Sunday, June 25, 2006


Arunachal remains as beautiful as ever. Would help though if the rain would let up a bit. Seems to me I complain too much. In Delhi, I complain that it does not rain enough and now that I am in a place where it has been raining non-stop for the last seven days, it seems to me that this could be that phenomenon called too much of a good thing.

An aside -- Seems to me like a lot of people coming to this blog are from the United States. Almost 80 percent. I find that puzzling.

The problem with so much rain is that creepy-crawlies thrive in it. Saw a beesa after a years today. That is the Assamese name for a furry, inch-long insect, which if you touch or even brush against accidentally creates a reaction that leaves one scratching the spot for ages. It is not at all pleasant.

There are leeches too. Too many of them.

Now for the good part. It is fun sleeping with a light blanket in peak summer. And not having the fan on.

The greenery is astounding. Lush, blooming, spouting, growing, infringing, inundating. The trees, the undergrowth want to push human beings out. This is their time, their day and their age. They are winning. Soon we will only have plants everywhere. The creepers will enter through cracks in the walls and windows and strangle people while they are still sleeping. The leeches and the beesa will then feast on the corpses. Maybe some other insects will spin cocoons around the bodies and the larva will feed off the bones and the eyes and the rotting flesh. And then we will have a whole new world, where only insects shall reign. Maybe it will be a better world than the one we have created.


Blogger MellowDrama said...

MellowDrama said...

Hey gimme ur email id again...first things first BELATED BDAY GREETINGS, I remembered on D-Day but subsequently forget to you ;P

2:19 PM  
Anonymous hathir said...

hey woman, thanks for the belated wishes. And the same to you as well. had actually left you a message on yahoo. seems like you did not get it. you can email me at

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Nitu said...

Oye, if the beesa's hair touches you, the whole body itches, not just the spot. You have forgotten the power of the mighty beesa. This is quite a gory perspective on rain... and an interesting one... may be this is how global warming will end the world....

8:19 PM  
Anonymous hathir said...

oye nitu, make yourself useful. beesa ka angrezi naam nikal :-D

11:21 PM  
Blogger Arnie said...

beesa is a wooly bear caterpillar

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Hathir said...

Arnab: You really should get Nitu to thank you for doing her job :-)

10:41 PM  
Anonymous shilpa said...

sounds lovely. trees, rain, beesa, what have u :) here people r complaining coz of 5 inches of rain in one day... total nakhras. i think some of the ppl from US coming to ur blog maybe directed from my site?!

3:44 AM  
Anonymous hathir said...

Shilpa: yes, that would make sense. People over here also complain, but mostly when it does not rain for three-four days :-)

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Payal said...

Rain, rain... we could do with rain in Delhi. No water for almost a week now...

8:45 PM  
Blogger Meghna said...


interesting viewpoint. but in some obscure, twisted manner i happen to agree with you. it would be revelation if this were to really happen is some parts. We would then have a very real, very green and very icky WAR of the WORLDS (SPECIES) in this case since we are both on the same world on our hands. But I would not mind being part of it though. Whether I survive as an Insect or a Homosapien after the war remains to be seen (assuming I make it thru the war) but I guess I would be open to the 'afterwarlife' in what ever form it may be.

Hey hathirpithi, heard u r coming over to our world soon ?? So what's up with that ??


6:53 PM  
Anonymous hathir said...

Payal: We sd all go to mumbai for a while
Meg: Yup, I am coming. more on that later

2:59 AM  

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