I am a Laser Physicist hailing from the south of India - from Trivandrum(or Thiruvananthapuram as it called by the natives) in Kerala, and am working in a quasi-government R&D institute known as the Centre for Earth Science Studies, since 1980. As you could(n't) guess, I am young at 46 and live with my wife, Usha, and two kids, Hari and Hema. We had a Lhaso Apso pet dog (Pappu) and a cat(Brownie. But they are no more now.. but the memory remains. You could see some photos of Pappu in my Family Album. My wife is very much interested in music and she is a member of Madhurima Family Music Club in Trivandrum. She works as Counter Supervisor at the Trivandrum office of Oman Airways.
Kerala is described by the State Tourism Board as "Gods Own Country" - for whatever reason it is. However still, it is a fascinating place to be in - with a long stretch of beach (about 600 km) on its west coast, with associated backwaters, lakes and mountain ranges on the east.. Kerala is the land of Keras (Coconut palms). Kovalam and Varkala beaches attract a large number of tourists every year. Kalaripayattu the mother of all martial arts had its origin in Kerala. It is still surviving against the tide of changing times. Of late, a lot of Indians and a good many foreigners have taken a new interest in Kalaripayattu.
Our mother tongue is Malayalam (please note it spells the same from left or right) and hence or otherwise, the people of Kerala are known as Mallus outside the country. We Keralites/Malayalies are basically rice eaters, and love rich spicy food. Kerala has the distinction of being the state with maximum literacy rate and minimum child mortality rate in India. Being plundered by alternate Communist and Congress (LDF or UDF) governments, the state never had a good industrial climate and depends on its Non-Resident population (NRI) for its affluence and prosperity!!
More about me
My Italian connection
My visit to Karlsruhe, Germany
My visit to Lund, Sweden
My visit to Zurich, Switzerland
My recent trip to Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Firenze - A must see place!!
Some pictures I like
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