While crisscrossing, John noticed red flags emblazoned with hammer and sickle representing a left-leaning political party, flying everywhere. Though the ideology becoming extinct elsewhere, it survived here due to judicious practice of inherent philosophy of equality by state’s educated citizens. To rest of India, Kerala represents a “red state”.
That’s when a unique irony dawned on John. Back in homeland, current strongman’s hate-mongering, xenophobic, and ignorant supporters reside in regions collectively known as “red states”.