Let me say SORRY to all my dear readers…This very gap in my posts was really unexpected. Firstly, even though in vacation my plans to continue to write was a big fail, as we were stuck in the Flood that hit my homeland…our gods own country…Kerala.
Kerala is a calm and serene destination in south India. We the people of Kerala are always blessed with the finest climates, and the rainy season – the monsoon- on which agricultural Kerala relays on, is a time of blend emotions, that Keralites always cherish. The school reopenings, all the busy rainy mornings, playful kids at the roadside puddles, that patting sounds of rain at the window sills…
But, the rainy season of 2018, was not like the previous years. It was as if GOD had plans, not a single, but many many plans to each individual Keralites…and that’s why each one of us have our own stories to share, stories of horror, and sleepless nights, prayers and religious harmony, cooperation and compassion, moreover the stories of acceptance of the unavoidable, acceptance of the supernatural power above .
Here is the front view of my house during the flood. A picture captured by my relative who took shelter on the first floor of our house. Later they were rescued by the helicopter rescue team.
The aftermath of the devastating flood…
Days of cleaning and chlorination followed and still some more electrical and plumbing works pending.
All those flood days taught many valuable lessons.
Firstly, only a neighbor worth more than a distant relative.
Then, we understood the warmth of family bonds, as many of us took shelter in those relatives house, we haven’t been in touch for long.
We came to understand, how to live with minimal resources.
We learned to be in harmony irrespective of religion, financial or social status.
Now, after three months, our Kerala is almost back on track. And once again is open to the world with her natural beauty…..
Bonus: You could watch a documentary on 12th Nov 2018 on Discovery Channel at 9 pm (IST ) ‘KERALA FLOODS – THE HUMAN STORY’