When Kumbalangad Unnikrishnan, the General Secretary of Madrasi Kerala Samajam and Director Board Member of Kerala Pravasi Welfare Trust asked me if I was interested in taking part in the May Day celebrations held at 'Hotel Chicago', I was amazed. I was hearing this name for the first time. “'Hotel Chicago?'”, I wondered. (It was in Chicago, USA where the general strike for the 'Eight hour work day' was held. )