Kerala, Bacchus' own country !

Bacchus' own country -

What Morpheus says, (response to my post) must be listened to, 'cos, a) he speaks the truth about Kerala (added info. vis a vis my earlier post) & b) he speaks in a manner that makes it a fascinating read :)

Without any consent, let me reproduce what Morpheus says;

'This Easter week end (as is in any other weekend) I saw people braving the rains ( without umbrellas) to stand in an orderly fashion ( Order! in Gods own country!!!) just to meet their god for the day. Self inflicted pain or is it for that instant nirvana – Debatable Betterment of life – NAHH but its good news for Vijay Mallya and others. ( Mallya should create a team called Thripunithara adipolis or Kerala Othenans for IPL as a gesture of Keralites support to his core business.

Needless to say the investment will be made back on sales every time the team plays) Thought I will pepper it with some statistics A Kerala State Beverages Corporation (KSBC) spokesperson said 1.9 million cases of beer and 5.9 million cases of Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) had sold from April to October this year. Most people in Kerala do not consider drinking beer a taboo any longer. The sales may go up till Rs.250 million only on Dec 24 and 25. Last year the sales on the corresponding dates were Rs.200 million.In a letter addressed to the almost 95,000 families in his archdiocese, Cardinal Vithayathil, the head of the Syro Malabar Church, said he regretted that alcohol consumption had become vital part of all Christian celebrations, whether Christmas, Easter or family occasions. But no one seems to have paid heed to his plea Total liquor sales went up from 8.6 million cases last November to 9.4 million cases this year and beer sales also went up from 2.8 million cases to 3.5 million cases·

A study has shown that 72 percent of the 42,365 road accidents in the state this year were because of drunken driving. Domestic violence induced by alcoholism is also on the rise in the state.The state of Kerala stands first in per capita consumption of liquor at 8.3 litres, followed by Punjab 7.9 litres.

One silver lining… Kerala, apart from the highest literacy levels, best health system and longevity comparable to many developed countries and a higher standard of living than states in India, now has the highest per capita consumption of alcohol. Kerala beats Punjab by 0.4 Liters of alcohol per person per year.'

For those interested, 'Morpheus says' can be reached here & here.


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