Yay! Looks like monsoon has finally set in in Ahmedabad city. We had the season’s first shower yesterday evening, just about an hour before I was about to start from office for home. It was beeeeeyyyyyooooootttttiiiiiiifullllll……Finally a respite from the heat…
Everybody rushed to the windows and corridors to see the rain! 🙂 Funny, how a spell of rain can change a busy and serious work day into chaos, fun and laughter. Soon, it started raining cats and dogs. Complete with lightning and thunder.
For once, the office didn’t seem so drab. The light above my desk did not look like the one above a criminal being interrogated by a policeman in the police station. I didn’t feel like dunking the punch machine in the sweet syrup that is brought in by the office boy that they call tea. I didn’t feel like hitting a few selected characters in office smack on their grinning faces. For once, the egoistic attitude of certain other characters seemed bearable. Deadlines seemed achievable.
I couldn’t find an auto and had to walk down home all the way! Not that I minded!!:-)The only problem was that my new leather chappals that I like a lot got soaked to the core. 😦 As I walked down, I saw people thronging the ‘dalwada’ and ‘corn on the cob’ stalls on the roadside. There were literally traffic jams near these stalls! Both the customers and the stall owners were having a field day! People here sure know how to enjoy themselves to the fullest.
On the way, I noticed a poor family cooking food huddled inside a large drainage pipe, sheltering themselves from the rain. They were laughing and enjoying. Talk about contentment and making the most of what you have! Somehow, it brought a smile to my face. Yesterday was one of those days when I was grateful that I had a warm home and a family to go back to. The bowl of steaming Maggi noodles I had last night seemed heavenly after that!
It is cloudy today. Might rain. Might not. According to the newspaper, monsoons have not officially set in. 😦 Full fledged rains are expected only towards the very last part of the month. A few hoardings and trees fell down and 2 people have been reported dead in yesterday’s rain! Idhu trailer na real movie yepdi irrukumo!!:-) God save us!