Are you enjoying the rains in
Bangalore? Yes, the city is having a bout of shower almost every single day. I
was dreading the IPL finals could be washed away but it didn’t rain that day.
The rain gods also wanted to see who will win Veer or Zaara or their selfless
love will prevail! But hey, Veer and his team had a ‘summersault-isious’ win
and we didn’t have a drop of rain that day. I am particularly loving the
morning cloudy weathers which Bangalore is famous for, the weather that makes
you snooze your alarm little more, the weather that makes you curl up in your
quilt for 5 more minutes. Thank god I’m not in school anymore nor have any
morning classes! I would have bunked the classes anyway in this weather. I love
this cozy weather that this city gives. This time it was late but nonetheless
at least it is here now. What else are
you enjoying along with the rains? I’ll tell you some that I am noticing
Yesterday it was a long day at
work. It started pouring 6 pm onwards and I was thinking to starting little
late to avoid the unmovable static traffic that you get in this city during the
peak hours and when it rains then you have to just forget about it. They are no
longer traffic jams they are like traffic stones (rather traffic boulders),
when cars don’t move traffic lights don’t work and so on.
When it was 10 I knew I had to
start or I might not leave at all! My drive now is 20 kms a side so it’s a long
drive anyways. I was looking forward for a peaceful drive back home through
empty roads in the rain. So 10 PM is supposedly quite late and people should be
back home, finish dinner, spend time with family and yes it was. The cars and
traffic were missing from the roads – and so were the streetlights! The long 20
km stretch from Old Airport Road to Electronic City was absolutely dark with
not single street light working. You name it and it was dark – Inner Ring Road,
Koramangala, Madivala, Silk Board and even the 11 km long Electronic City
flyover!! How can the BBMP/BDA be so irresponsible with this I have no idea.
Rains and traffic in Bangalore
are inseparable, and so are rains and power cuts. We don’t quite get that side
of the story much due to the power back-up systems that you have in the high
rises these days, but get to see it when you are travelling through a locality.
Am I to believe there were genuine load shedding happening in all these areas
at the same time?
Can you imagine a long expressway
without lights where the minimum speed in which people drive is 80 kmph [I am
telling you this figure in a lower side!]?? And you have cars with their blinding
headlights in high beam driving down from the other side.
Then you have these elements who
are funny enough to drive with their parking lights on! What is that? It only
makes me laugh to see such jokers on road. Did I mention road?? Well there are
some parts of the city [not some, many] where you see little roads sprinkled
amidst potholes and craters.
But still, if you enjoy driving
then there’s nothing better than empty roads and wonderful rains. I loved my 30
mins of happiness in the day and Mr. Figo doesn’t disappoint me ever [Not so
far]. By the time I was back home and checked my FB there were at least 30
status updates from friends complaining about power cuts every time it rains.
Are we slowly turning like UP? [well only in the power cut way]
|This is how we want our roads Mr. Siddu|
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