Tag: Monsoons

As Deadly Floods Engulf Nepal Border, Anger Turns to India

GAUR, Nepal — The monsoon rains would not stop. They lashed Nepal’s border with India, pooling into a swift current that crumbled homes, cut electricity and swept away people and animals. But this summer’s flash floods played out differently on the Indian side. Embankments blocked swollen upstream rivers from emptying south, leaving Nepal to deal […]

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Waiting for the Monsoon, Discovering a Brain Tumor Instead

I routinely give titles to my journals, in which I have long recorded interviews, appointments, odd thoughts and cris de coeur. My journal commencing June 17, 2019, is called, “Waiting for the Monsoon.” The Indian summer has always fascinated me, and I was in New Delhi, experiencing its climactic extremes firsthand. Summer is when the […]

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India’s Terrifying Water Crisis

India’s water crisis offers a striking reminder of how climate change is rapidly morphing into a climate emergency. Piped water has run dry in Chennai, the southern state of Tamil Nadu’s capital, and 21 other Indian cities are also facing the specter of “Day Zero,” when municipal water sources are unable to meet demand. Chennai, […]

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Death Toll Grows From Floods and Landslides Across South Asia

The death toll mounted Monday from flooding and landslides caused by torrential weekend rains in India and Nepal, as China reported record flooding in its rivers and aid workers in Bangladesh scrambled to secure a huge refugee camp that was inundated by mud and water. The hardest-hit country appeared to be Nepal, where the police […]

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