Friday, September 13, 2013

Rain and Chennai - from my personal note

Twilight Rain
Pic by Jeevan
Chennai has become a cool paradise over the last few days of constant rain, due to low pressure in Bay of Bengal. It was quite pleasing these days and was inspiring a lot, despite feeling lazy to do something in sleepiest mood which remind me my school days, where I used to feel sluggish during the early hours of morning at any rainy day.  And once the fans are switched on, I used to feel like sleeping infinitely at the desk. After long time I feeling the coldness of rain, perhaps due to sand and soil environment surrounded this house unlike our early apartment which has cement floors around that keeps away the wetness and cold.

Here I could experience rain on all sides of the house rather only the southern side get wet in our early house in apartment, so it won't be cooler whether it rains or winter dews. My grandmother used to say it’s very cool at their house, but coming to our house they would experience warm in winter. Because of the position of the house, the sunlight used to fall on the walls of our house throughout the day keeps it warmth the whole night. It was an awesome benefit we lose utmost by shifting our house; the summers were never like that before, which I used to say to my cousin that how much, you pay, you could not buy this caressing wind.

We gain and lose certain aspects that used to be our favor, but doesn’t life based on balance? We experience pleasure in rain, as well it become pressure in case crosses the limit. Coming to Chennai, showering is very special as we left with brief season of monsoon and many a time rain becomes a mirage, showing its grey face but fail showering grace. At same time, moderate showering could leave the city congested with lack of proper drainage facilities and uncontrolled vehicle population always make rain fall prey down. With no space for water to drain, no use blaming the rain!  

Footnote:
Photo shot at our street light while it rains one evening. 

13 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

You said it best - definitely no use blaming the rain. Rain brings lots of beauty. But yes it's not good for traffic. I consider it one of Mother Nature's greatest gifs though :)

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I love your photo, Jeevan! I'm not fond of rain, but as you say, it can feel very different depending upon where you are.

GranTurismo Driver said...

Nice post, great blog, following :)

Good Luck :)

Twilight Man said...

Chennai is such a big state and my whole country's peninsula could fit inside. I read that you have more rain than us! That will be good to have enough water to drink and use besides cooling the hot climate. I used to enjoy playing in the rain when I was kid. Now it is acid rains pouring so it's safer being indoors.

TexWisGirl said...

i hope you do not have too much flooding. i would love to have rains here. texas is very dry again this year.

George said...

Rainy days always make me feel lazy, and I love sleeping at night with rain falling on the roof. Unfortunately we are in need of some rain now. I like your photo.

Pooja Mittal said...

U have a magic pen, reading your post my mind automatically form a picture of what u are explaining... Like ur house and beauty of rain..
I love rains too..
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ladyfi said...

Rain is such a blessing in hot countries! I really like that photo.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Good to note that Chennai has become a cool place now ! Enjoy the experience.

Destination Infinity said...

That's why it's always good to locate a garden behind the house and have some green-space all around. There is no need for a/c if the house is well ventilated/well planned. It's good to know that you are enjoying the climate and greenery in your new house :)

Destination Infinity

Rajesh said...

I t is good to see hot Chennai cooling down.

Pattu Raj said...

It is nice to know Chennai is cooler. It always rains a lot in Chennai.
And rains always brings the best mood to all around, except those who cannot cope the flooding.

However, I cant ever believe Chennai having winter Jeevan!!!:-)

Srinivas said...

My father loves rains. And though I do not, your photo triggered a glut of monsoon memories - especially of sleepy forenoons at school, as you have pointed out, when we used to wonder whether the management would allow us to go home early. Ah, the little joys of life that one loses - by choice or otherwise - as one grows up.

And, yes, life is all about balance. Way to go, Jeevan.