In the first few days of August 2010, an epic storm was brewing over Leh in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh region. A rare weather system, a product of meteorological activity in Europe and Russia, had descended over the Tibetan plateau north-east of Leh. On August 6,  the town was hit by a deluge that overwhelmed the desert region which normally gets less than 100 mm a year. More than 250 people were killed and more than 10,000 people affected.It was an unusual system. Different elements mashe