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November 1. Already? Wow! This year has just flown by so fast. As we begin this new month, I would like to start with the significance of November 1 for me. There are two big reasons why this is special. One is that it is my dear parents anniversary and second it is my God's own country's birthday! Every child grows up absorbing and learning from their own parents. Of course, then shaping and forming their own individual identity. I would love to wish my dearest and sweetest mom and dad a wonderful and beautiful anniversary today.
Going on to my second special reason, it is the day beautiful state of Kerala was born. In 1956, it was formed as one state (which earlier was independent provinces of Cochin, Trivandrum, and Malabar. This year is the 59th year and yeah, happy birthday, Kerala. May there be less of bandhs, hartals, and toddy, and let the beauty of this state be appreciated for all good reasons. Playing one beautiful song about Kerala :)
As it happens, the state that I'm married to (as A belongs here) is also celebrating the founding day today. It is also the 59th year of Karnataka. On this day, Mysore, Malnad, and North Karnataka were combined to be initially called Mysore instead of Karnataka. The name Karnataka came in only after 1973.
Just like how we have birthdays these states do celebrate their birthdays too. So, here is a wish to the beautiful states of Kerala and Karnataka a happy birthday;)