Kerala’s worst air crash

The crash of the Air-India Express Boeing 737 at Kozhikode on 07/08/2020 resulted in the loss of at least 21 lives.

It appears to have been the worst aviation accident in Kerala (counting both civil and military aircraft). The previous worst accident was near Kochi airport in 1998, which resulted in the loss of 9 lives including 3 on the ground:

https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19980730-0

One military crash had a slightly higher death toll of 10 :

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/25980

There have been other accidents which occurred outside Kerala but had a large number of casualties from that state. Offhand one can think of Mangaluru 2010 and Mumbai 1978 which must have had at least half of the passengers from Kerala:

https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19780101-1

https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20100522-0

An old Indo-Somalian connection

With all these PJs about Kerala, Somalia and Po Mone, it is interesting to find something from the 1930s showing Gandhi’s connection with a Somali warder in his jail. Somalia was also a British colony then.

I vaguely remember reading this as one of the stories in 6th or 7th  standard. Typically for those times, English and Hindi textbooks in CBSE schools had numerous stories involving Gandhi and others who may not be so popular now.

Anyway, the story was similar to this:

http://www.gandhiashramsevagram.org/gandhi-katha/self-imposed-discipline.php

Apart from that, there are some ladies from eastern India with the name Somali.