Waiting in line to perform my mother’s last rites at Sumanahalli Crematorium, the familiar smell in the air took me towards the valley. The Vrishabhavathi river flowed dark and foul next to the crematorium.
An umbrella of hot air over the built-up area of the city is an ‘urban heat-island’. There are many processes contributing to the temperature —air pollutants, vehicular movements, loss of tree cover and more. Steel flyover could be one of them.