DARE we announce that the monsoons have arrived? After really sweating it out, there seem to be signs that the heavens are finally looking upon us kindly, and letting those showers fall. After the first bucketfuls stopped the railway literally in its tracks last week, Mumbai had again become a sky-watching city, thanks to the water cut being announced by the civic authorities.
The MET department guys with their constant reports of ‘monsoon in 48 hours’ had turned out to be a joke, cruel at that. The last few days have seen a cloud build-up and we believe that Mumbaikars are grateful for every drop.
But the vagaries of the weather should keep us planning for eventualities. Perhaps someone will think of using cloud seeding on those low-hanging clouds overhead to wipe out the rainfall deficit. Before it gets too late.
And yes, we know that god aka Sharad Pawar has, in his minister of agriculture avatar made some pronouncements of how sure he is that we will have plenty of rain and that there is nothing to worry about, but we would rather wait and watch. In India, you get very good at doing that!