Monsoon is here at last after the sultry summers! There’s nothing to get overjoyed except that the unbearable heat is finally over. Kolkata roads are infamous for getting submerged every year during monsoons and hence, I can well imagine the sufferings of school, college and office goers! I have faced all that and at times, those were dreadful! Nothing has changed over the years, in spite of innumerable promises and plans made by the concerned authorities. The common people are at the receiving end of all miseries. It’s the same picture everywhere…potholes, open over flooded drains, blocked sewage, open manholes with missing lids, broken roads and sidewalks and what not! A handful of pumping stations actually work. Kolkatans are wary of such scenarios and seem to panic these days before the dark clouds start appearing in the city sky. When the authorities turn a deaf ear, people start preparing for the worse and make their own arrangements during monsoons. But still, many areas of Kolkata get flooded and people face their worst nightmares.
I am happy that I am not going out every day, since I’m hunting for a new job. But I know such sweet days at home would soon be over. I can only hope that I don’t have to wade through a water-logged road. I hate the idea of making my way with feets soaked in muddy and filthy water!
Anyway, in continuation of my last post, I got to watch Kites and Rajneeti, though the former bombed at the box office, regardless of its numerous promos and hypes. Rajneeti was good though. I am keen to watch Knight and Day (Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz) and Inception (Leonardo Di Caprio), which are drawing a lot of critical acclaim. Martin Scorcese’s Shutter Island (released last week), also starring Di Caprio, was one of the highest grossing films worldwide in recent times.
Too bad that I am yet to watch any of these great flicks!