Kerala floods show the relationship between climate change and extreme rainfall is complex.
Uncontrolled growth at the expense of the environment will severely exacerbate the impacts of climate change. As shown with tragic floods in India, our cities are not prepared for extreme events.
More than 350 people have died after intense rainfall in the Indian state.
The alleged sexual assault of a well-known actress in Kerala has sparked outrage and exposed serious gender issues at the heart of the society.
While Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist government can take heart, the political landscape is fragmenting along caste, religious and ideological lines.