I prepared myself for the day long powerless situation in our area as announced in all the dailies. This involved getting up an hour earlier than usual to reschedule my routine for the day. First on my agenda was loading my washing machine and switching it on in order that there would be enough time for it to go about its job of three hours. Next was to prepare decoction in the electric coffee maker for our morning cup of coffee and once again for our second cup before the power went off. Then followed grinding dhal and chutney in the mixie for our evening snack. Later on the agenda was checking my mail, replying to some important ones and hurriedly writing an article for my Blog post which was followed by breakfast of bread toast made in the electric toaster. Finally I set rice for lunch in my electric rice cooker.
Flitting from one room to another and gasping for breath at multi tasking I looked at the clock and realized there were still ten minutes left for the power to be switched off for maintenance work. I settled with the day’s paper switching on the fan expecting it to stop any moment but the moment never seemed to come. After more than half an hour I ran my eyes through the column which had announced the day’s schedule for power cut .There was no mistake as it clearly said power will be switched off for maintenance work from 9 to 5 in parts of Eldams road.
Probably the part of the road where we live was missed ! was all that I could think of.
n.meera raghavendra rao