Thursday, May 1, 2008

Swalpa adjust maaDi!


Nimma mane hathra, maLe bantha? (did it rain near your house? )
Thats an oft repeated question out here.

Summer's been fantastic in Bangalore...no doubts about it. It makes us look like fools half the time. What would you say, if my car zooms into this slick tarred, dry, scorched road ,looking like a cat has been dragged into the muddy puddle...
Yes, that is my Bengaluru for you? You'd think i'm joking, or i've run my car thru the carwash and the muddy ground.
It happened while I was driving back from picking up my son. Thundershowers threatened me so sincerely...you would think I'd panic...nah...
I know them only too well...they were just warning me that at the end of the road, it was raining, and raining cats and dogs...and some trees too...

Strange but true.
I remember while in school, we would wear our raincoats, get drenched in the rain, get into the bus, and hold onto the bags for dear life, worrying about how to explain the wet uniforms to our mother, inspite of having the raincoat on!!! But what do we see when we get down...dry, earth. No signs of rain..
How do you expect our mom's to even remotely believe us?????

Its been playing these games the last few days..."rain in the 15th cross brought down 3 sampige trees, while the erstwhile 18th cross maami's were drying out their papads, making use of the summer shine, to store up for the year ahead :("
And you say, life is boring!!??

For all those who are suffering from the 'oh!! so hot! summer here', there are a few tips put out by bikerdude here...check it out

18 comments:

Rambler said...

Last couple of days in bangalore has been fun..only sad thing is few really old trees in jayanagar area fell :(

Keshi said...

Its bloody cold over here! :(

I want mah Summa!

Keshi.

Ashu said...

Blore summer is pretty good much cooler than other parts of the country ;)

Joy said...

How about this? Last winter, looking out of the office window, which is at the back side of the building, I realised it was snowing hard and I needed to leave else will get stuck in the traffic. I quickly dashed out of the building entrance at the front side only to see no trace of snow!!!

Ps said...

Swalpa male pune-ge kalisi!!
I do know what you're talking about, having experienced Bengalooru.

J said...

I got stuck in the rain and later had to bear the brunt of the humidity.

Eagerly counting the day for the winter of 08'

Prats said...

@rambler Oh yes...its been fun and confusing. Those trees were such lovely ones too...but thats the story of our city...rain=fallen trees

Prats said...

@kesh lol....noo....summer's too sweaty...i'd take winter anyday...but sending some sunshine your way :D

here for you

Prats said...

@ashu....yes!! I accept that ...its just that the rains here just helps you go even more bonkers than you already are, becos of the summer heat...
but I shouldn't complain...its not that bad compared to other parts

Prats said...

@joy...lol I can just imagine you scooting out for cover ..
but never knew even snow can lpay hide and seek?
How's the achoooo now? any better?

Prats said...

@ps sure, no probs at all as soon as I am able to analyse which part of my city its going to rain next :D
But sending some coolness your way...heard its scorching over there?

check THIS

the stygian sailor said...

got drenched royally.
my 5 year old neighbour was stuck at my place. it is so difficult to amuse them. i had to make paper boats and let them out in the stream on the road so that he would be amused. after 8 immaculate paper boats, he wanted one with a 'sword' to prevent people on the boat being eaten by sharks. so the next ten paper boats were "katti" boats.
if the sun shines hard for the next few days, i am sure i will be making paper gliders next :)

brocasarea said...

nice:)..swalpa adjust maadi is a mast dialogue....u stay in malleshwaram?????:)

vEENs said...

hehehe! now i m in Mysore...and things dont cjhange here as well... BLore and Mysore people take pride in the weather... and now they r sad that...well thats also BLOWN :P

u knw they take it personal if u say what bad weather we have here :))

but abt BLore...nw i ve not lived there.. so had no ide a:))

sweet post :)

rayshma said...

lol!!!
bro was complaining abt the same thing this morng! :D

he thought his flight would get canceled & he'd get some more time at home... but apparently, it was sunny at the airport! :D

Suma said...

heh..heh...

o u know that Singapore has gone a WHOLE week without raining...and spoilt that we have become..we r missing the rain...

u think all of it has reached blore?

Guruprasad said...

hey there!

i've been out of action for quite some time... and i think the next few months are going to be as bad :(

but i'd love to keep dropping in like this as and when i can! to brighten things up a bit :)

i used to experience these kind of rains sometimes in pune... ages ago when i was schooling there!

malle enjoy maadi :P

Keshi said...

aww ty MWAH!

:)

Keshi.