Author(s): Subhash Vyam (Artist)
"Did we take more than our due?" Weaving his tale around a Gond fable about water, artist Subash Vyam muses on the history of our relationship to this most primeval of elements. A migrant to the city, he recalls growing up in a village where water was always scarce and human ingenuity was welcomed. In contrast to the village, the needs of the city are monstrous and there is a great danger that we will run this resource completely dry. In the end, there is only one way forward: allcommunities need to make a pact with Nature in order to survive -- or in our mindless push to harness her powers, we might lose our own place in this universe.