Bringing down the heat

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Q:What did the hurricane say to the coconut tree?

Ans:Hold on to your nuts,this is going to be one hell of a blow job!


Yep,thats what it was,and thats what dipped the mercury.Summer,in Kolkata is a pain in every citizen's royal behind,thanks to the humidity and the temperature has been soaring in the last week of April.Endless sunny skies,clear days may sound and look lovely, but if you get out,you'd probably be back in a box,shrivelled and dehydrated.Ugly! ugh!What makes summer bearable is MANGOES,but no sign of them,ripe ones anyway.So,thats what we have been experiencing,due east,even walking to the fridge and back seems like a hike up the mountains.Yep,you feel THAT lethargic.Unless the storm came along.A breather....

In India,we call them Nor'westers,Kalbaishkhi in Bengal and Mango showers in Kerala,as they help in the growth of the mango crop in the state.These are local storms which bring down the heat,and are especially looked forward to around this time,when the monsoon is still a few months away and rain is the only thing which can reign in the Heat monster.Yesterday was like any other summery Sunday-hot,dry ,the blinding sunlight filtering in through the windows and heating up the rooms like a furnace,parched trees with birds hanging onto the gnarled branches,too tired to call out.It was around 3 pm in the afternoon when the temperature began to drop,steadily and the sun was soon dismissed by thick,DARK,angrylooking clouds which swirled and made their way to every corner that was bright and sunny.This may pose to be a forboding picture,but actually it was one of relief and the temperature dropped a few more degrees as the storm broke and brought with it sweeping rain,falling in crystal sheets.With that came the wondeful,earthy smell of wet soil,of vegetation,a rarity in the concrete jungle of our city.This isn't one of those storms which dampens your mood,but uplifts it,rejunavates you instantly and you'd love it even if it upturns your umbrella,blows it away and leaves you soaking in your office formals .In short,it was a total Ding-di-ding!Its effect is still being felt today,the sun isn't too strong,the temperature not too high and there is still a bit of that dark grey streak on the horizon.Not losing hope,hope it rains,no pours today too!


Apart from that,something else made me happy too.




Yaaay! Another Award! From Sharazad at The Dangerous Pages Review,that too for speaking my mind.Thank you so much,Sharazad! :) Its always a pleasure to visit you!You should really visit her blog too,one which believes in speaking its mind and is as undaunted as they come!You'll love her!

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6 comments:

Book pusher said...

Lovely description of the joy of summer storms, I know exactly what you mean. Here I don't think it is as consistently hot and humid but we do get those unbearable humid days when you just long for a storm. Ah mangoes definate compensation for summer. Beautiful writing and congrats on the award!

That Girl said...

ahh i love storms afterf a dry spell :D we dont get many dry spells or storms here though xD just rain and more of it.

congratulations and jubilations on the award :)

Miss_Nobody said...

Bookpusher:Thank you :) Its that time of the year when you'd buy calling cards to call the big guy upstairs for a storm!
Rhian:So do I,its lovely isn't it?!And thank you! ^_^

LiLu said...

PANDAS! We've been calling our kitties "polar bear pup" and "panda pup"! Love it!

Miss_Nobody said...

Aww ADORE your kittehs! What happened to axe murderer? lol

Deb said...

love your opening line...hehehe...great one. cool off if you can...