रहिमन पानी राखियै, बिन पानी सब सून ।
पानी गयै ना उबरै, मोती, मानुष, चून ।।
The great medieval poet Abdurraheem Khankhana aka Raheem said, “Keep paani (sparkle/humility/water) because without it all three — pearl, man and lime respectively, are useless.
A half-dry Hamirsar lake in Bhuj, headquarters of Kutch district, Gujarat, India in what is called godhulibela (twilight) in Hindi. Summers here are early and long, and usually oppressive too, leading to huge water scarcity.