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Overgrazing has left parched and barren deserts in areas that were already struggling with aridness.
Within this steel framework, lightweight and corrugated and flat-seam metal siding responds to the aridness of the desert and prevents heat buildup within the wall cavity.
Some five years ago, as a resident of the city, the stories one heard of the Telangana districts was about their underdevelopment, aridness and social disconnect with the rest of Andhra Pradesh.
A long time ago, Somalia would now and again pole-vault into my obsessive recall, with its miragey aridness forming instantaneously into a vapory realness, and its thorny trees puncturing the air mattresses of my nightly visions.