This is normally the day that I write about “The Magic Frame”, but I thought that I would break from the new tradition, and give a weather update.
I live in one of the world’s fastest growing economies. It also one of the world’s fastest deteriorating infrastructure.
We did live through a hot summer, as usual. Not as bad as the last two summers, but hot enough. Then we entered what, in my view, is the worst season in Delhi – the monsoons. When it is not raining, it is humid and energy sapping.
When it rains, then the proverbial water rats of hell are cast down upon us. This is what has been happening since yesterday.
Roads have caved in.
People have been stuck on the roads for hours. I am lucky… I chose to avoid some of these areas.
However, this below, is the evening that I shot, while going to pick up my daughter
I was in my Duster, and happily clicked, while the world got wet
This is the morning. Driving back after I got wet
Now, I have lived in places with very heavy rainfall – London, Nainital, Bombay. Yet, those places managed the rain.
What we will now be witness to, is the blame game.
The municipal bodies will blame each other. Then, they will blame the political parties.
The political parties will blame each other.
Then, collectively, they will all blame God, and those evil humans who don’t worship creatures of a bovine nature.
The cycle continues.