospital with injuries sustained in the attack.The young woman, suffering from cuts to her hands and body, told neighbours that someone had forced their way into their home and attacked the family. Police later told CTV.ca that there were "sexual overtones" to the attack. The John family, moved into the home about two years ago and have been very active in the Church of South India on Lawrence Ave. W. and Jane St. Sara took part in a 30-hour fast in August and wrote in the church's newsletter about recognizing God's blessings on her. "As neighbours, we used to talk over the fence. At Christmas time we exchanged presents," said a neighbour. Friends and family members of the Varughese family paid their final respects to the two victims at the Highland Funeral Home in Scarborough. Distraught family, friends and neighbours of two women stabbed to death on Thanksgiving have demanded a public inquiry to find out why they weren't informed about the accused's violent history before he moved to the area. Thousands of people have signed a petition to the government seeking answers.. The community is demanding an inquiry into how people with violent histories get bail and move into unsuspecting communities, said Prince Mookkanottil, a priest at St. George Syriac Orthodox Church in Brampton and chair of the campaign. "This kind of incident should not happen again," he said. Sara John was one of the first people to sign the petition, said Mookkanottil. "She's still in shock but very angry." The petition, which has been given to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Premier Dalton McGuinty and the police, questions a system that gives any accused the right to get bail, said Mookkanottil.

Sara John (Suja) and Saramma Varughese "But that right of the accused can be potentially dangerous for others." O'Brien moved into his parents' house at 79 Rotary Dr., next to the Johns, two months ago. Dianne Harris, who lives down the street, asked, "How could he have been released? He had a violent past. Who is responsible for the deaths of those two women?" Extract from the petition given to the government: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Suja was a single mother and a breast cancer survivor, who worked seven days a week to support her mother and educate her daughter, when this cruel act of violence was thrust upon her and her most-loved ones. We, the South Asian Malayalee community, are protesting against this grave injustice and ask why these hard working, honourable women were not protected by our justice system? On behalf of the late Ms. Suja John and her mother, the late Mrs Sara Varghese, the South Asian Malayalee community of Ontario, demands proper justice for the people of Canada. We are particularly concerned about the physical safety as well as the financial security of the sole survivor of this attack, the daughter of the late Ms. Suja John, and demand that she be adequately compensated and her needs taken care of. Apart from this, we also demand an investigation into the administration of justice that led to the alleged perpetrator of this crime being released on bail. â&#x20AC;&#x153; For the Action Council, Fr. Prince Mookkanottil (President) Rev.Manoj M Zachariah (Convener) Santhosh Koshi (Convener) On 22 November at 2:30 PM a Rally ''RESCUE'' (Resource to Empower Societal Safety in Canada Uniting Everyone) was held at Queens Park in order to express the concern and deep sympathy of the Kerala Community in Toronto. The protest was well attended and addressed by several concerned people. Members of the various Malayalee Association in the GTA area were bused to the venue to show the strength and determination of the Kerala Community in tackling facing society at large. A trust fund for Sarah Ann John has been set up at the CSI Church in Toronto.

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Famous Kerala Recipes...

Chicken 65

The origin of Chicken 65 dates back to the early 1960's. There are different stories behind its name, but it is accepted everywhere that it is the distinctive taste which has made this dish an all time favourite as bar snack, entree, or "fast food". The flavour of the dish comes from ginger, cayenne pepper, mustard powder and vinegar (although the exact recipe can vary).

The number 65 of the popular dish Chicken 65 is variously said to be the number of days taken to prepare the marinade or the year of the dish's creation. One account claims that the dish emerged as a simple meal solution for Indian soldiers in 1965. Others accounts claim that an "enterprising hotelier" targeted macho diners with a 65-chilli recipe and named the dish accordingly. However, the most accepted version is that the recipe originated in an army mess hall where the number 65 referred to the recipe number on the cook's menu list. The Hotel Buhari in Chennai is credited with creating the dish.Whether true or not, the hotel remains known for serving Chicken 65 to this day. Ingredients:

good. Take a deep bowl mix red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt, garam masala, food, colour, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice, yogurt and make a thick paste. Add chicken pieces to this and rub to coat the masala to all sides of chicken. Let this marinate for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. Now heat oil in a kadai or deep sauce pan and deep fry on medium high flame for about 6 minutes or until it turns dark brown on all side. Drain excess oil and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with lemon wedges and onions rings.

1 lb Chicken (1/2 kg approx, cut into small pieces) 4 tsp Red chilli powder 2 tsp Coriander/dhania powder Âź tsp Turmeric powder Âź tsp Garam masala powder 5 tsp Lemon juice 2 tsp Yogurt/curd 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste 3 pinch Orange red food colour 1 tsp Salt (or to taste) 2 cup Oil (for deep frying) 4 stks Coriander leaves (for garnishing)

This dish can be made with boneless chicken or chicken legs and thighs. Wash and cut chicken in desired size, small portions tastes

Fort Cochin Meen Moiley (Fish in Coconut Gravy) Ingredients:

12 fillets of red snapper or pomfret 2 tbs (30 ml) coconut oil 1 tsp (5 g) mustard seeds 8 flakes (16 g) garlic, chopped fine 2.5 cm ginger, julienne 6 green chillies, slit lengthwise, deseeded and julienne 150 g onions, sliced into rings Salt to taste 24 curry leaves 3 (225 g) tomatoes, cut into 8 slices each 1/2 tsp (2 g) turmeric powder 1/2 cup (120 ml) coconut milk (third extract) 3/4 cup (180 ml) coconut milk (second extract) 3/4 cup (180 ml) coconut milk (first extract)

1 tbs (15 ml) lemon juice Procedure: Heat oil in a pan and season with mustard seeds. Stir over medium heat until they begin to splutter. Add garlic and ginger and stir for a minute. Add green chillies and stir lightly. Add the onions and sautĂŠ until translucent and glossy. Add turmeric powder and stir well. Add fish and the third extract of coconut milk. Bring it to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, turning carefully once, for three minutes. Add salt and stir well. Add curry leaves, tomatoes and the second extract. Cover and simmer for three minutes. Remove the pan from heat and gently (to make sure that the fillets do not break) stir-in the first extract of coconut milk. Return the pan to heat and bring to a boil over low heat. Sprinkle lemon juice and stir carefully. Remove from heat and adjust the seasoning Remove to a bowl and serve with steamed rice.

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SHORT STORY

Music of the Mountains The soothing softness of the jaded sunrays, the raindrops trickling from the stray clouds in the sky he saw while out hunting in the woods and the wind blowing the other way, all made him aware of the imminent monsoon. And he went up the mountain to collect firewood. As though by an intuition, he had already stored the flesh of the deer he marked with his arrow and the fish he caught from the stream-all dried when the sun was hot. Also he had collected in the chambers of his cave, the tubers and the fruits he found in the jungle; and the grains -ripe and dry- from the plants that came up on the valley below his cave, following the last rains. And it was when he reached the mountain top that he experienced the music of the mountains. It reached his ears, reverberating in echoes through the innumerable cave mouths on the mountain. A pleasing chill went up his body and he was excited. It was during one of his honey collecting errands on the mountain some time back that he experienced this music for the first time in his life. All day, he used to wander collecting honey in the gourd shells; during nights he used to sleep on tree tops, a camp fire below with dry leaves and wood protecting him from the beasts of prey. Even before sunrise he used to get up, grab the birds still in sleep in their nests, fry them in live coal and eat them. Thus, it was on the third day that he experienced the music of the mountains. He was captivated and he lost himself to the music. The heaviness of the gourd shells full to the brim with honey, he felt not. He had reached the topmost edifices of the mountain. From there he could see the stream down there in the valley and the herds of deer - tiny figures their heads raising after each gulp. All the while the music of the mountains flowed around him, leaving him in their tiny waves - splashing against the rocks around and breaking into fragments. It was then that he noticed the girl on the rocks below - moving in a dance, the dainty steps. Her loin was covered from the waist with green leaves. Gracefully moving her full breasts and abundant thighs she was dancing. Suddenly he had the delusional awareness of his loneliness and his thoughts hovered around the insipid boredom of his cave. Her dainty steps moved in tune with the music of the mountains. He attempted to

By E. Harikumar Translated from Malayalam by Dr.S.P. Ramesh

attract her attention by clapping and shouting. She looked up at him raising her head but continued her dance. He tried to allure her, holding up to her the gourd shells full of honey. She would not give in. Nodding her head, she flowed in her dance. Realising that she would be vanishing into the dense dark woods shortly, he desperately sprinted towards her. He darted through the trees and reached the rocks but she had already vanished into the dark vegetation. He was deeply perturbed - crestfallen. He had not seen a human being before; nevertheless by some strange insight he realized that she was of his species. He could not pursue honey collection any further and he returned to his cave. He experienced a painful distress between his thighs. His back was all wet with honey, spilt from the gourd shells. For a long time after this experience, the thought of going to the mountain used to frighten him. Now again, while listening to the music of the mountains, he hopefully looked around. At last his eyes were rewarded with

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the sight of the dancing girl on a rocky edifice among the trees at a distance. He observed her - the one who always appeared in synchrony with the music of the mountains - with pleasant interest. He was gripped in a desire to get her as his mate. She would not be enticed, he knew from experience once. And so he decided to kill her and possess her. Having searched out an appropriate rock, he was well positioned to hurl it at her. It was precisely then that something strange happened. The music of the mountains came to an abrupt halt. In the void that followed, he saw her - motionless - looking at him with imploring eyes. His hands moved not. The rock he was holding dropped involuntarily and crashing against the rocks below, scattered to pieces. On the tree top, a yellow bird with a long tail made some noise of reproach. The bamboo trees screamed in their creaking noise. He ran up to her. She stood, without moving, looking at him. The green leaves covering her waist swayed in the breeze exposing her abundant thighs. He saw her breasts slowly rising and falling in tune with the rhythm of her breath, Continued on Page 24

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Music of the Mountains From Page 23 the same full breasts he had seen quivering while she danced. As he drew near her, he noticed that her eyes were wet. He stopped short. Those eyes were sad with grief and grievance. Later, when he hugged her, possessed with lust, she yielded in submission. He tickled her, stroking his beard over her face. Her full breasts pressed firm against his chest. Her eyes closed. He was conscious of the anguish between his thighs. She lay beside, close and merging one with him. He realized the ecstasy of orgasmic experience. They lay close, motionless. As he woke up, there again was the music of the mountains. But when it did resume, he would not know. There was breeze. Atop the trees there was yellow lustre. He picked up his mate who was still in a pleasant slumber. Throwing her over his shoulder, as he used

to carry the deer after killing it, he carried her to his cave. The descent through the sharp rocky terrains did not tire him; nor did he feel the cruel caresses of the thorny bushes on either side of the track. He was aware only of the music of the mountains. He felt the music of the mountains thinning down as he reached the valley, and it pained him. When they reached the cave, she woke. She looked around, her eyes widening in surprise. On the walls were his paintings his expressions over the past so many years. Pointing to the dim corner of the cave, he drew her attention. And there was she! He had painted her in his own blood cutting his body with a sharp stone and painting with the blood from the fresh wound. He had done it on the day of his first sight of her. Leaving her waiting in the cave, he set out with his bow and arrow. The stream was full of ponderous fish. Having struck the big ones, he returned to their cave. Striking two

stones against each other and letting the sparks fall on cotton wool, he made fire. She roasted the fish in the fire and gave him. She watched him in contentment while he was biting at the fish and eating in mouthfuls. Then they heard noises of thunderbolts outside. She shuddered and moved close to him nestling. He went out of the cave. He saw formations of dense rain clouds. A drop from the clouds fell on his shoulder and spurted. He came back to the cave. He closed the mouth of the cave with a big rock and drew near her. As they were warming each other in an intimate embrace, the thought came to him that he had not stored enough firewood to see the monsoon through. He was disturbed. First published in Sameeksha, 1972 Included in the anthology of stories titled 'Kumkumam Vithariya Vazhikal' (Alleys Sprinkled With Vermilion).

Kerala Tourism under pressure of global recession Alarmed by a huge drop in arrival of foreign tourists to the state due to global recession, Kerala government has set up a Working Group to chalk out strategies to tackle the crisis. As per the present assessment, the state has already suffered a 35 per cent fall in the arrival of foreign tourists compared to previous years, leading to a large number of cancellations in hotels, house boats and major resorts. According to a leading house boat operator in Alappuzha, the backwater tourism is heading to one of the worst crises in 15 years. "The business is down by 50 per cent and cancellations come to around 75 per cent," Tomy Pulickel, executive member of the House

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Boat Owners Association, told newsmen in Trivandrum. There were about 400 house boats operating in and around the backwaters of Alappuzha earning a total business turnover over of Rs 35 lakh a day until the global meltdown began to trickle in. This had come down to Rs 10 to 12 lakhs a day now, he said. 'If the crisis continues like this, lay off would have to be declared in house boat sector which offers more than 2000 direct jobs", he added. According to official sources, the impact on Home Stays, which had grown fast in the last few years, would be felt if the bookings in Christmas-New Year season were taken as signs of things in store.

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Kerala Tidbits

Banana leaves banned in Kerala town Next time you drive into the Kerala town of Vadakaara and settle down for a traditional spread at a restaurant, you'll find a key feature sorely missing—the plantain leaves. Vadakara municipal authorities have announced a clampdown on use of plantain leaves by hotels from November 5. The authorities have couched their ban argument in an NGO study that says plantain leaves pose threat to environment—a caveat that's just ridiculous. Recently, the neighboring Sri Lankan government approved preparing food wrappers from banana leaves to fight environmental hazards caused by polythene covers. And they talk of a ban in Kerala! The ban was prompted by a recommendation by the Suchithva Mission

Kerala Ratna Awards

The Kerala Ratna-2008 awards, instituted by Keraleeyam to honour Malayalis who have contributed to the infrastructure development and social reform of the State, has been announced. Sree Chithra Institute of Medical Sciences Director Dr K.Mohandas, Habitat Chairman G.Shankar, Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences founder Azad Moopan, renowned medical practitioner in US Dr Narendra R.Kumar, Founder of Andhra Pradesh-based organization 'Aware' P.K.S.Madhavan and Special Commissioner of the State Amitabh Kant will be presented with this year's Kerala Ratna. The award carries a citation and a plaque. The winners were selected by a jury comprising Keraleeyam Chairman P.V.Abdul Wahab M.P., Jaihind TV Chairman Vijayan Thomas, film-maker Lenin Rajendran and Mangalam daily Associate Editor R.Ajithkumar

Mamootty is ‘Bhiman’

Malayalam superstars are turning to the stage. Earlier it was Mohan Lal, and now it is Mamootty's turn to go on stage. A dash of make up, the costume, a false beard and Mammootty is transformed to a star of Mahabharat. Bhimasenan. "I had always wished to do the role of Bhima. So when this opportunity came I just grabbed it," says Mamootty. Mammotty is playing the ancient hero in Bhimam a stage adaptation of Jnanpith awardee MT Vasudevan Nair's famous play Randam Oozham. "I see MT Vasudevan Nair as my guru. So it's a proud moment for me to be a part of this project," Mamootty adds. But what makes the play unique, is that Mammotty is not just playing Bhim but myriad other characters too like Arjun, Karna and Yudhistir. "Here its more challenging since I had to do four different roles simultaneously all before the audience. Anyways I enjoyed it," he said. Mammooty is not the first Malayalam superstar to bring Bhim and Karna to life on stage. Mohanlal has already made a name for himself playing the roles in Chayamukhi and Karnabhaaram.

TN land ‘encroached’

Yet another inter-state dispute involving Tamil Nadu and Kerala appears to be brewing with local

Governmental Nodal Agency for Sanitation Activities. Edayath Sreedharan, chairman, health standing committee of the municipality, says the ban was in force in September, but very few restaurants fell in line - because they were losing business. They trooped into the municipal office, demanding a rollback and discussions and debates on the issue are in full swing. However, as in the case of most regulations in the state, this one will also have to face the test of strikes & agitation before it becomes a law. The well oiled strike machinery in the state is rumoured to be gearing up against what they call a "systematic attempt by bourgeois capitalist forces to undermine the working class'.

body officials and erstwhile landlords of three villages in Theni district accusing Kerala of 'encroaching' a holy site and converting it into a tourist spot. The Kerala Tourism department had installed a 50-feet tall statue of "Adhivasis" (tribal couple with a baby) at the site and was also collecting money from tourists for visiting the place, said Appaji Rajkumar, erstwhile landlord (Zamindar) of Kombai. Ramkumar says he possessed "copper plate documents", to prove that Ramarkal Mettu belonged to Tamil Nadu. He wondered how the Tamil Nadu forest department allowed Kerala to construct the statue in "our territory and earn revenue". A forest official, however, said the department had raised objections when Kerala began work on the statue some three years ago itself. The site, situated six km from Kombai, belonged to reserve forest area of Tamil Nadu, he said. The disputed land, Ramarkal Mettu, is considered a sacred place for the Hindus as it was here, according to the legend that Lord Rama performed the last rites for bird "Jatayu", killed after a fight with Ravana to save Sita while she was being abducted by him to Lanka.

Kavya Madhvan to wed

It's wedding bells for popular Malayalam actress Kavya Madhavan. Her fiance is a computer engineer named Nischal Chandra. "He is now working with the National Bank of Kuwait as a technical advisor and we plan to get married by early next year. I have a few projects to complete before that," she told reporters in Trivandrum. Born in Nileshwaram in Kasargod district, the 24-year-old actress entered the Malayalam film industry as a child artist in the film "Pookkalam Varavayi" (1991). But she came into the reckoning when she played a role in acclaimed director Kamal's "Azhakiya Ravanan" in 1996. And since then she has not looked back and has acted with superstars Mammootty, Mohanlal and Jayaram. Her most successful films have been with actor Dileep. Her popular films include "Meesha Madhavan", "Madambhi", "Classmates" and "Ananthabhadram". Kavya said she is happy that her fiance is familiar with her profession. "He too has acted in films when he was young, and moreover our families have known each other for long. Acting is not like other professions so I

am very happy that he knows what it is all about," said the actress, who won the Kerala State best actress award for her role in "Perumazhakalam" in 2004. When asked about her career after marriage, Kavya said: "I would like to sign off at the peak of my career. But it is too early to say that I won't act after marriage."

Kerala seeks more NRI funds

The focus of Kerala's Left Democratic Front government during the next three years will be on infrastructure spending to create jobs and attract investments. According to the state's Finance Minister Thomas Isaac, the additional overseas remittances of an estimated Rs80bn that the state hopes to receive annually due to the rupee's depreciation could be channeled into major projects like the Vizhinjam port, an international airport in Kannur and the new north-south highway. The government plans to allow agencies like the Kerala Water Authority, the Infrastructure Kerala Ltd (InKEL), the Roads and Bridges Development Corporation, the Tourism Resorts (Kerala) Ltd and the Fisheries Corporation to raise money through borrowings to develop infrastructure. They will be focussing on funds from Non-Resident Indians.

Obama & O’Malayalam

Barack Obama, who scripted history by becoming the first black President of America, and his campaign had released Malayalam versions of his fivepoint manifesto, which were widely distributed among Indian-Americans through community organizations across the 50 states. The leaflet highlighted affordable healthcare as one of the top priorities of his Administration, pointing out that 24 lakh Asian-Americans in the country were not covered by medical insurance, a costly affair in the US. "A common American family will be able to save at least USD 2,500 per annum according to Obama's plan," the one-page manifesto said. It said that the 47-year-old Democrat started his career as a community organizer in Chicago and spent considerable time working for wiping out all kinds of discrimination. "He will use his experience to protect the rights of the minorities," said the pamphlet.

Malayalam excluded from ‘classical’ status The exclusion of Malayalam from ‘classical’ status among the south Indian languages has sparked widespread protests from political and cultural quarters in Kerala. The debate was triggered by the Centre's recent decision to grant 'classical' status to Kannada and Telugu, apart from Tamil which was earlier conferred the honour, excluding Malayalam. Dubbing this as yet another instance of discrimination against the state, Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan said Malayalam truly deserved the honour considering the yardsticks applied in the case of the other two languages. Several writers and scholars have also joined the issue arguing the case for

Malayalam. "Kannada and Tamil are worth to be awarded classical status. But as Telugu has also been given the title it is injustice to exclude Malayalam," noted writer and academic Dr Pudussery Ramachandran said. "Malayalam and Telugu emerged out of the influence of Tamil and Kannada respectively around the same period. So how could Malayalam be spared of an honour which has been given to Telugu ?," he asked. Kerala Governor R.S. Gavai said it was unfortunate that the Centre did not declare Malayalam as a classical language. Mr. Gavai said he would take up the matter in an appropriate manner with the Union government. He said Malayalam had a rich literary tradition and deserved a ‘classical’ status.

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Poetry

Innocence Forever...

On Our Cover

By Shawn Vadakepeedika In every newborn infant, Rises an untamed innocence of youth, Guiding its years within light of curiosity, Yet away from thee world of repulsive brutality Alas! Thee years hath pass with swiftness of winds, And thous hath enters thee realm of sins, Where thou unveiled thy youth's soul, To thy barters of maturity for thy gullible fowl Thee fast going time has hereby ended, Left along for thee fate undecided, So my friends up to you is whether to stray back to innocence, Or forget and stay mature forever and ever in adoloscence.

Kerala’s growth as India’s Foremost IT Centre

By T.S.K. Menon

In the early 1980s for the first time when I tried to introduce basic computer technology and computerized accounting in Kerala. the Marxist Communist party was deadly opposed to it. The party had then firmly felt that the introduction of computers will result in more unemployment in the state. In establishments where there was a computer in operation, strikes and hartals were very common. Today, the situation has completely and dramatically changed thanks to the active participation and financial support of the Communist Govt, lead by Chief Minster Achudananthan. He has, in recent years, converted Kerala into the fastest growing IT destination in the country. India's foremost computer giants like Tata, Wipro and Infos have already set up large computer parks in Cochin, Trivandrum and other locations in Kerala with large number of technical experts working with them. A new company known as Kerala State Information Technology Infrastructure Ltd, has been recently incorporated for this purpose. Under this project known as "Technocity" an area covering over 500 acres has been set up in Trivandrum. The company has also started multiple special economic zone projects specially in Cochin and other major cities. After completion of all these projects, Kerala is expected to see a book in employment opportunities. Many international companies have already approached the Kerala Govt, to allot land to them in suitable areas for setting up their branches. "UST GLOBAL" a leading provider of IT services and business process

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outsourcing solutions, for many companies around the world, have already secured land in Cochin. The world has realized that Kerala is the only State in India that has 100 perc ent literacy rate and that the state has more than 20 top institutions offering quality education in Computer Science. The tele destiny of the state is said to be double the natural average. About 95% of village Panchayat are now very closely connected to the National Internet. Another most advantage to the IT companies in Kerala is the individual cost factor compared with IT parks outside Kerala - the startup and operational costs are said to be less than 50% than general estimates. The Kerala Government has also plans to establish a Techno City. Construction will start in Cochin soon in collaboration with a Dubai-basedcompany known as TECOM. The project which is estimated to cost Rs. 2000 crores will make Kerala the leading IT destination in India. By 2012 this project will be completed and will create an additional 200,000 job opportunities in the state.

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Vivacious Divya Abraham is a Grade 12 student of Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School. She is currently working for the City of Brampton as a Swimming Instructor. Divya tells about herself: “In my spare time I love to sketch, sing, read, watch movies and dance. I am presently studying Bharatanatayam under Preetha Muraly.”

Guruvayurappan Temple of Brampton The Board of Guruvayurappan Temple of Brampton has announced that Udayasthamana Pooja bookings will be accepted for dates starting from January 5, 2012 . The booking will be for only one day a week i.e. Thursday. While the Udayasthamana Pooja booking rate is $5000, it has been decided that the first 100 bookings will be accepted at a rate of $2500 provided the entire amount of $2500 is given now. Tentative firm dates will be given immediately on confirmation and receipt of the funds. Final confirmation will be given at least 6 months prior to the firm date. Normal bookings will still be accepted and firm dates will be given on receipt of $1000 advance, but such bookings will only be after the first 100 dates. See details at www.guruvayoor.ca

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Book Appreciation

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise and fall of Disaster Capitalism By Joseph Pathiyil

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism By Naomi Klein Hardcover: 576 pages Publisher: Metropolitan Books ISBN-10: 0805079831 A few weeks ago my grand niece, Sherene Chamakalayil had lent me the latest book by Naomi Klein. Sherene had, as part of her summer job for a Publishing Company, sent copes of this book to several Universities, recommending the book strongly. I was curious as to what Naomi Klein had to say. My interest was triggered by the knowledge that she was the daughter in law of Stephen Lewis , the former UN ambassador to the United Nations. Stephen's wife, Michelle Landsberg is also a well known writer in Canada. The thesis of Klein's book is mind boggling. Milton Friedman, the Nobel prize winner in Economics, the guru of trickle-down doctrine, advisor to presidents and dictators, was the proponent of the infallibility of market forces. "The market, left to its own devices, would create the right number of products at precisely the right prices, produced by workers at just the right wages to buy those products- an Eden of plentiful employment, boundless creativity and zero inflation. "Professor Freedman trained hundreds of eager graduates in the University of Chicago's Economics Department, and sent them to all parts of the world to preach and practice this economy of plenty.

Eradication of old ideas In order for the economic doctrine to be fully implemented, every vestige of the old ideas, not just of Marxism, but also and especially of, "mixed economy" as practiced in several countries, should be eradicated. With the help of Ford Foundation, and other interested entities, students were invited to study under Friedman. They came to be known as the Chicago Boys, who gained power and positions and implemented the economy as taught in Chicago. The resulting state of affairs in South American countries, starting with Pinochet's Chile, in Allende's Salvador, in Argentina, in Brazil, in Columbia are described in graphic detail. When Poland won freedom from Communist hegemony, the Chicago Boys rushed there to impose their theory on the country. Aided and abetted by World Bank and IMF (International Monetary Fund), both of which were dominated by Chicago Boys, the pressure to "open market economy" was foisted on South Africa, Russia, Indonesia, and many other hapless countries. Shock and Awe, the signature of the Iraq War,

Naomi Klein was coined by the Chicago Economists, which was religiously attended by Donald Rumsfeld. In fact Rumsfeld was the favorite pupil of Friedman, a mutual admiration society of two. And shock and surprise were integral to the quick implementation of the Chicago philosophy. If hundreds of people had to be murdered, thousands incarcerated in jail, hundreds of thousands unemployed, those were the "collateral damages" of the "perfect scientific system of free market economy" where individuals, on their own self interested desires, create the maximum benefits for all. Of course multinational companies, and "Corporatism" as Klein calls these behemoths, supported and lauded the Chicago Boys. Disasters that were man-made such as 9/11, Iraq Invasion, political upheavals in countries, Enron collapse, energy crisis, food shortages, were engineered under the leadership of the Chicago Boys and fully exploited by corporations that they served. Examples cited in the book are by the scores. Halliburton, a company of which Cheney was the CEO before he became the Vice- President, Rumsfeld's Searle Pharmaceuticals, Gulfstream, ABB, Gilead Sciences, Carlyle Group, etc. etc. profited enormously as a result of these disasters. Natural disasters such as Katrina in Louisiana, tsunami in Asia, and other cataclysms were exploited by corporations. Halliburton was awarded contracts during the hurricane with no tender. Countries such as Sri Lanka and Maldives, urged on by IMF and World Bank, ceded shores that had been the traditional dwelling places of poor fishermen and their families, to corporations to build 5- star resorts, and the state assisted and abetted by building infrastructure using tsunami donations for tourists to reach those luxury resorts. Naomi Klein's book was a revelation on different fronts: -There are as many mercenaries in Iraq as there are American soldiers. -The richest 2% of adults in the world own half

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of global household wealth. -Many CEOs earn 411 times the salary of their workers. -ASEA Brown Boveri (ABB), the Swiss engineering giant sold nuclear technology to North Korea when Donald Rumsfeld was the only North American on its board. The company insists that board members were informed about the project, though Rumsfeld claims to have no memory of the reactor sale. - Rumsfeld was the chairman of Gilead Sciences that owns four patents for AIDS treatments and the company spends a great deal of money lobbying to stop the production of generic versions of the medicines. - Halliburton, the company of Cheney, was responsible for creating the entire infrastructure of U.S military operation overseas at "cost plus". Halliburton received over $20 billion in Iraq contracts. - Contracts worth billions were awarded without tenders to "paper companies" after hurricane Katrina. - A million Jews from Russia who immigrated to Israel have replaced the Palestinian laborers. - After 9/11 Israel became the shopping mall for homeland security technologies. - Individuals and townships that can afford, hire their own private security for protection. And on and on it goes. The book is a treasure trove of valuable and essential information. Anyone who is interested in world affairs, and who is mildly curious as to how world politics and trade work, including the grain shortage hoax of recent times, energy price hike, sub-prime mortgage fiasco etc. etc. must read Naomi Klein's book. (Why did Milton Friedman's cohorts in IMF and World Bank not impose their theory on India? My guess is that persons such as Manmohan Singh who has a doctorate in Economics from Oxford, would not let them.) Well done Naomi. Only a Canadian writer could have written such a fearless and fearsome volume.

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Kerala Notes

Homeless at home...

By Dhanya

Going to one's native state is often a cultural confusion

You can take a Malayali out of Kerala but you can't take Kerala out of a Malayali: That is a common adage given to most Malayalis around the world, even to Pseudo Malayalis like me. A Pseudo Malayali is one who has never lived in the state, is not totally connected to its culture and cannot properly pronounce pazham (banana) and other such tongue twisters. After spending most of my life in Delhi and Mumbai and visiting Kerala occasionally, I had become a Pseudo Malayali for my home-state's denizens. While in the North, I was just a "Madrasi". Despite the cultural confusion, I wanted to experience Kerala on my own, without my parents tagging me along to relatives' homes. I want to explore Kerala like other tourists do, but knew that I will find it easier than them (after all I am a Malayali at heart). The myth was to be shattered soon. While studying in Chennai, I shared my hostel room with five other girls. Three of them-Majusha, Sharika and Saumya-were Malayalis born and raised in Kerala. Every time I opened my mouth to speak in my mother tongue, they had a good laugh at my expense. I was the official circus clown for the Mylapore Room 8 (my hostel) family. But the jokes for me stopped when I realized that half of my faculty who were Malayalis did not even realize that I too was one of them unless I told them my name. When I decided to embark on a journey on my own, my friend, Ayesha Arvind, always ready to try new things, readily joined me. The other five, including another girl from UP, Anindya Upadhyay,

warned her of the dire consequences. "Bus drivers will get confused and you will land up at some obscure place, because Dhanya won't be able to pronounce them properly?" They laughed while helping me pack. From Chennai, Ayesha and I reached Palakkad without any major event. But the journey and the confusion had just begun. After a rollercoaster bus ride, we had to reach a place called Cherkepadi, a place in the interior of Palakkad district. But thanks to my amazing language skills, we reached an obscure place a little outside Palakkad. While another bumpy bus ride took us to the right place after two hours, I finally admitted that my Malayalam... truly sucked. But no one put it better than the conductor chetta, "Naatinaalale, bhasha onum sherikya aariiliya le?" (You are not from town and don't know the language right?) he smiled. Later he gave us directions and we reached our destination. The rest of bus journey was totally worth it. Not only we got have an adventure, but we also partook of some breathtaking sights. When we reached my grandmother's home, her joy was boundless (I was seeing her after four years, without my parents chaperoning, and she was proud I could manage on my own). As for Ayesha, she was totally spellbound by the countryside. But what really awed her was the simple hospitality and warmth of the people-whether the roadside tea stall-owner who gave us free tea to forget our tiresome journey, or the auto rickshaw-driver who helped us with our luggage without us asking. Yes, both of us were home...

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