© Valarummathy Nagamuthu
CAVE 1 - THERE IS NO WATER - ONLY THE WATER OF TEARS
You'll truly appreciate the importance of every drop of water when you have to collect and carry it yourself. Water is incredibly precious, even more so than gold; it's the essence of life itself. Some are left with no choice but to face death when deprived of it.
People trek for miles under the scorching sun in search of contaminated puddles, desperately scraping together every bit of polluted water just to quench their thirst, fully aware that it may lead to a slower death.
The earth's soil is parched, unable to absorb the raindrops that fall upon it. The land has withered to a bone-dry, ashen wasteland, covered in yellow dust.
A mother tells her daughter, "Let me get you some water to quench your thirst," only to realize later that the meager water they've gathered isn't sustaining life but prolonging the inevitable.
Fish, crops, cattle, the land, and humans are all suffering the same fate—slowly perishing due to the scarcity of this life-giving resource.