Dr. Rajeev Jayadevan speaks to Outlook about the reasons behind the post-Onam surge in Kerala and the state’s response to Covid-19.
Onam is a 10-day long harvest festival that falls in the month of Chingam. It is celebrated annually in the Southern state of Kerala. This joyous occasion marks the return of King Mahabali, an asura who ruled his land with immense prosperity and dignity.
'There’s an Onam swing tradition that one normally leaves to young girls. I was persuaded to get into the spirit of things this year,' the Thiruvananthapuram MP tweeted.
With Onam just round the corner it is necessary that poor people have money in their hands, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a Facebook post.
On the pious occasion of Onam, several Bollywood celebrities and South-Indian actors came forward to wish their fans
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his greetings to the people on Monday, saying this is a unique festival that celebrates harmony.
What hides in every mouthful
Onam is celebrated in the memory of Mahabali, the famous mythological king of the Kerala region during whose ideal public welfare rule, peace and prosperity prevailed in the state.
Ever since monsoon rains began lashing Kerala on May 29, a total of 213 people have died.
An English novel profiling Kerala’s pastoral life essays the psyche of a middle-class woman of the last century. Her life does undergo its share of turmoil, but the overall take from Shanti is the bell-metal shine of the harvest festival.
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