Last December, I had written a post on surviving the Chennai floods. This year, it is about the Cyclone. For those of you not in the know, there was a super cyclone that made landfall near Chennai on December 12th, 2016, disrupting life in the Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
A cyclone formation and water logging of some areas is common during Chennai monsoons. This year, however, we had torrential rains that took many lives, ruined houses and made the lives of innumerable people miserable all over Tamil Nadu. Compared to these victims, I had a smooth ride. This post summarizes my experience and learning.
The word rain is usually used in a negative context – “You’re raining on my parade”, “We need to save up for a rainy day”, “Let me take a rain check”. However, to most people in Chennai, rain is a reason for rejoicing. After all, it feels like we have summer all year round. There are five stages of monsoon in Chennai: Continue reading