Rains !!!

13 Apr

Whew!!! A respite from the heat.

It rained last night and what a welcome rain it was.

I was seated outside at a restaurant when it started raining and I swear I could hear the ground hiss as the first drops hit the ground.

Of course reality then set in. Electricity went out, people started slipping on the road. The drive home was a nightmare.

Wonder why this happens when it rains for the first time?

I remember the same in the US when the first snow falls. Traffic goes beserk.


9 Responses to “Rains !!!”

  1. Pushpa April 13, 2007 at 5:56 am #

    Vijay.. and not to mention the smell of the mud when it rains… too good.. weather this morning was so pleasant. ..Thanks to yestareday’s rain…

  2. Vani April 13, 2007 at 6:27 am #

    Universal Phenomenon!

    But what a welcome shower it was……..I was getting steamed in office yesterday…..No AC, and it wouldnt have worked anyway becos of the Power Cuts all day long…..

    And the smell of the mud…..I stood in the portico for a long long time and took deep breaths of that….

  3. Veena April 13, 2007 at 6:46 am #

    Yes, just thinking about it in the morning. I started first with standing on the portico & then pushing my hands towards the drops & then to get wet & I get to hear… ‘Ye maLeli nenibeDa, jwara baratte 🙂 ‘ , still the fun was ON..

    I was looking at the helium street lights & I could really see how big those drops were. GOD Bless bangalore! Lets hope for some more.

  4. rk April 13, 2007 at 6:55 am #

    when it gets too hot in mid summer, surely rain comes as a godsent!

    but innu shekhe aagatte first maley banda mele….
    it is like putting some water on a fully hot ‘kaavli’.

    (hotelalli nodidre, Dose maadbekadre neer haaki parkeli kaavli clean maadovaga henge baratte habe!)

  5. TSSM April 13, 2007 at 7:25 am #

    when was the last time Bangalore had ‘aali kallu (hail stones) maLe ?.
    The sound of hail stones hitting the asbestos roofs is a thing to be experienced.
    A carpet of hail stones is a sight to behold!

  6. Vijay April 13, 2007 at 7:36 am #

    TSSM: I remember two years ago, a hailstorm where I live (BSK 2nd Stage)… We have a small lawn in front of the house which turned white… I remember during my Vijaya High days, we were once in a class with an asbestos roof… I can relate to the sound you mention above…

  7. praneshachar April 13, 2007 at 7:59 am #

    It was a welcome break for heat atleast for some time. very good showers
    and we really enjoyed but when turn back to reality no power almost till midnight disturbed sleep till power restored. overall welcome showers and we may face more sheke if we dont get another 2/3 rains. male bandaga mannina vasane idannu anubhavisabeku

  8. gmohanprakash April 13, 2007 at 8:20 am #

    Mungaru male…. :=-)

    Hail stones nearly broke glass panes a couple of years back. With the power cut, the entire night god was taking photos but he made tremondeous noise while doing so according to my junior.

  9. neel3 April 13, 2007 at 4:39 pm #

    Ha,rains… when will Goa get its first showers?

    God must have used an ancient camera,junior!!

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