Still here, having some of the strangest times in my life.
Just been to the fourth wedding in 3-and-a-bit months. My host is a weel-kent man in this area and seems to be friends with everyone. It’s hard to know what to say about this state. I was speaking with my host and his friends over a drink yesterday (at a gathering like that of the usual suspects in the Cellar Bar on Saturday afternoons). This man said ‘Real India is starvation’. There’s a lot to bear this out. Yet in Kerala at least there’s an optimism that it might get better. I hope so, and, so long as Ajeesh and his mates and people like them are around, it WILL.
OK, enough ramblings. I’ll try to write something a bit less turgid some other time.