Aaranmula is a little hamlet in the state of Kerala. They are famous for the "Aaranmula Mirror" and their famous "Snake boat" races during Onam. Chandu and I were lucky to visit during this time, last year. I wanted to share this today for a particular reason.
Today morning it rained and I got scared.
Earlier, I would invite people to visit Kerala during the monsoons. I used fancy phrases like "immodestly green" when describing the land I was so proud of.
I never got tired of the rains and all that meant for malayalees. Or so I thought.
The floods which devastated my place has left behind scars that will take a long time to heal.
The 10 day celebrations around Aaranmula Boat races were cancelled this year.
I hope we don't face the same devastation next year. When my little niece grows up, I want her generation to experience it firsthand. I hope we have not destroyed the planet so much so that all these are irrevocably lost.