Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Rain! Lashing, intent rain, hard hitting and manic-primeval. That late the roads that dissect the colony are magically empty, even the stray dogs have crawled away someplace; and its just you and the rain and gushing wind, and you take a deep breath,draw your rainwear closer, focus on the next step, the lamp lights in the dark looking like distant halos past the driving water that gets into your eyes and seeps deep into your shoes.
And it is good to be alive.

13 comments:

AmitL said...

Arghhh! You HAD to remind me what I'm missing by being in Dxb..:)I luv the rains in Baroda...as for Mumbai-best memory is walking from Powai to Andheri in knee deep water.:)

Tamanna Mishra said...

Bombay rains. I miss.

Leni Qinan said...

What a beautiful paragraph you wrote, Austere. I can almost see you walking on the puddles.

63mago said...

:)

shiv said...

It's good to be alive...yes.. when there is water raining from the skies.. and that's how Life came about .. isn't it??

Anils said...

Good to read your posts again...Will upate you with the details later :)

63mago said...

Google seemingly comes to its senses. They accept that there is a problem with the comments of these two bloggers.

Leni Qinan said...

Mago is right, Austere. Your help is very appreciated here and I thank you for that.

The problem hasn't been solved yet, but it's on the verge of being solved. They say it's not a matter of censorship. It seems that both blogs were tagged as spam and the Google bots first removed the them and then systematically deleted the comments, which is the issue that must be fixed-.

We'll see what happens.

I really appreciate your efforts and thank you for your help, dear Austere.

shooting star said...

here rains have been more like a drizzle , but still it has made the weather a bit better..now waiting for the real thing!!

Elizabeth said...

Stunning imagery. Here, in the panhandle of Florida, we call our intense summer rain storms "frog stranglers."

austere said...

Ha ha ha.. no petrodollars raining but you've had showers too, we hear.

Tamanna- ditto the rains. Miss Tamanna.


leni- :) Nothing like this monsoon madness. Nothing.

Mister magician mago :)

Shiv- yep.in the beginning of time.

AnilS- where have you been??? Since 2003, was it? Life treating you well? Great to hear from you.

leni- hey technology can be just so STUPID. Hrrumph.

Shooting- Delhi never gets OUR mausam tho


Elizabeth- thanks! Added you to reader.I must check for frogs, make sure I don't trample on any feet...

PQ said...

Was there any flooding? I rembr one of the times I was travelling thru Mumbai Airport abroad and there were floods and all flights were cancelled...recently saw Wake up Sid where he goes that the monsoon season in Mumbai are the best

austere said...

Not for long, PQ.
So far the water has receded and pretty quickly.
But such a deluge!