Heavy Rain

Few days back we had severely wet weather. It rained in 3 hours more than the monthly average for the country, the headlines went. Canals flooded over and spilled onto roads.

Rather than getting angry at the government for failing to prevent floods, the people took it in stride, it seems to me. There were pictures of buses driving through floods and passengers lifting up their feet to avoid getting their ankles wet. There were news articles advising drivers against driving into floods. This is the new normal! Here’s what you do!

Perhaps we were “lucky” most commuters were still working from home. Plenty of videos taken from high rise apartments were posted online.

The new normal is not just living with Covid-19 but adjusting to global warming.