Monsoons have become more extreme over central India in the last 60 years. Intensified rainfall events have become more frequent, causing floods, flashfloods, and landslides. Groundwater-replenishing moderate rainfall events have receded into the background in this context. The aftermath of rain and floods in Chennai and the rest of Tamil Nadu is a reminder of what a changing monsoon circulation can do. It stands etched in both physical and psychic realms. At the end of the day, any ci