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When "clouds burst" at the "abode of clouds"...

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Ahead of the Durga Puja, the Goddess was 'helping' sell everything from luxury lats to trendy accessories, even shampoo. (Do businesses employ symbols of other faiths too, during festival seasons as marketing agents and salespeople... Do they dare?) 
Ahead of Durga Puja, also, the Goddess bestowed one form of bounty - copious torrents of the life-giving liquid - water. This time through a cloudburst in India NE. City floods are quite common now, we know, thanks to rampant urbanization and poor solid waste management. Clueless administration demands Central aid, money changes hands from and to clueless Govts, grandiose plans and disaster relief measures get announced (with the media coverage directly proportional to the product of the estimated losses and the promised relief bounty).
Floods in rural areas are as devastating too. When vast open fields end up inundated, there are short and long term losses too. 
Here is a good account of one of the series of 'blessings' - &q…

Dear Mr Abraham Tharakan, RIP

Song of the waves, live on!