Everybody Loves a Good Drought


“Palagummi Sainath is a bitter man.” & “Palagummi Sainath has reasons to be bitter”.

When you read these short accounts (mostly newspaper reports) of some of the poorest people of India, about their lives and livelihood, about their gullibility and superstitions, about their victimization by the corrupt and mindless policy-makers, about their misery and public apathy towards their sufferings, you will go through a series of emotions – starting from a mix of anger, amusement and pity , slowly moving to frustration and sympathy and finally succumbing to hopeless depression.