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Steve and Jose
INDIA 2011
July 2  - August 12, 2011
Steve & Jose: Asia 2011: INDIA - SINGAPORE - NEPAL
Kerala, Log of Events
July 19 - 29, 2011
Note:  "Happenings" in BOLD indicate Other Sheep meetings, appointments or general contact

Day
in
India
Date
Day and Place
Happenings
18
Jul
19
Tuesday

TRIVANDRUM
to
KOTTAYAM
by automobile
  • Up all night writing an eNews and blogs
  • Breakfast with the two Kerala University students
    who organized the meeting; check-out of hotel; Ajith is
    there to send us off; by hired car with driver to
    Kottayam, about 3 hours to 3 and 1/2 hours drive away
    (carrying around six hundred books - mostly Malayalam
    and some English
  • We arrive at Ambassador Hotel in the afternoon
  • Leave hotel for a restaurant; purchase large envelopes
    to create packets for distribution
  • Visit the local gym next to hotel;
  • Visit a Mar Toma church also next to hotel
  • A committee meeting in progress of leaders from
    different churches
  • An "evangelist" - his title - meets us outside the
    church, talks with us invites us to return with our
    material
  • Return with packets of articles, papers, and
    books and distribute to lay leaders and two priests
  • In the evening to Internet café; happen to meet two
    priests - gave each a packets, one priest with the "Old
    Seminary" and the second priest with CSI (Church of
    South India)
19
Jul
20
Wednesday

KOTTAYAM
  • Steve up around 5:30AM; setting up room - (an extra
    table provided) - computers, materials, etc.
  • Breakfast in room (very good and very inexpensive)
  • Jose to post office with TCAF English book for Burma
    (our Thai-Burma contact requesting by email for
    translation project); Steve putting packets together and
    wrapping books by tens (one conservative leading
    Bible educator in Kerala asking for more than 100
    copies for distribution among gay Christians,
    undercover)
  • Steve and Jose take auto to "Old Seminary" - the
    Orthodox Church
  • Announce ourselves at reception
  • Give two packets to two professors while
    waiting
  • Leave a packets with a student host for the
    principal
  • Student host takes us to the library (our request)
    - leave book and packets with head librarian
    who gives us a short discourse on the fall and
    how sex is NOT for pleasure (and, please don't
    confuse our students)
  • Meet a pentecostal student who attends KUTS
    (Kerala United Theological Seminary) and
    Baptist female student from northern India.  
    Old Seminary has a consortium of three schools.  
    Gave book in Malayalam to pentecostal student
    (female student does not speak/read Malayalam)
  • Back at hotel - sitting in the lobby area - a professor
    asks to speak with us who notices Jose's school bag
    motto on mediation; tells us he works for mediation and
    inclusion; asks us to present next year (August 2012)
20
Jul
21
Thursday

KOTTAYAM
to
TIRUVALLA
to
KOTTAYAM
by auto-rickshaw
  • Steve is up at 5:30 and goes for walk
  • Steve stops in at Malayala Manorama newsprint and
    was told to return at 9:00AM
  • Steve to hotel room - and leaves with books for the  IPC
    (Indian Pentecostal Church) Kottayam Theological
    Seminary and meets Joy T. Sammuel who takes
    books and info for faculty members
  • Steve returns to hotel around 8:00AM and has
    breakfast in room for Jose.
  • Steve texts M. G. Radhakrishnan (India Today) to ask
    who to meet at Malayalam Manorama; M. G. texts to ask
    for Thomas Jacob - "top honcho" he texts
  • Steve and Jose go to Malayala Manorama newsprint;
    Thomas Jacob receives Steve and Jose and offers to
    publicize a notice in the paper on the new book release;
    he recommends going to D.C. Books there in Kottayam
  • Steve and Jose return to hotel for books and to meet
    auto-driver; leave for Tiruvalla (about an hour's drive by
    auto-rickshaw)
  • First stop  in Tiruvalla, CSS Bookshop.  We meet with
    Vijoy T. Oommen, manager, who knows David Joy
    (who wrote the forward in the book); we leave 50 copies
    of the book with CCS Bookshop; we purchase some
    books on India and religion, and social concerns
  • Leave 10 books at CSS Bookshop for an area
    religious leader - one of our contacts from last year
    (must remain anonymous)
  • Go to two other religious bookstores - one is called
    Bible Tower
  • Attempting to go to Believers' Church Seminary, we
    arrive instead at Believers' Church TV station.
    (Steve thinking it was a secular TV station enters with
    Jose with written News Release and obtains a meeting
    with staff member and doesn't learn until after
    presenting the book and news release that it is
    Believers' Church TV station.)  Staff member leaves
    and returns asking for two copies of the book in English.
  • We do go to the Believers' Church Seminary.  Sign
    in at gate for permission to enter the campus.  
  • Have lunch at dining hall.  Meet some theological
    students.  
  • Meet a priest from Bangladesh with Believers'
    Church; he receives the book and takes us to the
    library and gives us a tour of the library
  • Librarian receives copies of the book for the
    library
  • We go to New India Bible Seminary (Pentecostal)
    and meet with Dr. Jaison Thomas, principal, who
    receives copies of the book to share with faculty
  • We return to Kottayam, to DC Book distribution, and
    leave a copy of the book with the marketing manager
    who explained the book must be reviewed and
    recommended
  • Return to hotel
  • Steve goes to Malayala Manorama and writes a
    memo to Thomas Jacob that CSS will sell the book
    (which info he wanted for the notice on the books
    availability)
  • Jose and Steve visit (by appointment) a theologian
    (lecturer) at an area seminary  and leave books which
    he will place in colleges; left copies with him for
    another theologian (in Trivandrum)
  • Return to hotel on foot; stop at ATM; order food at hotel
    restaurant and eat in our room; catch up work on our
    laptops
21
Jul
22
Friday

KOTTAYAM
to
KUMARAKOM (for
houseboat)
by auto-rickshaw
  • Steve gets up around 6:00AM and goes to local
    Catholic church and distributes books to several
    Sisters coming out of the church after Mass crossing
    the street with their students (young women) to their
    college.
  • One Sister, a psychologist, who speaks with Steve
    about transgender and  points to other Sisters who
    she wants to receive the book; the Sister speaks to
    Steve about possibly speaking to one of their classes
    after Steve explains he and Jose are "husband and
    husband"
  • Steve and Jose take an auto-rickshaw to Kumarakom
    and hire a houseboat for two nights.
  • Steve and Jose (from their houseboat) hand out books
    and a news report (of the Trivandrum Young Christian
    Lay Leaders Conference) in Malayalam to
  • About six Christians where the houseboat
    stopped for lunch
  • An Associate Priest at the Roman Catholic
    Church at Kudavechoor (St. Mary's Church -
    goes back to 1463) - gave him three books
  • Pastor of the New India Bible Church (having
    met three primary age children - ages 8 - 12 -
    who having spoken with us using their English,
    pointed to their pastor coming. Gave the pastor
    ten copies of the book
22
Jul
23
Saturday

KUMARAKOM
(on houseboat)
  • Up around 6:00AM - at the houseboat - docked at
    Kumarakom walk over bridge (same side road where
    the CSI church is situated
  • Steve and Jose walk to the CSI church and meet the
    pastor and his wife and their daughter (high school
    age).  Steve tells Jose and Steve's story as gay and
    evangelical and now husband and husband.  We give
    the pastor two books and the news release in
    Malayalam.  The daughter shows as much interest in
    our story  as her father
  • Pastor is a student by extension with KUTS
    (Kerala United Theological Seminary) and
    knows faculty with whom we left books
  • Houseboat undocks at 9:45AM
  • Houseboat docks around 11:15AM to buy and clean
    fish for lunch; continue to canal along rice paddies;
    rains hard for a short time
  • Houseboat continues to "t" water-way crossing.  Steve
    and Jose walk a very short distance to a Catholic
    church; boys inform us that the priest will be there at
    5PM; with the help of two men, Steve and Jose ask the
    neighboring women who is a Christian to take the book
    and news release in Malayalam and give it to the
    priest that evening - she agrees
  • Houseboat docks for lunch; a Christian man from the
    Catholic church walks by and we give him a book
  • We dock for the night at the same place as last night
    around 5:00PM
  • Steve and Jose walk until dark and meet people
  • The boys from the New India Bible church take us
    to their home to meet their parents
  • A Hindu college student takes us to his home
    to meet his family; we get on Facebook on his
    home computer - we give him the news release in
    Malayalam
  • An area religious leader, who had read our
    material earlier, meets us as we are returning to
    our houseboat and lets us know that he himself is
    gay (and is,of course) very happy to have seen
    and read our material
23
Jul
24
Sunday

KUMARAKOM
(leave houseboat)
to
KOTTAYAM
by auto-rickshaw
  • Steve and Jose get up before sunrise and leave the
    houseboat to walk the canals
  • Auto and driver pick us up at 9:00AM to return us to
    Ambassador Hotel in Kottayam
  • On our way, stop briefly to leave two books and news
    release in Malayalam at an Anglican church where a
    Sunday service is in progress; the man who took the
    material from Steve at the back of the door immediately
    walked it up to the man in the pulpit who was leading
    the congregation in singing; the man in the pulpit took
    the material and waved at Steve
  • Arrive at our hotel at 10:00AM as scheduled to meet
    with, by appointment, a Christian professor from a
    denominated theological college (a leading school
    within its denomination)
  • Meet in hotel room until after 3:00PM
  • Discuss plans for on-going/futur distribution of
    Malayalam TCAF book
  • Leaves with 135 copies of TCAF (including about
    20 in English)
  • In the afternoon, Jose goes to an Internet café for two
    hours; Steve takes a nap
  • In the evening, Jose texts contacts to make plans for
    the rest of the week; Jose retires to bed while Steve
    continues with packing (wrapping books, etc)
24
Jul
25
Monday

KOTTAYAM
to
KANNUR
by train
to
TALIPARAMBA
by
auto-rickshaw
  • Steve is up at 5:30AM on the computer downloading
    pictures; writing in the log of events; packing to leave -
    for Kannur (keeping Kottayam as our base - will return
    for computers, etc)
  • About a 7+ hour train ride (first class) from Kottayam to
    Kannur in the north; train left Kottayam at 9:35 AM
  • Steve handed out a five page flyer on the
    Malayalam book; contents of the flyer:  Contact
    persons; book text on Internet, Other Sheep in
    Kerala, Title page, Copyright page, Forward by
    David Joy, Acknowledgement, and Table of
    Contents; at the following places/distribution:
  • Platform at Kottayam - a Kerala Indian
    Christian from Columbus, OH - 20 years
    in America - attends a Bible church; gave
    him copies of the News Releases and book
    flyer (spoke at length with him about Other
    Sheep)
  • On train between Kottayam and Ernakulum
  • Gave out flyers on the book to
    fellow passengers in first class
    (one car)
  • Spoke with a Christian business
    man, age 40+ - gave him a copy of
    the book
  • Platform (train stop) at Ernakulum - gave
    out about 20 flyers (hawking - holding new
    book; offering free flyer on the new release)
  • On train from Ernakulum
  • First class compartments empty of
    most Kottayam passengers; pick up
    flyers left behind; one lady with
    family reading the copy; one young
    "liberal" on train from Ernakulum
    takes English News Release (doesn't
    speak Malayalam - not from Kerala)
  • At Aluvaye - Jose notes this is the stop to
    "alight" to Faith Baptist Bible College - a
    separatist, Baptist college modeled after
    the same in the States
  • At around 12:15PM Jose gets a phone call
    from a "Christian Assembly" pastor in
    Trivandrum - attempting to verify that we
    exist (so it appears)
  • At Trissur platform (about 3 hours out from
    Kottayam) - Steve and Jose are eating
    lunch; Steve steps out onto platform last
    few minutes; approaches (hawking) people
    who it turns out are from Talmil Nadu
    (neighbouring state and do not speak
    Malayalam)
  • Next stop - 1:10PM - few people on the
    platform
  • Shoranur Junction Platform (about 2:
    00PM) - hand out flyers on the book
    (hawking) to passengers in the two
    preceding cars - through their windows
    (quiet a few flyers)
  • Steve speaks with a Muslim at length who
    is very interested in the book (appears
    "open" to hearing new ideas)
  • At Kuttipuram around 2:50PM
  • Steve "hawks" on platform at Tirur (around
    3:10PM)
  • On platform at Prapanangadi (3:30PM)
    Hand out (hawking) about 7-10 flyers on
    the Malayalam book
  • Jose's interaction with individuals (while on the
    train)
  • Spoke at length in the next car (while Steve
    watched the stuff) with two men; one later
    came to Jose and openly told Jose that he
    is gay (in his 40s and Muslim)
  • Spoke with another man at length- a
    Hindu married to a Christian - who was
    traveling with his daughter; gave him a
    book - very interested
  • At Calicut, two Muslim students - college
    age - enter train and Jose speaks with
    them; Steve showed them the book - the
    section on Gen. 19
  • Arrive in Kannur - still light out
  • Take an auto-rickshaw to Taliparamba about 30
    minutes away where we meet K. C. Varghese, an
    activist; we stay at Sealand Tourist Home; K C. returns
    to his home some distance away
  • Two male college students in hotel - receive
    our news release and that we are "husband-
    husband" (see them later in restaurant with four
    other friends)
  • We find a restaurant, eat, leave news release
    with restaurant attendees; return to hotel and
    retire
25
Jul
26
Tuesday

TALIPARAMBA
to
KANNUR
to (by sleeper car - train
- during the night)
KOTTAYAM
  • Steve and Jose to same restaurant for breakfast
  • Make photo copies of news release in English (copier
    receives copy of the news release, reminds us that
    he had spoken to us the night before - getting
    directions in the street)
  • Return to hotel; get glasses fixed; visit academy next
    to hotel and leave material for administrator; speak
    with attendees in a men's clothing store about our
    story (next to hotel)
  • K. C. Varghese arrives around 11:00; we meet in our
    room and he creates the "program" for us for the day,
    having us travel in his jeep, using his driver to taxi us
  • We drop off books and news release/ meet people/
    at the following locations:
  • Visit Naturalist/doctor (Taliparamba)
  • (Stop at a copier to copy news release in
    Malayalam)
  • Italian priest (age 96) and associate priest at
    Roman Catholic church (Outside of Taliparamba)
  • News papers - leave book and news release
    (Kannur)
  • Visit four newspaper bureaus; one (a
    Catholic paper which we did not know at
    the time) says come back at 5:00PM to
    meet the editor (showed much interest);
    another (major) paper, after reading the
    new release in Malayalam, says the story
    will come out in the paper in two days
  • Go to PRESS CLUB
  • At reception area meet press
    people; fold and our English and
    Malayalam news release in copies of
    the Malayalam book; put books  
    (with new releases) in mail boxes
    of news papers - between 40-50
    sets in mail boxers
  • Newspaper photographer takes
    pictures of us, including a couple
    pictures kissing - says photos will
    come out in next day paper
  • Go to another newspaper bureau which
    was recommended by one of the reporters
    at the Press Club
  • Phone editor and return to (Catholic)
    newspaper for appointment at 5:30 who
    when he hears our story and news release
    says he's sorry but it is a Catholic
    newspaper
  • We return to the railroad station in Kannur; Jose does
    some shopping on the main street outside the station
    (purchases saddles and two shirts); Steve sits in
    railroad station restaurant and journals in Jose's
    notebook (a writing notebook)
  • Board the train (sleeper car - economic, not first class)
    and travel about 7 hours to Kottayam
26
Jul
27
Wednesday

KOTTAYAM
  • Arrive in Kottayam at 5:30AM; got info on tickets to
    travel to Goa (by sleeper car) for next day (ticket office
    not open)
  • Return to Ambassador Hotel - Jose takes a nap; Steve
    works in the room; breakfast in room
  • Jose to train station to purchase tickets to Goa; Steve
    to copier and orders 30 to 100 copies of about five
    different papers)
  • Kerala University student, having called us a few
    days earlier (while we were on the houseboat),
    planned a meeting for tonight for 20 students and
    five professors (which had a no show)
  • Copies are also for Press Club mailboxes in
    Kottayam and Ernakulum (next day)
  • Steve to Internet café (called "Chit Chat") to print out
    most recent news release (from Other Sheep Blog) - on
    M.G. Radhakrishnan's statement of the KU meeting in
    Trivandrum
  • Jose returns to hotel room and is told the police were at
    the hotel looking for us (a police officer left his name
    and phone number for Jose to call him) while we were in
    Kannur on Monday or Tuesday
  • Jose phones Steve at "Chit Chat" Internet Café
    and reports that the police stopped at the hotel
    looking for him by name
  • Steve returns to hotel (with print out of news
    release)
  • At some point (after deciding it is best to call the
    number left by the police), Jose phones the
    police officer who left his phone number; Jose
    calls two or three times - officer on the other end
    does not speak English
  • Later in the day (once we had moved to a new
    hotel), the KU student phoned the police officer
    and in Malayalam the officer asked what is Jose's
    nationality ("and his friend's") and when are they
    leaving Kottayam; it appeared to us at this point
    that the officer was acting on his own hoping to
    intimidate us - he said nothing of filing a report or
    that he was acting in an official capacity (the KU
    student told the officer that he was only acting as
    a translator and did not know the information the
    officer was asking for, i.e, our nationality and
    when we would leave Kottayam)
  • We decide to move to a new hotel (for just one night),
    not having concluded yet (the above) that the office
    was acting on his own, and unofficially
  • We pack; leave hotel for train station and tell hotel
    management we are leaving for Bangalore; at the train
    station we get a second auto-rickshaw and return to a
    hotel just doors down from the first hotel - to Anjali Park
    Hotel
  • At copier place, we 25 packets of materials for tonight's
    meeting; return to hotel; (meeting is a no show)
  • At Angali Park Hotel - Steve creates news packets for
    Press Club for Kottayam and Ernakulum
  • Steve up most the night - sick with diarrhea -
    creating more than 50 packets for Press Club
  • Jose reaching a Catholic student by phone for
    delivery of 10 copies of the book
27
Jul
28
Thursday

KOTTAYAM
to
Ernakulum
to (destination)
GOA
  • Steve up early, finishes packing suitcases (Steve very
    sick; eats only toast; has taken medicine during the
    night; feeling week)
  • Jose up a bit later - delivers ten books to contact
    person of the Catholic student, takes an hour or more
    round trip
  • Steve checks out of hotel; Jose returns to hotel; Steve
    to train station with some luggage; Jose to train station
    with rest of luggage via Pres Club and delivers more
    than 20 news packets (including copy of TCAF book
    in Malayalam)  to press club mail boxes
  • Steve purchases first class tickets to Ernakulum (North
    Station) while waiting for Jose to arrive at station
  • Steve (still very sick) and Jose to Ernakulum by train (in
    first class; give copy of Malayalam TCAF book to fellow
    passenger who asked if he could purchase the book in
    a bookstore - and tell our story)
  • At Ernakulum (to get connecting train - sleeper car - to
    Goa)
  • Meet (for the first time) at Ernakulum North
    Station platform a young gay Catholic man (by
    appointment) who had connected with us through
    Deepa; he is in a relationship with another gay
    man (though they must live separately); he
    travels with us to Press Club and to Ernakulum
    Junction Station; give him two packets (including
    book in Malayalam)
  • To Ernakulum PRESS CLUB where we leave
    about 30 packets (includes a copy of the TCAF
    book in Malayalam) in mail boxes of news media
  • Our 2010 Fort Kochi auto-rickshaw driver
    meets us (by appointment) outside of Press Club
    and accompanies us to Junction Station; give him
    two books - one for him, and one for the staff at
    Koder House, Fort Kochi, where we stayed in
    2010
  • At Ernakulum Junction Station - Jose goes out to
    find electro lites for Steve; Steve in a restaurant
    (very sick) where a brother and sister -
    Muslims - ask Steve questions including "Who is
    your friend?" - conversation about "husband and
    husband"
  • At 2:00PM board the train to Goa - a sleeper car; Steve
    lays down immediately on top "bunk;" not well; but
    feeling better to be laying down - and sleeps and
    sleeps; Jose is chattering like a social butterfly with
    people below and in the next section - an uproar of
    laughter coming from Jose and the small group of
    people with whom he is speaking;
  • Steve is laying on his back on the top bunk; on both
    sides of his face, tear drops create a warm sensation
    against his skin as they course from his eyes to his ears
    -- he cries silently, partly from exhaustion, mostly from
    the police scare, partly happy to know they will see their
    vacation resort in Goa, partly out of gratitude: he prays,
    he gives thanks - he thinks:  always go toward the goal;
    open the doors; he acknowledges God's care
28
Jul
29
Friday

Arrive in Goa
  • Around 3:00AM Steve wakes and gets down from his
    top "bunk" (three sleepers on top of each other) to use
    the toilet;
  • A small group of young men - about five - engage
    Steve in conversation at the end of the car - Steve visits
    at length - telling Jose and Steve's story - "husband and
    husband" -
  • Steve returns to sleep more
  • Arrive at Margao Station in Goa at 6:15AM --- to begin
    our two-week vacation
  • The small group of young men who Steve met on the
    train help us with our luggage from the platform to a
    transport vehicle -- the resort is not at all close by
This web page was created some what day by day over the period
of time shown above.

It was published from Baga, Goa, India, on August 9, 2011.

Visit to this page since August 9, 2011:
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Steve & Jose's Other Sheep
Asia 2011 Ministry
with
India, Singapore and Nepal

Table of Index

India (Index Page)
July 2 - August 12, 2011

Daily Logs:

Major Events:
  • Young Lay Leaders Conference
  • Day 2 - Jose presents
    psychological dynamics of
    church bias towards
    sexual minorities
  • Day 3 - Future projects
    considered

Narratives:

Singapore (Index Page)
August 13 -16, 2011

Daily Log:

Major Events:
  • Steve & Jose present "Is There
    Such a Thing as 'Ex-gay'?"
  • Steve & Jose present a
    Powerpoint on their India 2011
    ministry

Narrative:

Analysis:

Interview:

Rev. Oyoung:

Nepal (Index Page)
August 17 - September 1, 2011

Daily Logs:

Major Events:
  • "Putting a Face on
    Homosexuality" - Meeting with
    area pastors

Narratives:

Nepal Evaluation Report:

Resources:
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Photos were added to this web page December 2011, the majority on
December 25, 2011, on the Amtrak from Pen Station to Williamsburg, Va.
Books and luggage - we hired a car
and driver to take us from Trivandrum
to Kottayam, Kerala
A Kottayam gay individual who took
interest in the Malayalam book
showing us the Genesis 19 text from
the Malayalam Bible
Our center of operations - situated in
Kottayam (above), and Steve (at right)
with the Malayalam and English
versions of The Children Are Free
Our center of operations - situated in
Kottayam (above), and Steve (at right)
with the Malayalam and English
versions of The Children Are Free
Our center of operations - situated in
Kottayam (above), and Steve (at right)
with the Malayalam and English
versions of The Children Are Free
The first seminary in Asia; this court
area is the original buildings of the
seminary.  Kottayam is the center of
Christian Kerala.
Our center of operations - situated in
Kottayam (above), and Steve (at right)
with the Malayalam and English
versions of The Children Are Free
CSS Book Shop in Tiruvalla, Kerala,
where Steve and Jose met the store
manager who agreed to display and
sell the book TCAF
Steve Parelli
with Thomas Jacob
of Malayala
Manorama
newsprint.  
The paper wrote
and published a
review on TCAF
Our center of operations - situated in
Kottayam (above), and Steve (at right)
with the Malayalam and English
versions of The Children Are Free
The backwaters of Kerala:  Two nights
in a houseboat, distributing books and
literature to people and churches
along the backwaters.
Our center of operations - situated in
Kottayam (above), and Steve (at right)
with the Malayalam and English
versions of The Children Are Free
The backwaters of Kerala:  Two nights
in a houseboat, distributing books and
literature to people and churches
along the backwaters.
Our center of operations - situated in
Kottayam (above), and Steve (at right)
with the Malayalam and English
versions of The Children Are Free
The train from Kottayam to Kannur
where we spent a night and day,
returning to Kottayam on the night
train in a sleeper car.
Our center of operations - situated in
Kottayam (above), and Steve (at right)
with the Malayalam and English
versions of The Children Are Free
The train from Kottayam to Kannur
where we spent a night and day,
returning to Kottayam on the night
train in a sleeper car.
Our center of operations - situated in
Kottayam (above), and Steve (at right)
with the Malayalam and English
versions of The Children Are Free
The train from Kottayam to Kannur
where we spent a night and day,
returning to Kottayam on the night
train in a sleeper car.
Our center of operations - situated in
Kottayam (above), and Steve (at right)
with the Malayalam and English
versions of The Children Are Free
The train from Kottayam to Kannur.
Jose is posing like Gandhi in our first
class compartment.  It was a full day
trip to the far north of Kannur.
Our center of operations - situated in
Kottayam (above), and Steve (at right)
with the Malayalam and English
versions of The Children Are Free
The train from Kottayam to Kannur
where we spent a night and day,
returning to Kottayam on the night
train in a sleeper car.
Our center of operations - situated in
Kottayam (above), and Steve (at right)
with the Malayalam and English
versions of The Children Are Free
At left:  Writer and activist K. C.
Varghese who provided us with his car
and driver and good name to call on
the newspaper centers of Kannur.
Our center of operations - situated in
Kottayam (above), and Steve (at right)
with the Malayalam and English
versions of The Children Are Free
The train from Kottayam to Kannur
where we spent a night and day,
returning to Kottayam on the night
train in a sleeper car.
Our center of operations - situated in
Kottayam (above), and Steve (at right)
with the Malayalam and English
versions of The Children Are Free
At left:  Jose at the Kannur Pres Club
with a Pres Club associate placing
copies of TCAF with flyers in the
mailboxes of news media in Kannur
Our center of operations - situated in
Kottayam (above), and Steve (at right)
with the Malayalam and English
versions of The Children Are Free
The train from Kottayam to Kannur
where we spent a night and day,
returning to Kottayam on the night
train in a sleeper car.
Our center of operations - situated in
Kottayam (above), and Steve (at right)
with the Malayalam and English
versions of The Children Are Free
Our final day:  We take the train from
Kottayam, Kerala, to the State of
Goa.  At left, help with our luggage to
make a connecting train.  At  bottom
left, Jose at one of the mailboxes of
one of the two press clubs where we
left copies of the book TCAF and
flyers.