Associanization yeah Associanization...not a real word but very much apt for Kerala. State/City/Town/District/Colony people make associations for some unkown benefits or unity but in Kerala people make associations just to make their presence everywhere. They have not left any stone unturned to be associanized. If a limit is there it’s obviously not here :D
Let me speak frankly. Narrowminded people who are more interested in other people life matters, who always peep into other happenings before their own , who are still not comfortable seeing a boy with a girl in public , who are still living in their old age with their so called mallu civilizations thinking. These are the only people where people are inclined towards communism and they believe in community to fight against government , to fight against people , to fight against any other hindrance and to make their profit.
Associations where required is understandable, but a limit is there to everything. I can jot down many associations which even you will feel are irrelevant. Even those member in that associations might be irritated of this but they are helpless because this is tradition in Kerala. I don’t know the real source who started this, whether it was initiation of active communists of Kerala or some other. But anyhow this is what prevails in this so called God’s own country land.
Let’s start our journey and go through few associations of kerala. You decide if all these below ones are valid ones :
Kerala State Barber and Beauticians Association – Don’t know for what it has been made. Might be to fix rate of hair cut as 60 INR. WTF…!!! Same reaction you have right..Yes WTF...this is cheapest rate of hair cut here where as in other states of India its just 30-35 INR. The smallest shop under tree will have same rate as one normal shop. Though big parlours and all have their rate as 200+ INR only. Not sure why don’t they add them also in their association and fix same rate too.
Private Bus/KSRTC Bus/Auto Association – Mind it these 3 are independent associations and not together. They are like competitors to each other to do maximum number of strikes in Kerala for every reason possible. I have faced so many strikes in just 3 year of Kerala living. Before kerala in first 22 years of my life I was not lucky to see strikes frequently. All thanks to them !!
Lottery Association – As lottery is legal in Kerala and so their association.
Coconut Climbers Association – Here comes the comedy. Coconut water price where coconut trees are in surplous is INR 30 same as in north india where no coconut trees can be found. All thanks to this association. Their rate of climbing coconut trees is as high as sky in Kerala. Doesn’t matter to them..Association is a must !!
Construction Labour / Carpenter / Plumber Associations – These all have their associations separately. After all they need to fight for their rights. And believe me these people are more rich than normal white collar office going guys as their labour charge is very high. Also you will have to take appointment from them. Not easy to get them here.
Driving school Association – Hey this association is needed only , how will they loot money from people. Afterall they need to teach them driving , do their paper works, get them legal driving licence illegally. For that only they have opened driving school.
Fisherman Association – Seashores everywhere in God’s own country and are so fishes everywhere. High rates for fish doesn’t matter even though Kerala is seashore. Please don’t travel from any part of india to Kerala just to have good fish for cheap. I can bet you can get the same in your state for same rate. No words for this association.
Agriculture Association – Agreed that this board is required everywhere so one of the valid association. Though Kerala is very less producer of main grain (Wheat/Rice/Pulses), they import mostly from other states only.
Rubber & Spice Boards– Being one of the largest producer of rubber and spices in india , I can say these boards of Kerala should be there to manage production and export.
Many more associations are there in Kerala which I have not mentioned above. Concluding this post I want to say that these many associations , Uffffff……….Is it making a better world in Kerala or their own mean world for particular group of people. I am not suitable enough to comment on this. You guys decide !!