Friday, October 28, 2005

Rain Rain Go Away

The past couple of days have been very harsh on Chennai. As a person who has made Chennai his second home for 15 years now, this is probably the first time that this city has experienced rains for 36 hours non-stop. It started raining at 8.00 pm on the 26th and continued into the morning of the 28th. Most of the city was without power on the 27th. I couldn't update my blog. I used a Tata Indicom wireless phone with low battery to browse the internet to check important office mails. When i woke up at around 6.30am on the 27th to get ready for work, the it was dark and the rains were wreaking havoc. The place I live in , Tambaram has escaped the brunt of yesterday's rains and I don't know how people in the rest of the city are doing. Godspeed. The roads are pathetic. There are craters all around. The city is inching its way to normality. With Diwali just around the corner, lets hope this rain doesn't hamper the festive spirit in all of us. One thing though, I hope this rain has solved most of the city's drinking water problems for atleast a year!!

You can have a look at a slideshow here.


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