30 April 2010

Summer Rainbows in Madras !!!

I was late for my usual morning run. I started at 6.00AM from Velachery MRTS railway station, making my way along the newly laid 200ft road.

That road is an early morning walkers/joggers paradise. A 3km loop. Mild traffic, and lots of fellow walkers/joggers for company.

There was a slight drizzle before I started, and I could see traces of dark clouds along the horizon.

On my way back, at around 6.30AM or so, there were a few more rain drops. Pit patter they splashed on the road and stopped.

On an instinct, I turned and looked back skywards. Lo and behold, there it was. Not one, but two rainbows which I could see completely. Two brilliant semi-circular arches, in full color and splendor. What a magnificent sight. Nature at its best.


PS: I do not recollect seeing rains in summer in Madras, let alone rainbows. Something's wrong with the weather.

Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 4:07 PM


  1. Blogger S posted at Friday, April 30, 2010 at 6:58:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    Rainbows are one of my most favourite things EVER. What a shame you couldn't get pictures! :(

    And rains in Madras during Agninakshatram are quite common :) It happens every other year!

    PS - I love it that you say Madras and not Chennai! :D
  2. Blogger Ammu Madhu posted at Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 2:02:00 AM GMT+5:30  
    I love rainbow too.pleasing to mind.Always a pleasure to see the rainbow.

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