When Water — and Hope — Run Dry

My friend Prabalpratap Singh Bhadoria snapped a photo of the water train in Chennai, India, where the water crisis is on the minds of the city’s 10 million thirsty residents.

Still think climate change is fake? Visit Chennai, India, where taps run dry.

I arrived in this South Indian coastal city about six weeks ago to care for a friend’s sweet kitty, who would sit at my feet while I wrote at my computer. I stayed in her upscale, spacious apartment overlooking the relatively litter-free Palavakkam Beach. A man was paid to open the gate every time I left on my Vespa scooter.