Aberrant climatic patterns in India have led to speculation about the future, some dire, some benign, and others outright dismissive of the fears. I think the reality is somewhere in between. As an agricultural scientist working with soil and plants in Europe, Africa and Asia during the last three decades, I have seen perceptible changes in the climate pattern. Soil is a gift to life and could be described as the “Soul Of Infinite Life” or “soul”. There was some amusement o