Kerala is a state where there are no industries. Most malayalis work in the gulf countries and the economy is sustained based on the NRI remittances. But the tourism industry is doing wonders there and Paul McCartney can vouch for it. The story of how the bureaucrats achieved this is an “amazing story”:http://www.flonnet.com/fl2014/stories/20030718003310900.htm (This article has a picture of Thrissur pooram, from the place where I am from)
This is good. As more people earn income from tourism which cannot tolerate disruption, it might affect the political parties who call hartals (since bandh is banned) every other day.
Frontline has two more articles on Kerala
* “Tasks on the economic front”:http://www.flonnet.com/fl2014/stories/20030718004311600.htm
* “Taking IT into the big league”:http://www.flonnet.com/fl2014/stories/20030718005312100.htm
These article all show positive developments happening in a state which gave the impression that it was opposed to development of any kind.
[Thanks to “Niraj”:http://www.nirajweb.com/mt/niraj/ for sending the links]