A morning without a newspaper is unimaginable for most of Keralites … The day begins with a hot cup of tea and a news paper.
It’s no wonder why some of the Malayalam (mother tongue of most of Keralites) newspapers are listed among the top ones in the world by circulation.
This image was captured in the hilly district of Wayanad in Northern Kerala, where I was on a bird watching tour early in the morning.
The newspaper in picture is ‘Malayala Manorama‘ with a paid circulation of around 2.3 million (it is the fourteenth most circulated newspaper in the world. It is indeed a significant number if we consider that the total population of the state is 34 million.
Have a beautiful Sunday !!!
This is an interesting time when the term community resilience is heard more frequently than ever before.
Working with the indigenous communities in the mountain landscape of Wayanad, I had the privilege to learn more about their resilient way of life and traditional knowledge. which in fact helped them in surviving this Covid phase.
The importance of cooperation among the community members in farming, knowledge in traditional medicine, shared economics (kind of a barter system) all helped them overcome the tough times with hardly any revenue due to lock downs.
Seems, it’s time to think seriously about the trade off between globalization and hyper localization 🙂