The last few months have been a time of increased activity for us. In September, a renewal of monsoon rains led to severe flooding throughout Orissa, leaving more than 1.5 million people homeless in the state. Every year Orissa seems to bear the brunt of monsoon flooding in India, but this year it was even more so, with miles and miles of land submerged under water. If anyone had traveled on the Calcutta-Chennai railway line during this time, they would have noticed endless expanses of water on both sides of the track as the train went through Orissa. What used to be endless rice fields had been transformed into an all encompassing ocean on both sides of the train, as far as the eye could see.