It’s been around ten days since Kerala, my home state, has been enduring the wrath of the open dams. The water level has started subsiding in some parts but there has been a tremendous amount of damage. Lives have been lost, people displaced and homes washed away. Kerala is no stranger to rains but the dams have bought the rivers at people’s doorsteps and into their lives, washing away everything they have painstakingly built.
It’s when such calamities take place that you witness amazing acts of goodness. Perfect strangers help each other. People who are on dry land go to great lengths to distribute food packets and blankets. People from all over the world donate as much as they can to help. If personal tragedies were tackled this way, how beneficial it would be for the mental health of persons who suffer great troubles in their own lives but this is perhaps a thought that should be deferred. Right now, people are stranded in relief camps throughout the state and many have no access to food and water. If any of you wish to donate to the cause, please do so here.