''KERALA MAN'' 
       by Claire MOLSON of MONTREAL
Bravo Claire!. .. another masterpiece!
It is such FUN!!. . love your colours and it makes me smile this rainy April morning!Thank you for sending the photo to me!

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Kerala (help·info)  is a state of India, located south most on its west coast. It was created on 1 November 1956, by the States Reorganisation Act, combining various Malayalam speaking regions.

3000 BC, Kerala had established itself as a major spice trade center. Kerala had direct contact across the Arabian Sea with all the major Red Sea ports and the Mediterranean ports as well as extending to ports in the Far East. The spice trade between Kerala and much of the world was one of the main drivers of the world economy. For much of history, ports in Kerala were the busiest (Muziris) among all trade and travel routes in the history of the world.

Kerala is a popular tourist destination famous for its backwaters, Ayurvedic treatments[9] and tropical greenery