Author: Rajiv Krish*
Recently, my family and I relocated back from the silicon valley of the east to the Venice of east, a change which accountants terms as a change from service tax (tax for software services in the silicon valley) to value added tax (VAT tax for trade in the Indian town of Venice). Kerala, in its entirety is a state enveloped with greenery and stamped with rain. A traveler passing through her breadth would see the most wonderful sight of nature in this part which is south to the Konkan belt of the Western Ghats. Environmentalists would envy (as if their place is not this lush green), doctors would de-stress (and would advise patients too, to get de-stressed here) and the real estate brokers will jump with ecstasy (that they got to build a green-facing apartment now). It is a peculiar scenery, west of the Eastern ghats and during the monsoon plants, trees and natural vegetation would grow so much that the nature appears as if it has not done a hair cutting since months.