Thursday, January 03, 2008

snow in delhi

The lowest temperature (till the time today's newspaper was printed) in Delhi was 1.9 degrees. That too daytime temp. Heard an NDTV reporter wondering what things would be like if Delhi hits zero degree celcius. Freezing point of water. So got me thinking (as some or the other Delhiite I know does every winter), what would it be like if it snows in Delhi...

I tried imagining snow on Rajpath. The golden glow of India Gate diffused through the pearly white of snow. NH8 all covered up in snow. Snow on the 'mast' of 'That Ship-Buliding' in Gurgaon. Snow on all the round-abouts the city has. The huge expanse between the North and South Blocs, all calmly white.

Snow around the numerous pillars in Connaught Place. On the neon lights. On the stars (stars with names and stuff of Bollywood's who's who) at PVR Saket. Lotus temple standing pure and serene, the pools surounding it all frozen and still, and a beautiful white carpet laid on the stairs there. Snow on the roof of Palika Bazaar. The streamlined Metro busily streaking along the snow-laden bridges. Yamuna ambling along, while the snowflakes fall merrily on her... White mingling with blue (well, at least before the sewer and other drains pour their black and dark venom into it). The airport would be in a sorry state though. The trains, with their yellow boards showing the destinations covered with dollops of fresh white snow.

Snow at the flyovers, with the reflectors peeping out from their white blankets and blinking as you pass them by. Snowflakes sitting playfully on the LEDs on traffic-signal (red-yellow-green lights) that tell you how much time till the signal changes; almost teasing and taunting you. Snow on the watch-tower of my school, the silvery white confetti that the Big Bell would spray around while chiming at 3 pm every weekday.

Snowfall at Aravalis (that is the Jawaharlal Nehru University region - also close to my place). Snowfall on my window. Doggie and Co. being Rudolph and other reindeer inc.

Beautiful, wouldn't it be?

:)

10 comments:

Abha said...

rudolph and other reindeer! cute!
attention to details!
nice!
why doesnt it cross 15 in solapur?

xenon said...

hmm...i hate winters and i aint sure if i am going to like if it snows at my place...ur imagination is adorable though!!
cheers!!

Sanskriti said...

I am missing the winters in delhi...

saakshita said...

well u write things so well man pranshu its just so simple to fanatasize. well just to add, as a kid i also thought of how we could go skeing to school when the roads wud be covered with snow..damn good keep up the creativity...

Anonymous said...

Itna mat soch, Iowa aaja mere pass... bohot sara snow mil jayega..

Sandeep said...

Amazing imagination yaar....Really like the deatils. Especially the snow on the mast in the ship building. You shud be doin something more constructive (about your writing :) ). Keep it up...Cheers to you!

Vidya said...

nice imagination girl! nice post!

Cato Elder said...

In one of the epic battles during the Islamic conquest there were historians who wrote battles were delayed because of extensive snow around Delhi.
This must have been 600-800 years ago.

samit said...

its great to read such a great imagination .so unreal . but a good thought

abhinav said...

loved ur imagination, cw to himachal. It snows every yr but trust me snow is gud for tourists and for us em...its not that gud. Water freezes even in our tank, its cold lik hell. Its hard to walk on snow plus u cant walk when its freezing outsid. So i lov delhi ki sardi the way it is