In this episode of Decoding Disasters we explore the monsoon - a unique weather phenomenon intertwined with the life and economy of the Indian nation. How does the monsoon work? What makes it fluctuate year to year? What makes it lead to so many disasters – floods, drought and farmer suicides? Through our journey, we track the monsoon, the science of how it works, how we can predict its vagaries and how any we cope with its disastrous variations.