Rain in Chennai and its after effects

[This was written when the rains were lashing Chennai and my Sify broadband connection was down]

It has been raining cats and dogs in Chennai. NDTV tells me that is not true and it has been raining in other parts of the country also. Can`t mess with a pretty babe on NDTV can we? So, I believe her.

Anyways, with rains lashing the whole of Chennai….my life style has been completely altered. To start with, I don`t sleep in the night…I spend at least three hours swatting the mosquitoes that aim to hurt Rekha. She somehow has not appreciated my gesture. But I did manage to get two liters of blood from these mosquitoes and tried selling it at the Blood Bank. They refused to buy …and wanted to know where it came from. How is a man expected to follow a mosquito and get the address of its victim?

Like I said….thanks to the rain…I bath once a week. Whether I need it or not.

Rekha has been complaining but the other girls in the vicinity have been raving about my new habit. Guess this is what they call animal magnetism. A few of my colleagues did say that the office smells as if the garbage collectors are in their 3rd week of strike.

Thanks to the rains none of my clothes are dry. Think it is a conspiracy by all the girls/women in the World. But I have decided to thwart their plan and beg, borrow, steal dry clothes. So much so, I even got new underwear today morning. Well, new to me.

I also managed to lay my hands on something really expensive. Unfortunately when I wear it…it looks as if I have stolen it or borrowed it.

You probably wonder if Rekha has been influenced by my new habits. Not yet. But I think she is on the verge of getting converted…she didn`t take bath when we had to go visit the dentist this Saturday.

Naturally, she brought along a scarf to hide her unkempt hair.

“Did you like my new scarf? Bought it in T Nagar.” she asked.

“Ohh…it is a lovely scarf. And yes…do me a favour… when the scarf blows off in the wind…don`t chase it.”

Though not planned, I had to get a few teeth removed at the dentist.

By Jamshed V Rajan

Jammy, as Jamshed V Rajan is affectionately called, is a wannabe stand up comedian. He has a funny take on most things but documents only some of them. If you are interested in chatting up with him, do drop him an email at or message him at +919650080255.

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