Sitting quietly at the Ritambhara Ashram just as the sun sets and the birds have gone to their nests, you feel incredibly tranquil. In a corner of your mind, you notice the sounds of a waterfall. It is a far away, tantalizing sound. On some days it can be heard clearly, especially after a heavy rain, and on others one has to walk to the farthest corner of the Ashram to hear this beautiful drum beat.
The heavy rains do something else too, they cause a sudden flow of water in the stream and like a small flash flood, it displaces the neatly laid traps that feed water to the Ashram. And so I wanted to investigate the source of the water and the state of our pipes.