Not Much Going On

Pretty ordinary day. Nothing happened except we had another small thunderstorm. It only lasted about half an hour but it blew out some power lines or something. That meant no TV or computer and with a knack of perfect timing my mobile ran out of charge too. I don’t have a laptop right now so all in all it was four gadget free hours gifted to me by the storm. It was just four hours but felt more like forty! Couldn’t go out either because of the rain.The lightning show stopped too soon so was left with nothing to do.

My gran tells me about her childhood .People preferred to use lanterns and entertainment was in the form of a transistor radio. Movies were held once or twice a year. Kinda hard to imagine what living like that would be like. I mean they were used to it but if someone sent me back in time to live like that I’ll go mad pretty soon.TV, mp3 player, mobile  and computer, most of my day is spent with one of these things.

Thankfully they repaired the power lines. Now back to life of 21st Century.


When it rains

The monsoon hasn’t started yet but we still have rains every other day that last only for fifteen minutes or so. I just love rain. The sound, the smell of soil after the first rain and even the thunder and lightning. Well, not the heavy storms, they leave too much disaster in their wake.

I get weird looks from some when I say I like thunder and lightning. What do they think exactly when they hear say I like it? What I mean is the beauty of it not hat I want to stand outside with an iron rod in my hand with the hope of getting electrocuted.Its beautiful to see the fork of lightning split the sky turning night into day for just a second. Do you think the same way??
Some of my friends say they lock up the doors and windows when it starts. It’s like they expect the lightning to barge in through the door, just ridiculous!!

Sunset just before the rains.

Sunset just before the rain.

As I said before the rains haven’t started in earnest yet so most of the time only part of the city gets rainfall.  Travelling from one part of the town to next  turns into a something of a  comic situation because you’ll get drenched but the other area would be dry and people will be staring at you wondering why you look like you started driving just after getting out of the shower.  That exactly is what happened to me yesterday. I drive a two-wheeler, most common means of transport in this part of the world, so when it rains the only options are either wait till it ends or get drenched. I got drenched and got a good amount of stares from those in the dry area while waiting for the signal to change. Some staring wont change my love for the rain. You stare at me I’ll stare right back.

Looks like it going to rain today also. Looking forward to it, will be a nice change from this heat.