This Summer Time

  • is all about laziness
  • About vacations which havent been taken
  • About seeing young boys and girls in the evening taking lazy walks and talking dime a dozen
  • About see young kids cycling really fast on an empty road early in the mornings
  • About seeing a couple of crazy folks like us keeping the chundo in the roof top of a high storey building in the morning and bringing it back in the evening
  • About bright yellow and sparkling green mangoes being sold by the ton on the streets
  • About seeing withered vegetables and leafless trees on the road
  • About gulping down bottles of water in a day.
  • About sneaking in water from the fridge so that the brat doesnt see it and then being discovered immediately by the brat who demands the cold water herself
  • About eating watermelons so that it cools the body despite not liking it much
  • About drinking buttermilk by the gallons and curd rice by the kilo
  • About looking out of decent gola walas in the neighbourhood and not finding any!
  • About wearing cotton cotton and more cotton
  • About eating totapuri keri instant achar after making it every Sunday for oneself
  • About wanting to stay inside a swimming pool only to see its overflowing with human beings
  • About rejoicing how quickly and crisply the clothes dry in the hot sun
  • About lamenting the onset of rainy season in scary Bombay soon
  • About chilling with a cool cold drink in the evenings after work

Summer is definitely here in Bombay!


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36 Responses to This Summer Time

  1. I love the summer spirits. Chucky ‘s school is closing end if this month. Can’t wait for the fun to start.

  2. πŸ™‚

    Bangalore seems confused now. It is alternating between hot days and rainy days. πŸ˜€

  3. pixie says:

    You painted a colourful picture RM and made me crave for mangoes! Gahu! πŸ˜›
    I love watermelon and cucumbers and buttermilk! πŸ™‚

  4. srividhya17 says:

    πŸ™‚ How do you make the instant a char year?

  5. Smita T says:

    You made me miss mumbai….. summer is has arrived here too…. but it is all about staying indoors in AC and discussing how bad it is going to be in july….

  6. Radhika says:

    Wonderful .. you nailed all the points right on !

  7. greenboochi says:

    You are lamenting about rains already? Summer has just started RM πŸ™‚

  8. Smita says:

    Summers are here and here to stay!!!!

    Loved this simple posy which says a lot πŸ™‚

  9. Deboshree says:

    Ah, what an apt and very visual description you have painted of summer, albeit with words!
    Summer is her in Delhi too though the frequent brushes with rain has kept the watermelons away so far.

  10. Rachna says:

    And here the rains have started and it feels that we are at the fag end of summer.

  11. telugumom says:

    You paint a pretty picture πŸ™‚ I miss the mangoes 😦

  12. Bingo's Mom says:

    Started preparing chundo??!! *giving one poramai (jealous) look*

  13. Maddie says:

    Ohhh…..this makes me miss Mumbai so much. The weather here is getting warmer too. Today it was around 14 degrees with a bright sunshine.

    btw, my parents have finally found Devanagari alphabet tracing books. Do you know of any bookshop in Borivli from where they can buy textbooks?

  14. ashreyamom says:

    too many ppl in swimming pool somehow makes me think what if somebody pees in it as nobody will know.. yes, one of my cousin’s has done it.. everytime i am inside pool, i get reminded of it.. RM did i scare u??

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