I was made aware again of the benefits of globalisation last week when I met Gopinath who is doing a flourishing trade in Kerala provisions in Washington DC. There are many Keralites like Gopinath who are helping themselves and helping their countrymen using the brave new horizon opened up by increasing global trade. Those who oppose globalisation in Kerala are those who don’t understand its nature or having understood it, desire to torpedo its good effects to protect their vested interest in the status quo. They are indeed comparable to the feudal lords, who resisted movements for democracy because that would empower the underdogs. Those who understand it know that globalisation is the only road to a brighter future for mankind. No nation can avoid the broad sweep of globalisation unless it shutters up itself like North Korea, to be left on the dung heap of history.