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Now that he is back in the familiar corridors of history, Sathyan Edakkad is again eloquent about the stories about the monument where he works as a tourism policeman. A fresh wave of excitement overcomes the Assistant Sub-Inspector with Kerala’s innovatively-conceived Tourism Police, as Sathyan narrates the labyrinthine past of five-century-old Kannur Fort where he was initially posted in 2002 — practically as a guide to the visitors at the military construction by the sea in northern Kerala. Back in the fort recently following a transfer, it is not mugged-up information that the middle-aged official serves to visitors. And that is what distinguishes Sathyan — a five-time winner of Kerala Tourism award — from his fellow employees. If Kerala’s brush with a whole range of cultur...

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