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Laasya Shekhar

Freelance Journalist

Laasya Shekhar is an independent journalist based in Chennai with previous stints in Newslaundry, Citizen Matters and Deccan Chronicle.

August 08, 2023

Official maps show the roads, the power stations, the lighthouse - but skip all the special spots where generations of Indian fishermen have moored boats or dried their silvery catch, prayed for the living and buried their dead.

So now the fishermen of southern India are learning a whole new skill: mapping their ancient land by app - plot by precious plot - to stop industry from swallowing life on the lagoon.