It’s that time of the year again – Summer.
Some years ago, while back in school, summers would bring with them unlimited joy and would be regarded as “My favourite season” in the so many essays we’ve had to write on the topic back then.
More than bringing with them longer days (the sun sets at around 7 p.m) – which meant more time to squeeze in another game of galli (road-side) cricket, summers would be so much fun because of the 2 month, blissfully long summer vacations which would stretch from April to the first week of June.
Back then, the temperatures would be moderate and going out to play even in the then hot sun at 4:00 pm would be a possibility.
Not any more though …
For all those debating on whether global warming is for real, I have experienced first hand, temperatures of Pune rising steadily over the years to unbearable levels now.
Back then, winters would mean cuddling with a book under a warm blanket.
Winters nowadays can be easily seen through without the use of a single blanket.
The temperature right now in Pune is touching 42 degrees Celsius – something at which I remember, people died of heat stroke in Ahemdabad some years ago (Ahemdabad is one of the hotter Indian cities)
This is what my weather bar displays so frequently nowadays …
I would blissfully sit in the comfort of my house the entire day, but I have to go to work.
We have completely flexible timings at my new company and we basically get to decide what time we should come and leave …
We get to work between 9:30 and 10:00, then leave for lunch for an hour or so at around 2:00.
The company being close to home, I come home for lunch and then leave in 40 minutes.
The really sucky part is that once you are all well fed and stuff, going back to work in the extremely hot and dusty conditions on your two wheeler is extremely painful at 3:00 p.m.
We then supposedly work till 7:30 – 8:00 and head back home for a total of 8 to 9 (apparently) productive hours.
This schedule is turning out to be sort of difficult due to the excessive heat we have to face on two trips back and forth.
Summer basically ain’t so great anymore …
Can’t wait for the first showers to hit …
Yeah, and also – please stop polluting the earth!!!
And please go watch “An Inconvenient Truth”
It is one of the most hard hitting documentaries I have seen off late and is extremely well made.
Definitely deserved its Oscars I think …
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