Articles by Sibi Arasu

Sibi Arasu is an independent journalist based in Chennai, India. He writes on a plethora of issues, including water sustainability, urban conflicts and the environment. He tweets @sibi123. His other stories can be viewed at

Battling India’s Sand Barons

n November 2008, a gang of around 70 assailants attacked S. Mugilan and his nine comrades with kadaparais (crowbars) and aruvals (curved machetes). The attack took place at around three…