Weather is super-hot from last 7-8 months. In chennai one can only see three seasons. One is Winter-Hot, Spring-Hotter and Summer-Hottest.
Today is the season of Spring-Hotter but raining heavily because of Cyclone Laila .
Prasad, the Tekki guy is shouting at the Rain. Knotted his shoe lase.
Prasad is constantly getting call from his Boss.
' I have done my Electrical engineering from reputed college. That was my dream college and THE DREAM COURSE indeed.
But now writing holy-banking-software for an English people. They are controlling me and my machine remotely from London.
I feel it is a modern slavery.
' We are 5 n half hour ahead. They screws me
till mid night. But My local Boss is calling from
early in the morning. They work in their time slots but expects us to work in common time as well.'
'But, Today!! How can I goto work..? look at the road. wow!! BTW Where is road. ? full of water. guys!! please shut-down all the motor-vehicles and start providing some boats. I beg'
Prasad switched off all the lights. He toggled switches twice before switching off completely. That is his hobby!!
' Electricity!! Electrical energy is converted into light energy. Again in solar cells, light energy is converted into electrical energy. What a flexible source of energy. This is the form of energy, accountable for all sort of magics happening around"
Prasad murmured looking at the bulbs.
He is standing near the door and watching the drama running in ground floor.
One old lady!! is trying to evacuate water from her house with the help of her small grand-kids. She is a neighbor staying alone in ground floor with her grand kids.
"shitt!! how do i goto work by wearing this stupid shoes." He threw his shoes and took the sandals. He walked down. Gave a smile to old lady.
she also smiled at him. She showed her shoulder saying 'it is paining'. She is pushing water-away from morning 4 'o' clock. By signs she
imitated that ' she has not even prepared food inside.' Looking at the sky she prayed god to stop the rain.
He showed sympathy for her and told her to take food from hotel. She is feeling cold but still trying to push water away from her way.
Prasad wondered!! Is her effort to stop water to enter house is fruitful.
No way!! The Entire city is submerged but this stupid old lady is trying to construct a Dam of hope. We are in a sea level. where does water goes.
Prasad folded his lower pant. The Old lady is waiting for him to go. so that she can start her work. She is holding one small mug and bucket.
Kids are playing in the water.
'Kid-1' said : 'I am a Super Hero. I can drink this water completely and
can Omit all into The Sea.'
Kid-2 : No need of omitting, you can piiiii also.
Kid-1 got angry and said 'What are you saying. I had never seen, super
heroes piiiiiiiiii. '
Kid-2 was also smart. I dint even see, superman omitting. Both started
fighting. Phone rings.
Prasad's Boss is shouting at the other end " Where are you..? Code is in production. We are getting bugs!! I want you to be at your space. "
Prasad: 'what can I Do. ? its raining heavily here. roads are full of water and. ' Prasad speech interrupted in between. ' So!! sir do i
need to send one private jet for you. We are paying for your work not for excuses. '
Prasad got pissed and tried to threw away his mobile. but he dint. The
poor old lady is still waiting for him to go. The kids said bye-bye him.
He walked for 5 minutes in the rain. He switched off his mobile and came back to home.
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Old lady gave him a strange look. Her eyes are questioning " why kid??
what happened??? " prasad asked for mug and bucket. Old lady is still
confused. He snatched mug and bucket from her hand. He started
evacuating water from her house. But the efficiency is 10 times greater
than that of old lady. Her eyes become wet. So many people all around
but busy. This young boy came here to work for me. She prayed for him.
He is doing non stop work by thinking about his PM's face. After the
continuous effort of two hours, water level came down. He got
completely exhausted. His hands and legs were literally shaking. The
Old lady requested him to take rest but he dint. Now the time has come
to fell down on the ground. He sat on the steps. From nowhere she
brought a cup of tea and chakli.
He rejected her offer. Because he is not in a position to hold the cup
of tea. If he started shaking the cup, that will embarrass both. She
felt very bad. Then he told her to put those things on steps. He got
some energy and managed to drink without shaking it. She said to stop
the work and thanked him.
Now he started thinking about permanent solution. He tried to route
water into the sump, so that he can pull it to the tank and divert
outside. But the stupid house owner constructed the sump such that the
mouth is little above the ground level and its fully packed. Old lady
said that she has one extra burnt motor in her house. He checked the
motor. cleaned-off all the burnt copper. He has made winding by
bringing copper from shop. Repaired all the connections. insulated
electric components and wires properly. connected two pipes and
switched ON the motor.
One pipe of the motor is sucking water and the another pipe outside the
street is shitting. Kids started clapping. Prasad felt something good
about himself. He switched on the mobile and sent an SMS to a missed
call : " fuck offfffff ". ->