The Brahminy kite spirals downwards, descending faster into a vertical dive, till warmer pockets of air pull him up again, steadying his wings as he perches himself on a tree in an attempt to escape the torrid sun. Working men relaxed in the shady corners as the mid-afternoon sun brazed my skin brown. For many of us who do not have
to do hard work outside, and who have summer leisure time on ourhands, escaping the heat is not the goal. Luxuriating in it is. I am sure you have heard the Noel Coward refrain , “Mad dogs and English men go out in the midday sun.” I am not an Englishman but I might as well be a mad dog for I love the harsh sunlight. As each days passes we sink further into the harsh steamy Indian Summer. Mumbai resembles is now more a steamy preassure cooker than a city.

The only solution – some fast cooling.

Dive 1


88°F (31°C) – Partly Sunny – 61% humidity.

1 Comment so far

  1. arZan (unregistered) on April 21st, 2006 @ 10:45 am

    Oh Maan !! wish i could do that this instant !!!

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