Its Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaining

The second rain of the monsoon season just began in Karachi, and it is pouring down in all parts of the metropolis. Its early days yet as the denizens will have to wait a few hours before we know how and if we shall get home as is the case in a heavy downpour in Karachi. Will the newly developed sewerage system hold up to this onslaught???

Will we have monster traffic jams in the evening?? Probably, however right now is the time to sit and enjoy the rain or if one can, to take a quick bath outside as the monsoon rain is quite refreshing. The spirit of this city is quite visible in these rains as well because the sad faces of the general public seem to have lit up when drenched as is evident from my office window. If it continues pouring like this everything should close soon.

As far as i am concerned though I welcome the rain simply because i love it, it makes everything look fresh and new and the smell of wet soil is just divine.

So here is to the rain with a hot cuppa in my hand, what is your rain story?

Update: Skies are darkening even further, serious downpour expected wooohoooo

5 Comments so far

  1. gouhar on August 13th, 2008 @ 12:26 pm

    Traffic jams will be a must because it is not the water on roads it is us the residents who will be the cause of traffic jams…..

    It is to be sure that there will be not working signals as there will be no electricity…… Traffic police will be in their Thannas…and every one will be in a hurry… to give way to others….The people who do not have patience not wait for two minutes will be happy to stuck at same spot for two or more hours……..BUT HEY……..this is what my city is….

    Enjoy the Rain…….

  2. Chef Strawbary (strawbary) on August 13th, 2008 @ 5:08 pm

    Wooohooo! it was fun :D I was looking forward for this rains since a week!! Got drenched….mopped around…made pakoray and did shukar :)
    But…My heart was also concerned for people who’d be suffering due to this….so even though I wanted more barish …I didn’t pray for it!

  3. Chef Strawbary (strawbary) on August 13th, 2008 @ 5:15 pm

    oh and by the way :D Becareful of all the jhandiyaan around…Rain might cause some of them to be found on the ground…if u see a flag..pick it up please!

  4. shark92 on August 13th, 2008 @ 7:30 pm

    I totally agree with you dude! The rain is awesome and now that the drainage systems are a lot better, we can actually enjoy the rain without worrying about floods. I do think there are gonna be traffic jams, but only because of August 14th.

  5. ameerhamza on August 13th, 2008 @ 8:36 pm

    No traffic jams, sadly. And no further rains today. Hope they happen on the eve of 14th August, 2008. INSHALLAH.

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