Freshwater Trail: Politics Of Thirst

Arati Kumar-Rao

The Politics Of Thirst

A burgeoning city in a dry belt, a transboundary river, and a drought

Bangalore is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. But the city lies in a dry belt with rapidly depleting sources of freshwater. What lessons does history have for its growth? What does life in the basin look like, given the various tugs and pulls on the hotly contested Cauvery waters?

The Trail Thus Far ...