I love rainy season.
The smell of earth when first few drops quench its thirst is mind blowing. I always felt that someone should recreate the smell and sell it as a perfume. I would not spray it but would surely love to smell it once in a while.
It is wonderful to sip coffee and watch it rain from the office/home window. Smoking hot tea and garma garam pakodis are a wonderful delight.
Sometimes I feel I should get out of the office and join the kids who are playing outside in the rain.
It is been years since I have played football in rain.
With all the fun and joy associated with rain there is this little troubling aspect to it.
Rains are not to be blamed; the administration and the people, including me are to be.
The streets get over flooded, traffic jams, potholes, dangerous manholes, dead roads to name a few.
It usually takes me 25-30 minutes to reach home at peak hours, but when it rains the time goes to an amazing 2 hours.
Reason half the streets are flooded, people avoid travelling on the left hand side as there is a danger of any man hole for rain water drainage be left open.
Cars travel on cycle tracks, 2 wheelers trying to sneak in from any possible way. Traffic signal not working. Traffic cops went missing. Everyone is in a hurry, unwanted overtaking,
One elderly had already died falling into an open man hole. I have seen at least 3 cars on my way stuck into mud yesterday. 2 wheeler skidding and falling. Big vehicles splashing water on people standing on roadside. Auto wallas driving rash.
Chaos Chaos Chaos.
Is someone listening?