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Chennai prayed too hard.... Part I | by Pandiyan
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Chennai prayed too hard.... Part I

The city missed monsoons for several years. Wells drying up everywhere. Water table going down where it has never gone before. People got used to buying water. Political parties fortunes depend on the vagaries of rain gods. You can pick out a Chennai resident anywhere by the look he/she gives when people waste water.

 

One side people try seeding clouds; engineers work on affordable desalination. On the other side some try special 'poojais' (prayers)

 

Perhaps they prayed too hard. We had rains today like we never had before. Well. at least for a long time. 21 cms in five hours and still continuing...

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Taken on October 23, 2005