Kelzai is no ordinary water, for to tell its story, we must tell the story of the earth itself. Over a million years or so ago, India was born as the supercontinent of Pangea tore itself apart. Conditions couldn’t possibly be worse. Seething magma spewing from the earth’s depths, left the land awash in rivers of liquid fire. As the lava cooled, it hardened into basalt, a rock that piled into sheets several kilometres thick. In time, this geological superstructure would come to be known as the Mighty Sahyadris — a mountain range much older than the Himalayas.