A woman cycles through the streets with her children, looking for drinking water. (Pic : M. Vedhan/ The Hindu)

Why do we still have water scarcity in Indian cities?

It is a cycle almost as predictable as the boom and bust of economic cycles – every few years, the monsoon fails and suddenly, there is water scarcity in the cities. People suffer and try everything they can to tide over the shortage. Then, the next year the rains are better and everyone forgets about…

Grouse in my backyard

The hibernation is over

You know it’s time to blog more often (or shut down the blog) when the frequency of wordpress updates far exceeds that of your posts. Not that there haven’t been topics I’ve wanted to blog about. ┬áBut typing on your phone (as I am doing now) or on a tablet can be really frustrating. Maybe…