Weather Woes

But first some good news! After days of patiently putting up with my rants about the weather you certainly deserve it 🙂 I am pleased to report that finally the weather has take a turn for the better. Believe it or not, on Monday, the temperatures plummeted from a sizzling day temperatures of 47 0 C to a pleasant evening at 27 0 C.

A thunderstorm accompanied by a shower overcame the sun (for the moment at least) and brought cheer right back into our lives. Even the staid seasoned trees look positively thrilled – clean green and fresh. I cant help but be infected by their silent but all pervading joie-de-vivre.

On the flip side, several flights were delayed or cancelled. But the respite couldn’t have come at a more timely juncture. Things were quite awful in most parts of the country and temperatures at the India-Pakistan border were higher by 10 degrees or more. Actually am not sure there has been any relief for the army jawans who patrol the borders in the most unbelievable heat and dust of the Thar desert. According to newspaper reports, they were able to roast papad by just placing it on the hot sand and cook rice by just keeping it out in the sun for 3 hours.

And then there was this tragic incident. A villager, while entertaining guests, forgot about his camel left out in the heat with his legs tied. When he remembered and went out to release it the camel turned violent. He picked him by the neck and threw him down, he then chewed off his master’s head. The camel went berserk and 25 men struggled for over 6 hours to bring it back under control. Poor camel – the heat must have literally fried his brains (my sympathies and condolences to the villager’s family).

That’s all on the weather front for now at least – for this isn’t the end of summer. So as they say cheer up the worst is yet to come. And memes like this are bound to crop up (again and again) before the mangoes bid their final adieu for the season.


But let us make hay while the sun shines – oops wrong quote ;). Make every dull day count 😀

And now on to Moonshine – Chapter 61 and Calvin. All those rooting for Hobbes raise your hands 😀

Quotes for the day

“Pray don’t talk to me about the weather, Mr. Worthing. Whenever people talk to me about the weather, I always feel quite certain that they mean something else. And that makes me quite nervous.” ― Oscar Wilde

“Don’t knock the weather. If it didn’t change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn’t start a conversation.” ― Kim Hubbard

Before you go, do leave me a note, about the weather if nothing else (go ahead make me nervous)


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19 thoughts on “Weather Woes”

  1. Young age weather was never thought of as it made no difference to what you wanted to do. But it is a good conversation point for starting a conversation as it is always changing

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  2. Lol!..loved the banner, the write-up and the quotes especially the Kim Hubbard one and certainly not the least Hobbes …and yes I am all for Hobbes :-))

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    1. We got an overdose (over and above the usual overdose that is) this year – and summer is far from over. The weather IS a great conversation starter! Yep that cartoon is one of my favorites too that’s why couldnt help sharing. Thanks for visiting 🙂


  3. Gosh I am one of those weather talkers. I do that with most people at work or clients because I don’t speak Economic Times you know.. So I’m in the lift with some boring colleague and out comes – “The heat is crazy these days. It’s better at so-and-so place though, don’t you think”.
    And people go “Yeah but did you hear about so-and-so company that took over so-and-so-other company?”
    Sigh 😦

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  4. Nice interesting post on the ongoing weather conditions…its twists and turns. Specially I loved that camel tagic incident. Well I enjoyed the summer rains this time, never saw anything like that before – so wild and violent.

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  5. Love the cartoon with the man welcoming the rain clouds with a garland.
    I think it’s a uniquely south asian quality to love the rains. Here, on the east coast of the us, rain is detested, especially since our spring got rained on, and now the weather instead of being nice, is simply too hot!

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    1. I can sympathize – the weather here is much better but it’s pretty humid now -cant move an inch without a towel. Glad u liked the cartoons 🙂


  6. Hahaa, who wouldn’t want to talk of the weather, especially now, when the world is reeling under environmental woes.
    Loved your banner…. ahh, what a welcoming sight…. sigh!!
    Yes, a big shout out to Hobbes, and to that stupid kid, of course 🙂

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  7. Hubbard merely spoke about weather helping initiate a conversation, and, she failed to realize that an entire post and ensuing discussion was possible too. She may want to tweak her quote. :).

    Your assemblage and presentation of cartoons, fact, incidents and quotes made the post light-heart-ed and enjoyable. Thanks.

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