According to the indigenous calendar, ‘Kollavarsham’, the product of centuries-old of climatic observations, this is the ‘Kanni’ month characterised by sultry temperatures, so high that the ‘sea would evaporate’ (“kadal vattum”). Paradoxically, the southern states are currently being buffeted by a persistent low pressure, resulting in torrential rains, devastating floods, and high velocity winds resulting in loss of life and property. Thus, this seems to be a fitting time to introduce my new blog on all matters pertaining to the environment. I shall be scribbling my various thoughts, straight from the heart, and would appreciate your views as well.
And apparently, I must include a legal disclaimer somewhere on my blog. So, hear, hear!
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