There would not be any other place on earth which so depended on monsoon for their livelihood. Keralites have always found their dreams bloom as well as crushed into bits when monsoon played good and bad boy.. I have reasons to think they are slowly coming out of the cave and has started thinking alternative.. because cultivation and plantations have diminished drastically in Kerala, compared to the past decades. There was a time in my childhood when people had to do something or other on each and every phase of monsoon. And I anticipate that a time would come when our children would never know when the monsoon came or went, or what impact it had on people's livelihood.