Sunday, June 16, 2013

ye re ye re pavasa tulaa deto paisa....

ye re ye re pavasa tulaa deto paisa,
ye re ye re pavasa tulaa deto paisa,
paisa jaala khota, pavus aala motta!!!

Today, this song fits the bill for the Delhi rains. It has been raining for the last 4 hours now and doesn't seem in any rush to stop. And nor are we complaining! What a respite from the killer heat we had for sometime now.

We went out for lunch today and saw a lot of roads water logged. The roads near Bhikaji Cama Place had about a feet of water and the water was flowing in waves especially when buses went by. The road at the gate of the Institute of National Health and Family Welfare had turned into a river and as we drove towards Munirka we saw that the water was gushing down into the slums. The drain outlets at the side of the roads did not seem to help much or the accumulated water was too much. We could not take the Munirka turn and had to take the flyover instead because the water level was so high our car would have stalled.
We were surprised that the roads here flooded with just a few hours of rain. I don't think Delhi has a good drainage system like in Mumbai. Also, I remember reading that many natural water bodies in Delhi did not survive the onslaught of modernization. They could have been natural rain water collection spots.

All things said, this was a welcome change in weather and a cup of tea and pakodas made our evening!

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