Monsoon rains

Studies warn what we call a seasonal drought is, in fact, a full-blown water crisis, accentuated by poor planning. Groundwater and sand extraction from river beds and basins has turned unsustainable, say many government and independent studies. (Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint)

A wish list on water from parched India

10 min read . 11 Jun 2019
A localized cumulonimbus storm with shelf clouds over Kolkata. Photo: Debarshi Duttagupta

About our Monsoon Special

1 min read . 21 Jul 2018
Burberry’s new laminated tartan trench.

‘If I were a cloud chaser...’

2 min read . 20 Jul 2018
Monsoon showers speak to our inner child, often washing away our inhibitions too.

They keep falling on my head

5 min read . 20 Jul 2018