Meaning: Period of time when there is water scarcity in urban areas, generally, Metropolises. (Note: I do not wish to extend this to droughts in villages as I feel it is too flippant for such use.)
Pronunciation: Refer to the Root
Usage: Water from Veeranam may alleviate the pyasages of the past in Chennai.
Root: Pyas (thirst in Hindi) + Age (period of time)