This year in Kerala, the South West Monsoon was delayed by a week. According to the weatherman, the rain, so far, is normal compared to the previous monsoons. However, the killer waves along the Kerala coast are anything but normal.
In Valiyathura, a coastal village in Thiruvananthapuram, the killer waves have swallowed some 100 houses forcing fishermen to take shelter at a nearby Government Upper Primary School. The school is less than 500 meters away from where their houses stood once but they have been bestowed with a new name. They have become refugees in their own village.