Friday, June 5

Rain over the Road

The word which turns faces happy. The word which makes one forget pain. Poets, artists, lyricists, philosophers and so many other people have written over this subject. Rain is about the love, rain is about the liberty, and rain is about the feeling of something new, something fresh. And of course, rain is like life for farmers. In India, rain is highly valued and considered to be divinity showered from the sky. We have the seasons for rain. It has its own set time period to come and go. The monsoon in India is whole drenched in the rain. And the first drops of rain in the season is said to be the healing one. I remember the famous rain song by Jose Feliciano, where he sings,

“Listen to the pouring rain
Listen to it pour,
And with every drop of rain
You know I love you more
Let it rain all night long,
Let my love for you go strong,
As long as we’re together
Who cares about the weather?
Listen to the falling rain,

Listen to it fall,
And with every drop of rain,
I can hear you call,
Call my name right out loud,
I can here above the clouds
And I’m here among the puddles,
You and I together huddle.
Listen to the falling rain,
Listen to it fall.
It’s raining,
It’s pouring,
The old man is snoring,
Went to bad
And bumped his head,
He couldn’t get up in the morning,
Listen to the falling rain,
Listen to the rain

A very romantic song! Isn’t it? I really love this song and whenever it rains, it often listen this track. Its soulful. And then there are other songs which can make on go dance and splash in the rain. I remember when we were kids, we used to make paper boat during the rain and then we used to play. We had competition for winner boat. We used to take bath in the rain. Those were the days of childhood when rain was like a toy and we enjoyed playing in rain. Farmers eagerly wait for the rain whole the time. And when it rains, it washes their every worry. People enjoy “Chai Pakodas” in rainy seasons.

Gone are the days. Now in metro cities when it rains, it creates huge problem. The drainage system is the most important to be taken into consideration. It becomes really hard for the people to step out from their homes. The roads start to over – flow and the traffic system gets disturbed. Now we people have created ecological imbalance in the nature and the rain sometimes becomes the cause of devastation. The rain which is one of the most important factors for the grain to grow, on which the man survives sometimes becomes the cause of huge natural calamity. We have seen it in Kedarnath, sometimes in Mumbai as well where it rains so heavily that it creates problem for daily life.

I travel around 15km everyday to reach my office from my room. It takes me more than a complete hour to reach my office. And since last two days it has been raining cats and dogs. People find it really hard to even cross the roads. And then the roads are full of potholes. When these potholes get filled with rain water, it becomes hard to see if there is pothole on the road or not. Many times, vehicles get stuck in them and become the cause of road accident. The metro cities have this basic problem of proper recycling and sanitation. And the traffic jam is just terrific. Let’s have a look over the traffic jam videos which I recorded while sitting on bike.


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