April 05, 2004

Kal Baishakhi

After almost three months of dry weather, yesterday Dhaka was hit by the first Kal Baishakhi (Summer Storm) of this season. I was out in the street, driving, when suddenly gusty wind and rain blocked all view. I could here the hails dropping in heavily leaving everyone in a panic situation. However I could find a shelter soon enough to drop the heartbeats which were racing like a horse. The rain that followed the storm was very pleasant to watch & feel. But the hailstorm shook the city. It was not that strong but enough to snap the power & telephone lines, toppled a few antennas & tree branches and the rain waters flooded the streets soon enough for a brief period.

But all this had made the weather very pleasant after a couple of hot & humid days. This reminds me of the quote:

Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.


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