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Secularism, Flood relief camps, Christmas, Kerala floods

How we overcame: I found Muslim Santas in a flood relief camp in Kerala this Christmas

Kerala has been able to recover from the devastating monsoon flood because people helped each other out, regardless of faith and creed.


 |  5-minute read
Cyclones, Hydrological disasters, Lessons, Kerala floods

Nine lessons that we can learn from the Kerala floods

India, prone to hydrological disasters due to drought, floods and cyclones, must learn to manage both water excess and scarcity.


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Ecosystem, Narendra Modi, BJP, Kerala floods

No more cosmetic rebuilding: What India needs to do after the Kerala floods

As the waters recede and the reality of reconstruction dawns, quick solutions need to be avoided.


 |  9-minute read
Gadgil report, Western Ghats, Kerala flood relief, Kerala floods

Ecological exploitation of Western Ghats led to Kerala floods. But the worst is yet to come

Political lobbying and opposition from all six states along the ecologically sensitive zone forced the Centre to rethink implementation of Gadgil report.


 |  RIGHT Foot Forward  |  6-minute read
Narendra Modi, Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala rescue operations, Kerala floods

Why receding flood water in Kerala has left behind a trail of vicious north-south divide

Virtual wars are being fought over everything, from the amount of aid to the cause of the deluge. Both Malayalis and others have added to the noise.


 |  7-minute read
Natural Disaster, Children, Happiness curriculum, Kerala floods

Can a ‘happiness curriculum’ help heal the wounds of children in flood-hit Kerala?

While youngsters across the country are plagued by issues of parental pressure, stress and fear of failure, those in Kerala are burdened with new concerns.


 |  14-minute read
Uae, Central funds, Natural Disaster, Kerala floods

Kerala floods: Shame how we Indians politicised a national calamity and tragedy

But there are also stories that come in of ordinary people doing extraordinary things from all corners of the country.


 |  It Could Happen to You  |  7-minute read
Soil Erosion, Kerala floods, Sand Mafia, Sand Mining

Uncontrolled sand mining led to Kerala floods. This is only waiting to happen again

And it’s not just Kerala. Almost each of India’s 400-plus rivers is in the grip of the sand mining mafia.


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Kerala floods, Extrajudicial killings, AFSPA, Indian Army

Kerala floods rescue op, AFSPA 'dilution': The two shades of Indian Army

Armymen too are human beings and please grant them some rights.


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RSS, Hindutva, Communalism, Kerala floods

No communalism please, we are Malayalis

The recent floods hitting Kerala also brought a deluge of divisiveness and communal spite. However, Kerala's people withstood both these angry tides.