The great Indian monsoon and its friends
A look at the association between the southwest monsoon and its companions
Has the slump in monsoon really ended?
The all India rainfall deficit is down to 25 per cent as of July 23, showing an improvement in the rainfall scenario. But will the 'run rate' of …
Monsoon progresses sluggishly over India
With only 57 per cent of normal rainfall recorded in India till now and less chance of rainfall improvement in this week, hope of monsoon revival …
Monsoon's bizarre progress
Monsoon is progressing as expected only over some parts of India; 44% less rainfall recorded between June 1 and 11
The monsoon always catches the government unawares
First there was the mounting suspense. All of India awaited with bated breath the arrival of the south west monsoon. Would it arrive? Miraculously,…
Who leads the intimate dance of El Nino with the Indian monsoon?
Not all droughts over India are explained by El Nino-Southern Oscillation
Monsoon plays Jekyll and Hyde
Monsoon-friendly Assam reeling under drought
Rainfall improves slightly in India
Amidst talks of an undeclared drought looming over the country, monsoon makes its presence felt in central and south India
Is the Grid ready for the windy days?
The monsoon months of May through September are some of the windiest months in the peninsula and Tamil Nadu has a lot to gain during these months …
As the world continues to pump greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the global temperatures could rise by 3°C by mid-century, says a soon-to-…
For over 2 months now, the hills of Simlipal in Orissa have been inundated by fierce monsoon showers. Thick foliage dripping water on the …
Where have we gone wrong?
With every monsoon, the extent of floods in the country and its ensuing misery increases. Is this suffering largely self-inflicted?
Despite using satellites and supercomputers, meteorologists are still baffled by the monsoon, unable to say precisely when it will occur and how …
The forgotten waters of Sanchi
Come monsoon, and archaeologists will be testing the revival of an
Ancient water harvesting system in this historic Buddhist town
The blind Court
This is a story of justice denied.
On February 13, 1996, the Supreme Court, the highest seat of justice in the country, ruled that five units …
Will it, won't it
Indian meteorologists say the Pacific current El Nio would not disrupt monsoons in India. Foreign experts disagree
Tryst with rain
Following the monsoon failure of 1999-2000, two states - Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh - launched crash programmes to encourage water harvesting. An …
Another monsoon. The season of suffering in India's flood plains. And of blaming upstream people for floods. Is there an end to this
Awaiting the deluge
The question on everyone's lips is when will the monsoon commence and how extensive will it be?
Standing the test of drought
After the 1999 monsoon failed in several areas of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, there is a serious drought. Summer is a good four months away, and …
A water journey
Monsoon means celebrations for the people of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat who script success stories of rainwater harvesting. But in Rajasthan they …
Stalagamite weather report
The result obtained from stalagamites -- supplemented by past temperature records, type of vegetation, data from the oceans such as the growth …
Stagnation as a culture
WATER is for flowing. When made to stagnate, it buzzes deafeningly of a culture of deliberate ignorance. Look at the misfortune of the people of …