Reblogging this as I’m too disturbed to write in my own words…
My beloved Chennai which we playfully tease as the city with diverse climatic conditions of Hot .. Hotter.. Hottest – is in a state of pure terror.
Rains are not the occasional soul-cleansing stream of water that triggers petrichor anymore. Rains have caused unbelievable havoc in the city. The residents and the Goverment of Tamil Nadu were not at all prepared for this kind of calamity. Rightly so. Who in their right mind could be ready for THIS much of rain. That too in Chennai.
People that are blaming the government for poor drainage systems and rain water management, I feel you. But no amount of preplanning could have saved us from THIS.
It blows my mind to think that, there have been times in the recent past where “drought” and “water scarcity” were the only concerns of this sinking city. Look at us now.
Every goddamn road is flooded…
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