Friday, March 16, 2018

The Rains

Finally the sky had shown us mercy and poured through the piercing sun cooling down the heat. Though March is supposed to be the spring season it seems global warming has taken its toll and the sun is harsher than ever! Ironically the untimely rain (another phenomena of global warming?) has provided some relief from the heat and refreshed our mind.

However this untimely rain has also moved me to a terrible thought.

The monsoon is such a prevalent and most awaited season of India. And yet most of the cities designed lack the basic means to drain out the storm water, or even have proper roads to stop the water from collecting at a place.

Our ancestors knew the importance of drainage and built such efficient drainage systems in the ancient cities of Harappa and Mohenjo-daro. Then why don’t we build cities that help with the same cause. Stop water from collecting unnecessarily and use it in innovative ways to overcome water shortage.

The rain is a beautiful phenomenon, it is truly a gift from the heavens. So why waste it in potholes and clogged drains?

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