Four arrested for blocking Michael Levitt’s houseboat in Kerala on day of Bharat Bandh; Nobel laureate fears India is ‘sinking into lawlessness'
Four people were arrested in Kerala for blocking the houseboat carrying Nobel laureate Michael Levitt in the backwaters during the nation-wide strike against the Centre's anti-labour policies
Kerala After Floods: Tourism hit with animal carcasses on backwaters, hill stations cut off; Rs 25,165 cr needed for rebuilding
The stain of death and devastation wrought by Kerala’s worst flood in a century will take longer than a season to wash away.
For centuries, the backwaters have been the lifeline of rural communities inhabiting the waterlogged areas in Kerala. The unregulated tourism expansion in the last two decades has deprived them their livelihood by polluting the water they use for cooking, drinking, washing, fishing and farming.