There is a sense of valorisation of the Kerala Model among the secular, liberal community. However, there is an amnesia regarding a rather small positive externality; the decades of Gulf remittances that pads up the over all quality of life.
The hard work should not be erased of the Malayali who would do jobs which they would not do at home. There is a social cost as well. Having watched Asianet while growing up, Malayalam saturates the desert shamal of the littoral port city.
You will find a Kerala Kada in the middle of the desert with news playing in the background.