Spot A Syrian Christian
- Spreading wings: Can be found in every field—hospitality, plantations, jewellery, construction, media.
- Trustworthy and hardworking: He fears a moral authority above. You can trust him with your soul, but don’t expect him to trust you.
- Tall claims: Will claim superiority. Will ‘know’ every high connection.
- Confident: With a partly non-Indian appellation, they have a robust sense of national identity.
- Smart: Stylish and well turned out. She takes pride in her cooking and throws fabulous parties.
It is said, in the grand tradition of apocrypha, that long, long before Christianity wore the vestments of Rome’s official state religion, the Gospel of Christ arrived in Kerala on a Syrian boat and seeped into its being like tea from a teabag (with due credit to Arundhati Roy’s The God Of Small...