Rain, and lots of it

by Mike on July 31, 2004

I haven’t seen the sun in over a week. Each day, it rains relentlessly; the streets turn to rivers and everyone says goodbye to what electricity there is. But we know nothing over in these parts.

In Bangladesh, one of the worst monsoons on record is devastating even more than normal the lives of millions. The BBC states 25 million estimated homeless, and the numbers are likely to increase. However, this brings into question how we define what can be a blessing and a curse for, as one villager noted, “It will be a good harvest next year”.

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