Monsoon rains descend today. All plans get cancelled, and we stay at home to enjoy alloo-puri – with electricity, to my surprise. But at night, the lights fade away for a few hours. This summer, “load-shedding” has been considerably less. One of our friends who manages Karachi’s controversial electricity service tells me that KESC has instituted a new policy: neighborhoods where residents pay bills receive non-stop power, while low-income neighborhoods where electricity is being stolen and/or not being paid for are experiencing the daily burden of 5-6 hours without electricity.