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Students like chilling, poets like musing

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Oct 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Effects of incessant rains in Guwahati

Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 21: Guwahatians greet winter and say good riddance to summer, so do poets and painters who feel like their muses keep them musing when it rains. The city has been under such a pleasant weather since Friday. The soggy weather is likely to continue till Monday.

The maximum temperature on Saturday was 23.5 degree Celsius and the minimum temperature was 22.4 degree Celsius. While the rainfall during the day was 13.4 mm, relative humidity (RH) was 96 per cent in the morning. Sources in the Meteorological department say that the rainfall is due to depression in west Bangladesh near latitude 24.2 degree North and longitude 89.3 degree East. The system, according to meteorologists, is likely to move towards the Northeast India with a speed of 22 km/hour into a well-marked low during the next 24 hours. They further said that incessant rains would continue at least till Monday and the intensity of rains would come down slowly from Tuesday. Some people in Guwahati were seen with their sweaters and blazers on Saturday.

Interaction with a section of populace in the city by this reporter has made it clear that majority of people in the city like the winter season. There are a few sections like poets, painters and other creative people who prefer soggy weather to scorching summer. They say they like to muse around when there are rains, as though they get the blessings of their muses when it rains.

This reporter had an interaction of some students of Handique Girls’ College in the city on Saturday’s weather condition. Majority of girls of the college are of the view that winter is their favourable season. “We travel by bus to and from our classes. Every commuter knows the problem of travel by bus when there is scorching heat during the summer. However, when there’s winter we’ve no such problem. This apart, we can read more when there’s chill,” one of the girls said. Some other girls added a number of advantages they enjoy when it is winter. “Street vendors doing business on momo, soups etc., can also do a brisk business during the winter,” another girl said. A student-writer Arindam Neog, who went near Handique Girls’ College to have momo on Saturday, said: “When it rains poets, writers and painters’ musings – everything from romance or love for ture to spiritualism – are profound. Poets and painters deserted by their muses feel like getting the blessing of muses when it rains.”

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