Summer has just begun….

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We are, according to the traditional calendar,only in Vasant Ritu. But in Bangalore, this is the hot season. The temperature is rising steadily, and so, too, is the demand for water.

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Sitting on a plateau, having depleted our water-table alarmingly, we are facing tremendous difficulties for water, and the fact was brought home to me by the sight of these women (it’s still a sad fact of life that you will hardly find men queueing up with pots) sharing a water source, on this occasion, for washing.

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How are we going to fare during Grishma Ritu, I wonder?

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Deepa Mohan is a freelance writer and avid naturalist.