Unraveling the mystery of our roots to understand the present and predict the future.
Short answer: Because “whiskey’s for drinking, but water’s for fighting over”.
|Tufa tower of Mono Lake|
Experts did some complicated maths (which has lot’s of assumption) to come up with the magic number of 740 TCM ft of total water available from Kaveri Basin (if monsoon does not fail). Of that the major chunk of 462 TCM ft is the yield of the river in Karnataka. Karnataka can keep only 270 TCM ft and give the rest (192 TCM ft) to TN. TN also generates 227 TCM ft from it’s own catchment area increasing the total share of the state to 419 TCM ft (227+192). Kerala, which generates 51 TCM ft, can keep only 30 TCM ft. The rest 21 is divided between Pondicherry (7 TCM ft) and environmental purposes (14 TCM ft).
The upper-riparian nations (riparian nations—nations across which, or along which, a river flows) initially base their claims on absolute territorial sovereignty, typically claiming the right to do whatever they choose with the water regardless of its effect on other riparian nations. Downstream nations, on the other hand, generally begin with a claim to the absolute integrity of the river, claiming that upper-riparian nations can do nothing that affects the quantity or quality of water that flows in the watercourse. The utter incompatibility of such claims guarantees that neither claim will prevail in the end, although the process of negotiating or otherwise arriving at a solution might require decades.
|REF# © 1986 Túrelio (via Wikimedia-Commons), 1986 /|
I will remember your blessings mother,
Till my last days sun shall set.
With which you have blessed the poor,
Gave them shelter and bread.
I will remember your smile mother,
With which you won million hearts,
With which you revived people in misery,
Made them one amongst the world.
I will remember your words mother,
Which you taught and prayed.
With which you showed path to salvation,
To the millions, sinful and afraid.
Your frail silhouette in blue and white sari
Is a symbol of hope and peace.
In a mind full of distress and pain
It feels like eternal bliss.
‘Don’t be Gama in the land of Lama’ - A signboard in Leh
|View from Stok Palace|
|Outside Stok Palace|
|CONGLOMARATES ON THE WAY|
|VIEW FROM OUR HOTEL|
|Marshland around Tso kar|
|Salts of Tso Kar|