Primary Informant: Avinash Kumar, hailing from Trivandrum a.k.a Thiruvananthapuram. It's the capital city of Kerala (translates to : land of coconuts), a tropical state towards the southernmost tip of India.
Kerala has the lowest positive population growth rate in India, 3.44%; highest Human Development Index (HDI), 0.790 ; the highest literacy rate, 93.91% ; the highest life expectancy, 77 years; and the highest sex ratio, 1,084 women per 1000 men.
Malayalam is their language, and they are known as Malayalis (mallus in recent times). They gave their own twist to the British tradition of brewing tea. Owing to the starkly better state of affairs in contrast to the other states, it is a running gag in Kerala that when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, he ran into a malayali running a tea shop.