Major Ravi: “What amazed me was how men like Abdul Aziz and Sylvester, the fisherman from Manassery, put their lives at risk to go out and help people.”
Kesari chief editor: “(RSS-affiliated) Seva Bharati rescued the vicar and others stranded in Unni Mishiha church, and many from Kunnatheri’s Darul Islam madrassa.”
Prof Hameed Chennamangaloor: “Though Kerala acted in unison, the same was not seen with the political parties. No party washed the office of another party.”
Blasphemous as it may sound, for a brief while, during the great flood, it seemed as though God had abandoned Kerala. The flood’s wrath didn’t spare temples, churches or mosques—a few even crumbled and fell. And as the furious deluge loosed itself, destroying all in its path, religious rituals were disrupted for days. A strikingly positive narrative, however, emerged from the midst of the destruction and...