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Let me just begin by saying that I love Kerala. One can’t help but fall in love with the amazing food, the scenery and the laid back atmosphere Kerala offers. When visiting Kerala I always stay beyond my intended visit duration. But of course that is for my alter ego, lazy self.

Coming to the point, during a recent election rally in Kerala, Modiji mentioned that unemployment in Kerala is 3 times that of national average. During the same rally he also used Somalia as a benchmark, soon after which #PoMoneModi (#GetLostModi) started trending. Malayalis took this as an opportunity to display their whimsical sense of humour.

There is a base of fact from which Modiji has made his comments. The first thing any sane Malayali would do before waxing eloquent on Kerala’s superiority, is to check the level of unemployment in Kerala. According to Wikipedia, this number stands at a staggering 73% in urban areas. The second thing the same sane Malayali would do is to google why this is the case despite the high literacy we claim to have. Since I consider myself a sane Malayali, I set out to do just that. I was disappointed to learn that there is not much information available on the same, except a few answers on Quora which I have elaborated below……

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