Every morning at correct 7 one could here the jingle of the bullock bells of municipal cart
people used to wonder who keeps the time?bullock or the cart man?
bullocks were quiet intelligent ,because the man who collects refuse from road used to walk at the back of the cart ,while the bullocks stopped at each refuse dump automatically
of course the sweeper used to come on time every day before 7 to clean the street
all this just disappeared with the arrival of politics of the left around 1960
the workers were told not to keep times
not to clean streets
not to attend work
not to listen to senior officers
not to show respect to anybody["as it was against the revolutionary spirit"]
till it reached the now famous nookku coolie
or just stand and do nothing ;but take a cut of the money for self and party
thus parties who came to fight the rich["janmi ,moorachi"] became rich themselves
yes they did some social uplifting of some of the out casts and some of the poor
in the process closing many industries ,preventing new industries due to worker militancy
same with agriculture
while , common man was forced to find jobs outside keralapeople of kerala were 'trained' to sit at home(voluntary house arrest) whenever party gave a "bandh"call
those who wanted to go even to hospitals had to convince party that is an emergency
those who opposed were killed
parties who started with one rupee collection for party funds(1950) now own TV channels etc
that is the story of kerala from 1950 till now- in a few words
NOW HISTORY REPEATS .
CARTS HAVE COME BACK
WILL THE WORKERS WORK SINCERELY AS IN 1950-1960?