Under the Sheltering Sky
I was recently in Gwalior and Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh. As the Shatabdi wended its way south, we passed a continuous landscape of dusty fields with dispirited men and cattle, all wandering in search of food and water. The pitiless landscape of empty, unsown fields extended all the way to Agra, Dholpur, Morena and Gwalior. I was told there had been no rain.