Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Wailing of a Banshee

I forgot to say the worst thing (ok one of the worst!) about the monsoon in Madikeri- the power failures. The winds as I said are terrible and invariably, a tree falls somewhere. The people at KPCL take off to God knows where and we go without power for days on end. It was worse when I was a kid. But going without power is nice, we end up living like in the ashrams of yore, without tv, just talking.
The power went yesterday. I wouldnt mind much except that my mobile has no charge and I hate that. I hate the fact that the prospect of switching off my mobile bothers me. I hate my attachment to that piece of metal.
The wind goes around the tower on Stewart Hill above my house and howls, so like a banshee. I love listening to its almost painful cry. I woke up at 3AM today and the howling was especially fierce. I had this feeling of living by the sea and thought about how horrible it must have been when the tsunami stuck. The thought failed to keep me awake though.


Yohan said...

Isn't Madikeri in Coorg?

Deepa said...

yes it is