Sunday, October 28, 2007

Raining Cats and Dogs in Chennai

Its raining cats and dogs in Chennai and that doesn't happen very often. Chennai is perennially rain (and thus water) starved city. So, it is kind of a welcome relieve to see the continuous downpour since yesterday. This gave me the perfect reason to skip today's long run and kept me indoors most of the day.

Feeling claustrophobic, decided to venture out a little and here are couple of pictures from that.
Elliots Beach, Chennai
Elliots Beach is generally Choc-a-Block with people on a Sunday after noon, but not today. It has been raining heavily since yesterday and that pretty much has emptied out the beach.

Elliots Beach, Chennai

Elliots Beach, Chennai
These seem to enjoying the drench..

A short video clip - Elliots Beach, Chennai


  1. Hi Ram,
    I think Chennai is getting ample rains in the past few years.

    I noticed that you are a runner and I am happy to learn about 'Chennai Runners'. I have started running recently and I will be doing my first Half marathon in a couple of weeks. Though I am from Chennai, I live in San Diego now. I will definitely join you all for a run when I visit chennai the next time.

    Thanks a lot for the post about Randy Pausch, his talk was really uplifting.

    Btw. I blog at . I will post about my running 'adventures' regularly there.


  2. Shankar
    San Diego.. I was once planning to run a marathon there.. never got around to it.. (broke my leg and that was the end of the story..)

    Yes.. pl. do join us when you visit Chennai..


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  4. Hi Ram:

    Your post about the rains in Chennai only aggravates that acute feeling of nostalgia. I moved out of Chennai a month back, out for a year, and would always look forward for this time of the year.

    Since you run, you could visit; there's a marathon sch'd for the 4th (Sun.)
    And I don't think there's a ban on the iPod there!

    Cheers: Krish

  5. Krish
    This time of the year in Chennai is really pleasant

    btw.. I am part of the ChennaiRunners and looking forward to the run with my iPod..