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Did You Know That India’s ‘Chennai’ (nee ‘Madras’) Is Running Out Of Water?

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access CNN story. Google ‘Chennai’ for more … much more.


Click image to access my post from last year.


I read about this a couple of days ago and was disturbed. This could become real serious. Yes, they are trucking in water but there is only so much they can bring in.

Chennai, with 4 million people, is India’s 6th largest city. Of those 4 million, at least half are what would be considered poor. They will not have money to buy water. IF the authorities cannot supply them with free water they are in real trouble — true danger. And that is the worry.

Hopefully the monsoon which has been both late and not up to par in terms of rainfall will cooperate and turns things around.

They are also looking at desalination but that is not a short-term fix.

Not good.

Last year, Cape Town, to my relief dodged the bullet.

I am hoping that Chennai does too. It is a city that I used to know and had friends living in. It is the nearest Indian city to Sri Lanka. I have flown there and also gone across by TRAIN — when we had a train service that crossed a now washed away causeway.

Fingers crossed.

I just wanted to make sure that you knew about this.


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A Visually Mesmerizing Mandala.

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, of course, a Teischan (13) creation. She drew this, in a few hours, yesterday. She is done with homeschooling for the Summer and as such has more time on her hands for painting. So, this was the outcome. I took many pictures of it. None of them do it adequate justice.


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Summer Solstice 2019 In New Hampshire Will Be At 11:54 am (Eastern) On Friday, June 21.

by Anura Guruge


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Pretty close to noon this year.
Kind of neat.
Most of us will be able to watch for it.

IF you pay real close attention
you can feel the Earth making the turn!

Plus 

MY LEAST FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR!

Days start getting shorter — and I hate that.

To I, it means Winter is on the way.

11:54 am Eastern in the USA — 15:54 (or 03:54 pm) GMT.


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Last Three Year.



https://nhlifefree.com/2015/06/17/summer-solstice-2015-in-new-hampshire-will-be-on-sunday-june-21-2015-1239-pm-eastern-1639-gmt-fathers-day-also-2/Related Posts:
Search ‘Solstice’ or ‘Full Moon’ for posts from prior years. 
Check Category ‘astronomy’.


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Father’s Day 2019 — Us At Boston (New England) Aquarium.

by Anura Guruge


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Anura Guruge Father's Day 2019
Anura Guruge Father's Day 2019


Funny thing this, though we all carry ‘cameras‘ (or smartphones with cameras) we do NOT take many family pictures.

So, this is quite rare. Yes, we had the obligatory ‘official’ photo taken as we entered — but they were not that good and these, taken by a kind stranger, were better.


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