Yeah, I know… I am still around though. Just haven’t had the time and the inclination to post anything in this space! Crazy work schedule, changes in project/ role/ nature of work with the accompanying restricted internet access have all been excuses that I can quote in my favour. So what prompted me now, do you ask? Well, I’ve had some new readers visiting my space of late… AHK and Ersa… and needless to say I am thrilled! Thanks guys for being here and letting me know that you like it! 🙂
Well amongst other things, I had my first ride in the rain last week. Just as the mercury was shooting up to un-godly highs in Bengaluru, the pre-monsoon showers set in and we’ve had some heavy thundershowers every evening for the past few days. One such late evening last week, just as I got out of office and noticed the dark gloomy clouds with streaks of brilliant lightning shooing away the darkness every few minutes, I sent up a prayer asking the clouds to hold-up for 10 more minutes.
But it wasn’t to be so. Even as I crossed the office-campus gates, heavy dumma droplets started falling around me and within minutes I was soaked to the skin. When I realised that I couldn’t see the road beyond a few metres, let alone anything else, I decided to stop at a shop and take shelter. But given the late hour and the sparse population in the area I was prompted to move on as soon as it looked like the downpour had subsided to a reasonable extent. But soon after the rain got only more furious and was accompanied by howling winds too. I just prayed fervently, concentrated hard and rode on with the sole aim of reaching familiar home ground!
All in all, for a person who enjoys the rains to the extent of looking at it and appreciating it from afar, without getting drenched, it was a new experience for sure – not one that I can say I enjoyed, but definitely one that will stay in my memory for long!
Well, I’m off on a trip to Kemmangundi with the new team-mates tonight and I’m hoping it will help bring-down the stress levels a bit! Although there will be the long work week looming ahead soon after getting back on Monday morning… nevertheless we’re hoping to have some fun! 🙂