Thursday, December 2, 2010

The changing face of Kochi and Kerala

I am at Tejomaya, at Kakkanad, the I.T park by L&T, and I am coming here after a gap of almost one year. One year back this building was almost empty, and to my surprise, the whole place is bubbling with activity. The cafeteria is full during peak hours, and another very encouraging fact is the presence of Indians from other states of India. Till now, the bane of the professional world in this part of the world was the absence of a vibrant multi cultural crowd, compensating for the strengths and weaknesses of each other. That is gone now. The first and foremost factor contributing to this change in social fabric is the changing face of Kerala. Thanks to the very creative marketing by Kerala tourism department. Who will not have the will to work in God's own country. Another major factor is the availability of very high standard global public schools which are on par, if not better than their counterparts in other parts of India. Another factor is recession. Because of recession very good companies started coming to Kerala in their quest for more economically viable destinations with good manpower. Professionals also started looking for stable locations. Overall the outlook looks very positive.