The weather is awesome these days. Too good to miss - especially for running.
We don't talk about global warming here -we know that it is time to do something about it. But for Chennai, atleast in the short term, the weather looks positive.
I realized this when I was running amongst the green-woods of Indian Institute of Technology Campus, Chennai - which is one of the last green groves standing amidst the city. This is a national park and a declared eco-sphere.
It has rained since mid-June atleast, once a week in Chennai. This is the first time, in 10 years it has happened. Consistently above-average rainfall in the last 3 months. Is it too good to last?
The humidity is still here, but the sun is behind the clouds - the clouds have become more or less permanent curtains of the sky that way.
Rains bring freshness, joy and hope. Plants grow in whichever place they can; so the city and surroundings look greener.
We can enjoy the rains if the roads could wash away the puddles; if there were no potholes; if the sanitary system was good enough to take the floods to the sea; if the rain water was collected properly.
I believe the people has realized the importance of all these - nice infra, nicer eco-system. We should realize that without proper planning, the city will creak under its reams - the gifts of nature like the recent rains will be of no effect- a good opportunity lost.
What we create, our gen-X will inherit. I have already seen 4 kids, less than 10 years old, in my family - they are keen, impatient, mature and know what games adults play. They do everything better, faster and smarter. So let them get what they deserve - BETTER!
Otherwise, like the recent rains in Chennai, it would be good - but only for a moment. It is upon us, to make it last...shall we?