The last couple of days have been hellishly hot on the East Coast.
A harbinger of the hades for all us poor sinners, desis, goras, kallus and spics alike (btw, is there a pejorative desi word for Hispanics?).
New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Delaware and further south too – it’s been terrible.
Some regular SI readers must have had it bad yesterday.
They checked in earlier today to inform us that they “were roaming in NYC on a topless bus in the hottest April day since 1942” with the relief likely coming from the “TONS of cleavages.” You know our desis, they must have been drooling all across NYC peering into the valleys below as the bus was moving into the canyons of Manhattan.
It was really bad in NYC yesterday – 92-degrees in Central Park!
It’s so f*****g hot even today that we opened our Guinness Extra Stout 1pint 6fl oz ($2.75 at our neighborhood Gujju liquor store) early today (just between us, we just needed an excuse to open the bottle early 😉 At least, they don’t have power cuts here like in India).
Right now, it’s 90-degree fahrenheit (about 33-degree celsius).
No such escape for me.. I am the tour guide (!) for a couple of senior citizens from India.. as they have marked their presence of NYC on Sunday, they didn’t want any more of it.. They have some ABCD relatives (not too distant) in million dollar homes in Manhattan.. but they want the company of poor me.
they wanted to mark attendance in Philly.. Not much cleavage.. only the guilty pleasure of watching high school kids in tank tops. Great city for history buffs.. unfortunately I didn’t read my history before going there.
These days, Philly is a hot city for gays and trannies. Introduce our desis to a few trannies. They won’t forget the trans-perience in their lifetime. Center City is the place. 😉
There are some Hindu temples in Philly…. should make the Senior Citizens happy.
Decent South Indian vegetarian restaurant 20 miles from Philly. Uduppi Dosa House. Used to be good. Haven’t gone there in a while.
As I said, we have marked their territory in Philly.. so we are not going back there.. they are flying to Cinci/Columbus/Chicago etc. to do some more territory marking.
No tran-sperience for our senior ‘desi’ citizens.
Maybe Obama asked to drink some of your Guinness.
You can bash Bush all you want for being an idiot, but he would never have been dumb enough to let something like this happen under his watch. This is what taxpayer money is going towards? A “flying photo op” for the President’s toy plane? What’s wrong with all the pics they take on the tarmac?
1. Yeah, Bush would have continued to read My Pet Goat to the kids.
2. Stupid, if a photo-op was indeed what it really was. With all the computer graphics possible these days, surely they could have done it on a high-end workstation.
3. That said, we’re losing faith in Obama – Tim Geithner and Larry Summers represent the interests of Wall Street and everything the idiots are doing works in the favor of the Wall St scumbags. NYT did a nice job Monday on Geithner.
Folks, if you are whining about 33.33 C and calling it
‘hellishly hot’, then welcome to Hyderabad.
You will revise your definition of hell.
It is about 41 C here right now, and likely to go up to 43 C in a couple of days. And it is not even May.
This dry heat can literally cook up human beings.
I need to walk only for two minutes from my department to the mess/canteen, and that is getting difficult enough in the noon.
Two weeks back, I was in Chennai, and it was 36+ C, with 70+ % humidity. I guess most places in the east coast in the US are humid, and humid heat makes it more uncomfortable. But dry heat, as in Hyd’bad, can kill people. So, it is about drinking water, water and more water (no such luck as yours, for, we dont get Guinness here, but yes Vijay Mallya’s Kingfisher Premium is regarded as the best beer in the world in these parts ;-))
Yes, we do cherish our fond memories of Kingfisher, Old Monk, Khoday’s XXX Rum et al. 😉
Kingfisher beer is available at most Indian restaurants here but not Khoday’s XXX Rum (not even sure if they’re still around).
Do you face blackouts (power-cuts) in Hyderabad. Bangalore is of course infamous for both the scheduled and unscheduled power-cuts. Tamil Nadu too is said to be seeing power-cuts these days. Surprise, surprise.
Although we’re no great fans of nuclear power given the risks (terrorist attacks, storage of waste for thousands of years, accidents and escape of nuclear radiation et al), maybe that’s the panacea to fix India’s chronic power shortages.
proven how my judgment is always, always right@ Obama
SearchIndia.com Responds (via iPhone from the doctor’s office):
Obama has picked the wrong guys. Fire Geithner.
Obama is always picking the wrong guys who make the wrong choices or say the wrong things.
Are you dying?
Even if you are taking your last breaths, you want to show off @ iPhone.
You write: Are you dying?
The reason we mention iPhone is because we don’t use formatting now. If we don’t, some dickhead will ask why we are not using bold & italics.
You write above: Tamil Nadu too is said to be seeing power-cuts these days. Surprise, surprise.
I take that you lived in urban areas of TN, which get to see minimal power cuts. Power cuts in TN has been a phenomenon, for decades.
And it is at its peak, after the current term of DMK’s [‘D’amn ‘M’oron ‘K’aruna] rule started. While State government is foolish enough to allow industrial growth without any plan in place for increase in power demand, the state can only move towards a dark age.
In my hometown, it was 6 hours per day lately last year – guess what, power cut duration. In some places it was 8.5 hours per day. Wonder how people could live and work. Probably elections, and begging neighbour states and central govt for additional power have resulted in moderate level of power cuts now. My hometown now sees – 2.5 hours of power cut, daily.
Chennai sees it only few times a week, and it is not more than an hour each.
Although we grew up in Tamil Nadu (many summers ago), we were lucky to never suffer power cuts. However, when we lived in other Indian states we had it bad.
Lack of attention toward basic infrastructure in India doesn’t augur well for the country. That’s one of the main reasons why we are so much more bullish on China.