The monsoon winds finally arrived in the national capital on Monday, and have made their way out of the city as soon as they came late. The Delhiite abusing habits were enough to discourage even a non-living entity to decide against living here for long. Many male citizens were found to be swearing at the rains’ late arrival. The potential anger blurted out on the arrival.
We didn’t realise the distress on the late arrival of monsoon, until we reached Jagat Kakkar, a Jagatpuri resident, while interviewing citizens on what they felt about the rains that had finally come. Kakkar immediately went into a string of abusive expletives, even though he looked sensible enough to understand that monsoon and rains don’t have any mother or sister. He made his problems clear, claiming that it was the Eastern Disturbances from the state of Uttar Pradesh, where he believes the tall statues of short Mayawati proved an obstacle to the winds from coming to Delhi.
We met more such people, who got into the angry mood whenever rains stopped. However, ladies across the city seemed to be welcoming the showers and dip in temperature, and they forced their children to come out to enjoy the weather. The city’s Central Paarak was full of people taking strolls in the evening, when it was not raining much.
However, these rains couldn’t tolerate the ungrateful attitude of the people much, and there was little rain on Tuesday. The meteorological department – the same people who practise their inefficiency on television astrology shows, and the same people who said monsoon would arrive by June 29 – have officially declared that the rainy season has retreated from New Delhi. The brand ambassador of Ministry of Tourism, Aamir Khan, tweeted: “Delhiites should learn how to treat visitors, the monsoon was raped even though it is not even a living thing.”
Along with the arrival of the monsoon, Monday was also the day of the Bharat Bandh (literally translated by some as “India Shining” and some as “India Closed”), even as the Opposition Party of as far as Argentina refused to conduct any event called Argentina Klosed, despite the public passion for soccer, considering it might do damage to public property which they so care about. The Indian Bandh was in fact called by the Opposition to allow the whole nation to enjoy the good weather, under the false pretext of protesting against the price rise, for which they don’t really care. As some of the BJP leaders caught cold while dancing in rain showers on streets, they surrendered themselves to the police so that they be taken indoors.