(This article first appeared in BBC.com on 9 June 2016.)
By Shivam Vij in New Delhi:
They are finally here, the monsoons, India’s most important weather phenomenon.
After days of speculation about the date, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) announced on Wednesday that the monsoons had arrived in Kerala. India receives 80% of its annual rainfall during the monsoon season, which runs between June and September. Continue reading “How monsoon rains lift India’s spirit and economy”