Thursday, May 17, 2007

Turning the heat on!!

Ah...... the weather!! What more can I say about the weather in Pune now? It was yesterday night I guess, i was reading a post by a friend of mine about how Pune used be in an era gone by (read: last century). As I recalled my journey from my modest flat to the plush air-conditioned workplace (a small advantage of working in an IT firm!!), I squirmed in my seat! I couldn't help but recollect the hot air blast that i have to encounter everyday while I'm on my way to work. However, after midnight a stroll at the terrace gave me a different story. The inhumane attack of the heat seemed to be a nightmare one saw the night before. It was so cool and calm!!

In Pune, nearly 40%, maybe more, of the population travel around in a two wheeler. Given the weather in town for the past one month or so, whenever it so happened that i had to got o work on a 2-wheeler, it felt as if I am getting burned as a blast of very hot air used to hit my face. After the "hot ride", how I wished I could peel off my skin, it felt so burnt!! Even if one is not on a bike and happens to commute by auto (which btw, is very killing if one is not aware of the fares!!) respite is a luxury which the weather would seldom bless you with. And they said Pune had a great weather??? This is year has been particularly hot!! Too hot........

Now while the day has been blistering hot, the night is being pretty cool! For the past week or so, I have been strolling around on the terrace or the road past midnight (I am a nocturnal creature :D), and believe me, when I tell you that not a trace of the heat would be found. It was so cool. At times, a sudden burst of breeze really made me shiver!! Surprised??

If I remember my elementary geography lessons right, then this behaviour of the weather was to be found only in the arid areas and desert land (Thar, Kalahari, Sahara etc.). In a quaint erstwhile hill side getaway like Pune??? Wow!! talk about global warming.

I believe the weather condition in Pune is a result of many things say increase in population, a great influx taking place every year as the commercial and education segment of the zone, attracts more and more candidates from across the country. Their demands and needs are all straining the city. The city is transforming itself into a major hub............

And we get burnt during daytime and chilled at night!!

12 comments:

david mcmahon said...

Hi Sam,

Nice work on the `Passing Sentence' Game.

It's been almost 20 years since I was in Pune. My mother actually went to school there and one of my brothers was based there for a couple of years.

Hope to see you back on my blog.

Cheers

David

DumBum said...

hey sam... i knw wt u mean abt pune yaa... bt u dint mention the monsoons :P

its really surprisin but my dad say the same thing... he's lk "arre mere zamane mein is jagah ki baat hi kuh aur thi..."

n come 2 think of it, ur rite... the weather conditions u describe r found in desert type climate... i wonder what its gona b lk in another 2 yrs... :(

Vandita said...

hmm well ive never been to pune so cant say anything abt the weather there but my bro was living there and woh bhi yehi kehte the ...

sam said...

@david: Thanks for visiting my blog. Keep visiting. And tnx again for the passing sentence one... I try!! :)
Btw, I'm just working in Pune, else I'm from Calcutta!

@Mann: Dunno re, 2 yrs later kya hoga.... :(

@vands: par kuch bhi kaho delhi jaisi garmi, I don't think so, waise is saal delhi ki weather utni kharaab nahi rahi!! wot say?

DumBum said...

kabhi kabhi soch ke darr nahi lagta? i get hyper... and i keep collecting and making files of all the wild animals that you could think of... i have over 1000 fact sheets abt mammals, fishes,etc etc... evn insects... i want my child 2 knw jst in case they arent arnd a few years 4m now...

Sam said...

Wow!! You really do think ahead of time don't you?? Well, if you are asking about me, I'm too engrossed in living my life in teh present to be worrid about what might happen in the future.
On a serious note, I've thought about it. used to concont loads of scientific set ups which would help us control a few things around us..... (sadly, my teachers never thought them to be worthy of a mention and so broken hearted one day I burnt them all!!) I know that we humans, though we classify ourselves in Class Animalia, probably should be categorised into the largest and the most dangerous parasite that could have ever evolved. May be humans are parasites, mutated ones. How, we don't know?? Evolution theory and certain facts would point otherwise..... Life would get extinct.... yes it would, and we are responsible for it.... i don't think about the kids... no point... And should they need to know, well.... I got enough stashed away in my mind!! :)
phew!! after long time I have blabbered for so long!!

Madhavi said...

Hmmmmmmmmm...Garmi garmi thandi thandi...dis wl go on til eternity...hmmmm bt Sam lemme tel u r misng smthng really dead hot in Kolk...itz scorchng here like hell haan beech me like a bliss pouts of rains drive awy d ever victorious garmi...bt this tym kolk is hot ...hmm pune aisa hai..wel thn need 2 b creful kyunki i ws thnkng up 2 do my masters frm pune ya mumbai...:p
so knw lts c....
n both sam n mann hve seemed 2 hve clubbed science n geog..grt goin..al abt habitat n al..lolol..:P

Sam said...

oye!!
Kolkata se achhi hai... kams e kam paseene to nahi chhut-te hai!!
uff, kolkata aur mumbai ki garmi to behaal kar deti hai!!

Anonymous said...

dude...there's no word as 'yesterday night'..its either 'yester-night' or 'last night'

sam said...

point taken anony!! thnx for teh correction....... my mistake!!

however, would like to an error your part!!
"yesterday night" cannot be termed as a word. It's an expression, used here to indicate the night belonging to the previous calendar day!!
And yeah, next time do drop in with proper credentials and not the under the name of anonymous!!

we!rdo Ad! said...

oh well even i speak up the same thing!
just 4 yrs in pune n yeah this place changed like anything !
wonder where those breezy summer days gone and ye monsoon ? :-O
wow never ever seen so much water in my whole life !
wonder somtyms wats wrong with this lovely place !

Sam said...

i hafta agree with you!!