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Friday, 12 May 2017

A Rainy Day

After the scorching heat of summer, which makes grass, herbs and small plants wither, how gracious it is to have rains. The showers come as boon to men, animals and plants yearning for it.
As the raindrops leap on the thirsty ground, things change suddenly. The weather becomes pleasant. Cool gushes of wind feel most welcomed. The heat, that has become unbearable, abates. Men, animals and plants become fresh, wetting themselves and enjoying the rain.
A rainy day proves a source of joy to the students. They come to school totally drenched. They don’t appear to be in a mood to attend to their classes. They stand in verandah, talking, laughing and enjoying the day. The teachers are also not in a mood to teach. The headmaster declares, the rainy day as holiday and students go back to their homes again drenching and bathing in the rain. Light hearted and full of glee as they are then, they enjoy the downpour making noises, laughter’s and having to push each other down.

The little children enjoy a rainy day the most. They bathe in the rain, chase each other and throw the rain water on their friends. Some of them run about naked and enjoy the showers. They laugh, shout and do all sorts of mischievous. After the showers arc over the sail paper boats in the rain water.
A rainy day is also a boon to the matured and grown up people. Some of them, troubled with heat pricks, drench themselves in the rain to abate their agony. Those who are elderly sit and watch in raining, which comes as a boon after the trouble some heat of the summer.

A Rainy Day in Karachi

After various heat waves which make Karachi hell to live in, and compel the residents to crave for showers, the rains come as a great relief, a great boon and a great blessing. The burning roofs and walls become cool. It becomes pleasant all around and a wave of glee runs from one end of Karachi to the other.

As it begins raining young girls conic out in open on their rooftops and young boys and children in streets, lanes and roads to drench in the rain. They rejoice, laugh and enjoy the downpour. The remain bathing for hours in the rain gossiping, giggling and amusing themselves.
Small children enjoy the rain the most. They come out shouting, laughing giggling, chasing each other and doing all sorts of mischievous. They dance, jump, frisk and try to push each other down. Elderly people sit and look at the rain and the amusing children.

Shop keepers generally shut their shops and go home. Hawkers try to get some place to save their goods from being wet and get rotten afterwards.

But soon the source of pleasure becomes a source of troubles. Gutters overflow and since arrangements for the rain water to flow away are lacking, waist deep water stands on the roads. The buses, the taxis and the cars are toward as they stop due to breakdown. With the first shower, there is a breakdown of electricity and it may take hours to days to get the fault repaired. So darkness and heat trouble the residents of Karachi during that period.

For days after the rain the trouble continues. Children gather on the road and throw stagnant water into the passing buses and cars drenching the occupants with muddy water. Buses, taxis and cars passing along the roads splash muddy water and spoil the clothes of the passers by and the poor passersby are helpless. They content themselves by abusing and cursing the drivers or showing their anger by gesticulation.