My cousin who lives in the U.S. has cancelled his trip to India, not because of the cancelled flights but because he wishes to enjoy the biting cold staying put at home, I said just having read a mail from him.
Sensible fellow, otherwise he would have had to hang around in Delhi due to the bad weather conditions there. Just see how all these holiday makers bound for Delhi have been stranded in Chennai, he chuckled.
Thank God, we timed our holiday very well, when the December chill had not touched the city. But my only regret is we needn’t have carted all our heavy woolens giving in to the advise of our well wishers here, I observed.
Can’t blame them considering that people here find winter in Chennai quite severe. It’s amusing to see them wearing cardigans and wrapped up in shawls when they step out, he laughed.
If only we had been more sensible—I almost said the words to myself.
What would you have done? he asked.
I would have done more shopping and would have had more room in our suitcases to accommodate it, I said with remorse.
Extra room would have come with a price ,paying rs.250/ for every kilo that exceeded the mandatory 15 kilos per person. Thank God , the rule has come as a blessing in disguise, he sounded relieved.
n.meera raghavendra rao