The unprecedented floods across Kerala dampened the spirit of the Onam festival across God's own country. There was no sign of celebration as NDTV drove from Thrissur to Idukki. There were no floral decorations for which the festival is known. The few roadside flower shops hardly had any customers. As we crossed Thalakod, we saw a newly married couple - Deepthi and Sunil - returning from a temple and entering their home. Their house had a small floral decoration. Deepthi says,"It's a special day for us but when the entire state is in grief due to death and destruction, due to floods, how can we celebrate". Her husband Sunil says,"No special Onam food too, only Payasam".