Karthikeyan Hemalatha is a freelance journalist in Chennai. He writes on international politics, marine ecology, climate change, and agriculture. He won the Statesman awards for rural reporting and a special mention by RedInk Awards in 2018.
What happens to the local economy and environment when massive outpourings of unregulated aid reach fishing communities? A look at India's Tamil Nadu state in the wake of the 2004 tsunami shows us more.