Ooty, Weather


Was this the face that launched a thousand umbrellas and as much warm cloths? Mist and rain have been playing hide and seek all these days, forcing the people to carry umbrellas and to wear warm cloths and caps. Overnight, everything changed. The sky was blue and spotless and the bright sun seemed to say, “guys, summer is a couple of months away… and, don’t be carried away by my presence or that of the spotless blue sky…. just recall the reverse situation even during mid summer”.

Yeah, during summer, we long for a rain and when least expected, black clouds gather, the sun disappears and to our pleasure, it starts raining and soon, the roads are flooded with muddy water. And, if you say, “oh lord, the rain has arrived”, soon you will realize it is back to square one!

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.

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