Kerala

An Indian woman in a sari and glasses and an Indian man in a suit and glasses sit for a portrait.

Love conquers caste for this couple, but Indian marriage traditions continue in US

The writer's parents defied Hindu conventions by marrying in India outside their caste, but decades later, members of her father's upper caste promote sticking with tradition in America.

Love conquers caste for this couple, but Indian marriage traditions continue in US
hundreds of people wait for aid in Kerala, India after floods

Dozens missing in India's flood-hit Kerala as death toll approaches 400

Dozens missing in India's flood-hit Kerala as death toll approaches 400
Sujitha (right) and her husband Manu (left) stand in the center of the frame in a portrait photograph.

In Kerala, a push for organic food turns professionals into gardeners

In Kerala, a push for organic food turns professionals into gardeners
schoolchildren stand near a well at their high school in Kerala, India

Saving Kerala’s Fresh Water

Saving Kerala’s Fresh Water
A sauteed shrimp with garlic ajillo and guindilla pepper plate is prepared at The Bazaar restaurant at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Your cheap shrimp dinner is hurting the environment — and upscale rice could be the answer

Your cheap shrimp dinner is hurting the environment — and upscale rice could be the answer
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Trash in Kerala

A once pristine village in south India falls victim to careless development. An overwhelmed trash facility means that mountains of smelly garbage from a nearby city have piled up.

Trash in Kerala

Protestors want Indian temple to stop creating 'fake miracles'

Pilgrims by the thousands flock to the Sabarimala temple in India. There, they're treated to a light show they've been told is a divine miracle. But, in turns out, it was all faked, and a group of Indians wants the display to stop.

Protestors want Indian temple to stop creating 'fake miracles'

Small Jewish community in India on verge of extinction

Hundreds of years ago, two groups of Jews moved to India and settled in an area along the Malabar Coast. Now, fewer than 40 remain, the rest having emigrated to Israel after it was formed or died of old age. But this year, they'll light the menorah at their now-closed synagogue to celebrate Hanukkah.

Small Jewish community in India on verge of extinction
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A Vanishing Jewish Community in the Indian State of Kerala

The south Indian state of Kerala is home to one of the oldest synagogues in the world and its Jewish community dates back to ancient times. But over the past several decades, most of Kochi's Jews have gone to Israel.

A Vanishing Jewish Community in the Indian State of Kerala
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India's Hoop Star

For the Geo Quiz we are looking for an Indian state wedged between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats. This state's neighbors are Karnataka to the north and Tamil Nadu to the east. Among its many natural resources are black pepper, cardamom and tigers.

India's Hoop Star

Wealth and health in India

Kerala, India enjoyed good public health despite deep poverty; but now residents are growing richer, and overall health appears to be declining.

Wealth and health in India