What happens if and when a dam of milk explodes

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Many moons ago, Sharad Pawar, then chief minister of Maharashtra, came to the Lalitha Mahal Palace hotel in Mysore for a summit with the chief ministers of the southern States. Stepping out, he grandly told the assembled reporters that agreement had been reached on the Dudh Sagar issue.

The reporters, of course, knew nothing of Dudh Sagar, although one of them bravely ventured to guess that it must be “some milk project” involving Karnataka and Maharashtra. The Dudh Sagar is some milk project, except that it is the milk of water.

Yesterday, this is how it looked when the milk majestically gushed into the State from India’s fifth tallest water falls.

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News