Insights into Editorial: Kerala rains: Idukki landslide

Context: Landslides have caused massive damage of life and property during extremely heavy rain across India, most recently in Kerala. The Kedarnath landslide in Uttarakhand in June 2013, caused by flash floods that resulted in over 5,000 deaths, was identified as the most tragic such disaster. The landslip in Idukki, that has so far claimed …