FLYING HOPES

Friday, March 03, 2006

Weather channel?

We are having flood of channels on television. My friend told me that some one may turn up with 24/7 weather channel one day. I never enjoyed watching the weather report and temp of various cities (besides only that India looks pleasantly green in those pictures).Probably it is the only platform for channels to launch their new news readers. Why at all should we pay the attention to things as changing as weather? What if the temp of the city is 35 and not 30 degree? Everything will be as regular as it has to be!.
Are we weather conscious people? Here are some examples of Indian life style and weather-
1. In my town (and most others too) max of marriages are held in hot summer days of April and May when there is water and electricity problems are on high. The sole reason to choose that time is that every son and daughter (whose kids will be having school holidays) can attend the grand family gathering. And then every daughter and daughter in law has to wear the heaviest of jewelry and heaviest of sari! Then the groom has to wear safari suit and tie because that’s the only life time chance to wear that for him!(In most cases now a days he owns a small shop or may be owns a coaching institute).

2. In most areas schools open on 1 st of July ,that is the rainy season, many little kids have their first exposure to world without their mummy being around..

3. In rainy season only, with bad roads delayed trains and flooding rivers many brothers and sister make it a point to meet each other for auspicious occasion of “Raksha Bandhan”.

4. Finally we have this “weather at will” in Hindi movies. There is mild rain when the boy meets the girl first time and then there is storm when they depart!!

7 Comments:

  • Still wondering how you thought about it. Very Good!! Talking about weather, yes..kids go to school during rainy season and yes we have a lot of festivals celebrating the onset of every season in our country. Well, the relevance in movies... its looks like the most preferred season is the rainy season when the cupids are in a mood to dance!!!

    Keep it up!!! be as innovative as u have been so far!!!

    By Blogger panini03, at 03 March, 2006  

  • Thanks!I will try to come up with diff ideas..

    By Blogger rachana, at 03 March, 2006  

  • Filmi season is a good concept .
    There is this irritating arbit LIGHTNING season when the plutonium bomb is dropped ." Main tumhare bache ki ma banane wali hoon!!!"

    By Blogger Ankit, at 04 March, 2006  

  • Nice observations rachna jee.But boring or not boring , not many people (atleast in north india ) can forget the amazingly colorful statements such as "aaj garaj ke saath cheente padne ki sambhaavna hain".And movies do have a tendency to play havoc with the ecological systems.

    Tropical winds tend to invade when the heroine makes her appearance.these winds have a very strange tendency to swoosh away her pink dupatta and deliver it safely on the hero's shoulders.

    And jab doctor apna "abb inhe dawa nahi , dua ki zaroorat hai" statement launch karta hain and the hero's mother hops to teh nearest temple to smash the temple bell with her head , lightning crashes after every blow to teh bell till the hero wakes up murmuring 'ma , ma'.

    Nice read.:)

    By Blogger Abhi, at 06 March, 2006  

  • @Ankit
    Ys i missed the lightening!

    @Abhi
    Thanks to add more smiles in my observtions.

    By Blogger rachana, at 06 March, 2006  

  • hmmmmmmm

    By Blogger Ankit, at 06 March, 2006  

  • hmm..

    reminds me of the weather man movie.

    It did not occur to me that its not only the heroines who dance at director's will! Rain gods join in too ;)

    but then you gotta see the video of that song- "Sawan barse tarse dil, kyon na nikle ghar se dil ?!?!?!"

    By Blogger Ashish Gupta, at 16 March, 2006  

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