A river never knows what breaking news is

Today is D-day in the country’s oldest river water dispute. The final order in the Cauvery row which has kept political, linguistic and parochial pots boiling on either side for decades will come in an hour or so from now. Saggere Ramaswamy of Karnataka Photo News sends us a picture, shot this morning, of the river that has benignly sustained us and generations before us without rancour and illwill. Some 90,000 cusecs of water was released from the Krishnaraja Sagar dam today, given the heavy inflow.