The stampede that occurred at Pulmedu near Vandiperiyar in Idukki, as Sabarimala pilgrims made their way back after witnessing the Makarajyothi on Friday, has left more than 100 dead and dozens injured. Photos: H. Vibhu
For the many young Florence Nightingales from Kerala State tending the sick at numerous hospitals around the country and the globe - Thiruvonam 2014 falling on September 7 is to reverentially celebrate minus the luxury of getting to their hometowns. Text & photos: P.V. Sivakumar.