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Into "Gods Own Country" - a travelers pride

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Would you love to take a drive around????  Just a care-free aimless drive, a one that is free from all these misty city traffics, free from all that pollution, through some speedy highways and scenic hills and through ethnic diversities. I know you would love too. Then Pack your gear and travel with me, for the next few minutes I will take u through an awesome experience, through a beautiful journey. Travel with me through the western- Ghats, through the hills and into the gods own country                       Well the route map?? Journey plan?? . Well there isn’t any!!!        It all started with my school buddy calling up, “Hey are u coming for the Kochi cricket match??”.               Hmm why not? With destiny fixed up as Kochi we started out. Now who is that “WE”? It’s me and ma friend here Donald Luke Matthew.                 We started in a Saturday morning, with sun well out and reaching mid-sky, from the famous town of Chidambaram. The ride was a “White swift”, with its increased …
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                           OUR LITTLE KNOWN HERO    
                 OCT 2nd,  “Gandhi Jyanthi.” One of the greatest human was born today. Gandhi, as we know is a saga by himself. We celebrate his birthday today as “World Non-Violence Day”.
Today, I am writing, writing about a ‘little known hero’. A hero, in his own little suburban town. The one that we failed to recognize.
I met him yesterday, in his cozy little home. He was there outside in his bed, lying with his eyes closed, all too tried from his years of fight. “He is ninety four years old” my mom said. 
It is astonishing. I would rather like to say he is ninety four years ‘young’.Now he is barely able to eat anything. His “all this while busy" limbs that carried him around have rested too. “No more”, said those limbs. Even his bowels are not obeying his commands in his last days. He was there, our ‘HERO’, lying in his bed that is wet in his own urinal.  All his relatives and neighbors were around, counting his days on this inh…