The alarm rang at sharp 5:00AM, as usual I snoozed and continued to sleep.mini me started kissing and cuddling me, with a smile on my face I hugged her and woke up. I took her to the bathroom to give her a shower,turned on the tap and after 30 minutes got a handful of water,immediately i washed her body with this. Yes this is the way I was forced to give her a bath because of the water scarcity everywhere. Every drop of water was precious and costlier than gold. My little angel wouldn’t believe when I told her in those days we had running water in the taps and, we would not turn off the taps inspite of water being filled in water tubs, we would keep the tap on while brushing our teeth. We would wash our cars and bikes with running water and wouldn’t bother to turn off the tap We all conveniently thought that nothing was happening to the water There was lot of slogans and awareness about saving the water, however we were ignorant and careless and did not heed a word about those things. I remember as a child I saw lot of parks, gardens and greenery everywhere which was now replaced by lot of sky scrapers. 8 glasses of water was recommended for drinking those days, but now we are forced to drink only quarter glass of water irrespective of being thirsty. My mini me was both shocked and surprised listening to my words.she wanted to know when can she use water for her basic requirements, and why did the earlier generations not save water and why was there no initiative taken. It was like a slap on my face, because I hadn’t done anything to save the water too, i was comfortably blaming others for not doing.I never realized modernization was slowly making way to deforestation which in turn led to lack of rainfalls and scarcity of water. It was a vicious circle. I should have done my part of saving the water, however I had not. I held my little one’s palm and promised that I would not waste water and will do my part of saving it, when suddenly I heard my mini me’s voice, “ Mumma what are you telling,what do you want to save”? I opened my eyes and saw that i was next to her on the bed, It did not take much time for me to understand that the whole thing was a dream. I hope the coming generations are lucky enough to see the natural water bodies like river, lakes etc and are not surprised by the mention of the word water. Let’s not wait for a day when we repent and curse ourselves and would have reached the stage where nothing can be done, lets pledge to save the water and save ourselves. What are some of the steps you have taken to save water?