Most of the poor from the state who have migrated abroad, the first thing they do is build mansions for their old parents to stay. It is a big crime against them as in old age instead of enjoying retirement, they have the burden of keeping the huge houses clean and neat, also protect it from thieves and neighbours' prying eyes. More clearly evident with the new rich from Gulf, Europe and US. But the ordinary Malayali does not have any qualms in these as whether it is old or new money, it is the crisp smell of fresh notes which gets life going for some..
The Gulf and US money also has spawned a new luxury market for the luxury cars, audio video equipment, home entertainment electronics systems, helping spiral a materialistic culture which can explain partly the growing suicides in the state.
Has this over-blessing of a land led to the people being very lazy ? or very crooked or dependent on the begging bowl of the relatives working in Gulf and other places who are very generous and magnanimous with dispensing money and wealth to their less fortunate brethren in Kerala. ?