Monday, June 14, 2010

Magma Wash

In the heat of Madras summer, one is discouraged from venturing out of the house between 10 AM and 4PM. The apartment water tank is in the terrace and gets direct exposure to the Agni Nakshatthiram heat of the sun. As a result tank water is constantly at near-boiling temperatures. One wonders why people still buy water heaters and geysers. Open the tap in the afternoon and you get boiling water. It is so hot that you get 3rd degree burn wounds if you wash your hands for more than 3 seconds. One has a sumptuous meal with 3 mangoes suffixed to it at about 11 AM. One is then called by nature to take a dump anytime between 2 - 3PM.

Madras, like everywhere else in India, has this concept of health wash.

7 comments:

I said...

apdiye oru maasam dera potute, madras le. Paternal leave is for second year also?

Vishoka said...

The geyser/ heater is to store cold water :-) so that you can have a nice cold wash after the above said dump, during the hot afternoons of the summer.

Blogeswari said...

Bombay la nalla mazhai!

Hawkeye said...

anon,

like any good horror movie - if you show the ghost the effect is gone. ellarukkum varthaigal theriyum.. adha use pannama irukarthula effect jaasthi.

(word verification: uness)

Anonymous said...

you know what i got for word verification when i left that comment..
i knew you would delete it but such tragedy needs to be reported on the news with explicit coverage
piless

Anonymous said...

rikshawkaran LKB use pannina thane effectu.

Anonymous said...

satti sutadhada, kai vittadhada, budhi kettadaha, ...