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Rain or shine, the caravan has to move on

There is nothing unusual about it. During July-August, the rain reigns supreme, but in a place like Ooty, it is depressing. Unlike the summer rains which come and go, the monsoon rains are on a marathon race. Even if they are tired, at times, they keep the sun at a safe distance. This year it has been a prolonged spell and the chilly weather has not even taken what the TV people would say, “a short commercial break!”. Here are a few tips to overcome this dull situation: 1. Do not sit at home watching the TV all through the day, because it may appear that days are longer. 2. Make sure that you go out for a walk, protecting yourself head to foot. 3. Do not keep on looking at the sky, hoping that it will be bright and sunny soon. 4. Even if the sun appears for a while, do not jump for joy, for that is an indication that it will be soon misty and cloudy. Last but not the least, rain or shine, the caravan has to move on.

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

2 Comments on “Rain or shine, the caravan has to move on

  1. Sir, I’ve found in you someone who shares the same sentiment about the monsoons in Ooty, of which I believe the least said is better, considering how utterly depressing it can make a person!

    On the same note, I read somewhere that “the trouble with weather forecasting is that it’s right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it.”

    But the more inspiring one is perhaps the description that “weather is a great metaphor for life – sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, and there’s nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella.”

    Good to see a post, Sir!

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