mercredi 25 mai 2016

THE CHAOS OF BEING EXOTIC, YOUNG ABLE BODIED MEN ARE ITS ONLY EXPORT THE CASE OF COCHIN

Cochin is exotic because it is chaotic, has no order and no explanation. One finds in the flow and if you are lucky you make friends like I have done.
After 70 hours in Cochin left for Kuala Lumpur.. the only decent choice is Air Asia, which guarantees you to take you there but nothing else, comfort not being a word in their vocabulary.
At the International Airport there is a lounge which allows Priority Pass members to access it, so as I walked in I was happy to recognize the two faces..Coffee, Idlies, Uthappam, chutney were all soon to follow





Cocooned in the quiet of the club I could watch the chaos outside, a metaphor for India, externalize the chaos, it is something that happens to someone else, whereas you are in the calm lounge attended by wispy young ladies with names equally exotic such as Wismaya..
Flights are called out to various destinations in the gulf states and piles of young men rush and stand in line. almost all the export from India is Labour to these hot and humid countries.
Airlines from the Gulf arrive stealthily as the dawn is breaking and they leave very quickly, carrying back with them the tired flight attendants and pilots fatifuged by these quick turnarounds.
I was about to board one such flight. Air Asia Flight to Kuala Lumpur which is a regular flight of families and visitors and not just labourers.
The lounge was a refugee and that is what one needs in India a refugee, westerners look for it in Ashrams and Gurus for refugee of their cluttered minds, and we look for refugee from the lack of privacy and constant staring of the people.
I WILL SOON BE WITH YOU OMAN, MY FAVOURITE COUNTRY IN THE GULF REGION
YOUNG ABLE BODIED MEN ARE THE ONLY EXPORT FROM THE KERALA COAST TO TEH ARABIAN GULF