Saying it rained in Chennai is like saying Federer beat Nadal on clay. It is so rare that it gives a lot of happiness whenever it happens.
It must have been about half past four in the morning (don’t ask me what I was doing at that unearthly hour). There was a strange calm all around when all of a sudden I thought I heard the sound of water droplets falling. When I rushed to the balcony, the first drops of rain falling there greeted me. What an experience !! The smell of rain …. the lovely cool breeze ….. silence all around except for the sound of rain droplets striking the ground … heavenly. Just felt like hearing Dr. N. Rajam playing “Miya ki Malhar” sitting there in the balcony watching the rain drops fall. One look at people sleeping at home made me drop the idea, lest I get excommunicated.
7.00AM – I started from home for office. The road outside my place had turned into a lake and it took me about 5 minutes to get across it. There was chaos all around. The music had changed from Dr. N. Rajam playing “Miya ki Malhar” to Anu Malik crying “Dekho Baarish Ho Rahi Hai … it’s raining … it’s raining .. it’s raining“.