And It Rained

3:28 a.m :

My air conditioner lets out a slow cold gentle buzz as my ceiling fans clatters as it rotates at high speeds. These are the sounds of Mumbai in the summer; these are the sounds of a very early morning in Mumbai in the summer.

“Wait” – can you hear.
“My ears must be deceiving me that sounds just like rain”
I open my door and the smell or wet earth whisks me away into a sort of delirium.

It’s Raining.

It Rained in Mumbai. Sadly I’m telling you this before most people in Mumbai will ever know.

3 Comments so far

  1. USC Trojan (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2006 @ 7:30 am

    Unbelievable … I don’t think it is the monsoon arriving early, it is just the weird weather patterns which we increasingly see season after season of late.

    It rained crazy over the weekend in the Bay Area – Mid-May rains?? Are you kidding me? People plan outdoor weddings in May, people had planned kids’ birthday parties in the park … and it rained?? Wow.

  2. arZan (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2006 @ 1:58 pm

    i miss the rains !!

  3. Sakshi (unregistered) on May 24th, 2006 @ 4:39 pm

    Akshay – What were you doing up so late? ;)

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