Meeting staff and students at Feroke College, Calicut, Kerala.
Open Society, a student organisation, invited me to speak and meet on campus on Nov 22nd. I gave a short talk about the project and about Gulf migration, took some great questions, and had some thoughtful discussion.
Discussion ranged around several issues, including: shifts in Kerala culture and lifestyle brought by Gulf; changes in attitude towards the desirability of migration from older generations (often highly favourable) to present young generation (sometimes sceptical and wary); reliance of Kerala on remittances; changes in household practice when male migrant father-husband is away. I look forward to more interaction with these bright and engaged students and their very hospitable and thoughtful lecturers when I return in Jan 2018.
Kerala newspapers Madhyamam and Malayalam Manorama wrote up the meeting.