Mosquitoes of Madras 02/01/2014

If there is a topic of perennial interest, it is the Madras Mosquito  which I realized has gained a reputation of sorts country wide. No, I am sure it’s not the media though  known to exaggerate and sensational things to survive the  cut throat competition it faces, the Madras Mosquito has gained prominence. Certainly it is by word of mouth people far and wide  have heard about this invincible tiny creature that has invaded the homes of Chennaiites  giving  them sleepless nights which have a spill over on  their working time. I think people who work from home  like me are the worst sufferers not being spared  even during  our waking  hours.

Now coming to the point, when we  entered  a textile shop while on our visit to Pushkar, the shopkeeper promptly displayed a few bed spreads with  camel dezigns  going gaga about the vegetable dyes that are used in their making which prevent mosquitoes from coming anywhere near them. Needless to say I jumped at the opportunity and immediately picked up a few though the cost was not too pocket friendly. ‘I am sure you will come back to pick up some more’ said the salesman handing over the huge packet with a smile. I told him he was underestimating the Madras mosquitoes which are the smartest and no one can easily fool them.

I don’t have to say who had the last laugh!

N Meera Raghavendra Rao


3 thoughts on “Mosquitoes of Madras 02/01/2014

  1. V.N.K.Kumar

    Madras Mosquitoes had the last laugh and were probably saying to themselves: ” We are not like the Pushkar fraternity who get so easily distracted from their main goal of biting humans”! Caveat emptor!

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