Business The dream has collapsed: Notes from a deluged state Updated : August 22, 2018 12:44 PM IST As forests made way for farms and farms for towns and cities, Kerala transformed into one big urban sprawl and that too one that was densely populated. Real-estate and mall-driven development model has completely wiped out the Malayali’s connection with nature. When you transform a state that had abundant natural reserves into one giant city, the dream naturally, will collapse. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.