Readers of this blog know that I am a pluviophile and love our monsoon season particularly. I have been very lucky in the month of May this year as we had the so called pre-monsoon showers regularly, unlike any other May that I have seen over the past thirty odd years that I have lived here.

June has not been an exception so far as we have been having rains every afternoon since the beginning of it this year. As I write this, it is pouring cats and dogs at 4.00 pm.

My son and I were discussing this phenomenon this morning as we were having our tea in our garden and I recollected a cartoon that our inimitable R K Laxman had created many decades ago. I had to go to Uncle Google and search but, I am glad that I succeeded.

I can’t get enough of that. Can you relate to it and your local weathermen?

What Truly Shocks You?

In today’s context, what truly shocks me is the behaviour of covidiots. I wrote this three weeks ago. When I started writing this post on June 1, 2021, the morning newspaper carried this news item which got my goat up alright. This is shocking because, it is not only dangerous for themselves but, also for other unsuspecting people who may come in touch with them.

What other things shock me in general are callous children abandoning their aged parent/s. I know of two cases where the children are quite well off but, have evicted their parent/s from their homes. Whatever may be the inside story, abandoning them without taking appropriate action for their safety and well being like perhaps housing them in one of the many homes for seniors that dot the landscape is truly appalling.

Another truly shocking thing for me is when I hear about people abandoning their pets on the roads. I simply cannot understand this behaviour.

There are a number of other minor things that shock me but the above three TRULY shock me.

Nothing like this, I hope happens to shock me!

This is my take on this week’s Friday 3 On 1 blog posts where Sanjana, Shackman and I write on the same topic. Today’s topic has been suggested by Shackman. Please do go over to the other two blogs to see what they have to say on the same topic. Thank you.


As it so often happens to me, synchronicity struck again.

I received this little gem on my WhatsApp screen from a dear friend ST, who does not read my blog posts.

I could not resist the temptation to send ST a link to my yesterday’s post on Maturity and asked him “Since I have commented, am I immature?”

He is still mulling over his response to me. I doubt very much that he will but, if he does, it will give me an opportunity for another post!


Our help, just before she left home yesterday after finishing her chores, instructed me to convey some messages to the LOH (Lady Of the House).

On the return home from her work, I passed on the messages to the LOH, that is my daughter in love.  I was however informed by the LOH that the messages had already been conveyed to her through a phone call earlier from the help.

I asked the good lady this morning as to why she told me as well as the LOH. She promptly said that she remembered from an incident some months ago when I forgot to pass on a message due to absent mindedness; and that she did not want to take any chances. I was bemused and asked her why she thought that I would be absent minded this time too and she told me that she has noticed that I have aged somewhat faster during the lockdown and felt that I would also be forgetful!

Viva Lockdown!