Resiliency-building for India's annual rains
One of India's biggest Bollywood exports, Monsoon Wedding, shows the celebration that traditionally comes with the annual rains. Rural villages dance with excitement as the deluge recharges the water table, bringing hope for a good crop in the ensuing months. Urban areas, however, greet the monsoon with greater caution. Mumbai's 2005 flood shut the city down for days, resulting in loss of life and crippling the country's economic capital. Other Indian cities have experienced similar destruction. For urban informal communities, the annual rains wreak havoc on their lives. Read more or discuss.