Megha Sanket

‘Can I ask you something?’

‘You may.’

‘Now you spend a good part of it where it benefits none. Are you settling scores for some offense? You’re always held up for your undifferentiated kindness without agenda.

‘Noticed something about them over the last few seasons?’

‘They have grown manifold, if that’s what you mean.’

‘About me, besides my now deviant ways?’

‘You’re much heavier than before.’

‘I carry more for them. Only when I lighten up by half on the way, I’m able to reach the hills.’

‘It’s doing no good. Might as well carry less and touch the hills in full as before.’

‘And let them go without?’

‘Wasn’t that better?’

‘Do you know what I’m doing now?’

‘Makes no sense.’

‘If only Megha’s sanket is read. For three seasons now, I’m telling them to catch me where I come down.’


PS: Sanket is a signal in Sanskrit. And Megha is a cloud.


6 Responses to Megha Sanket

  1. Kannan says:

    Before I tear out all my hair and feeling senilty creeping in, let me know what is this about?


  2. tskraghu says:

    I can understand! This was inspired by the reports of ecological changes one reads about. All these processes have significant time-constants – no sudden changes. And they send out signals that we miss reading. It’s about playing the game as the rule changes. In yathartham view, it is simply about the need for rain harvesting. It is a conversation between a rain-bearing cloud and the wind that carries it on its course.


  3. Kannan says:



  4. Sanjay says:

    Wow ! Big message in a short tale ! Flash Fiction as they call it these days, any story less that 500 words.

    Let’s have more !


  5. tskraghu says:

    From ‘The 5 Minute Wrapup’ dated 2nd Aug’10:

    The near-normal monsoons have given a lot of cheer to India Inc. and the government alike. As per the latest estimates, the shortfall in monsoon has narrowed to 3%. But the Indian Met Department (IMD) has warned against a structural shift in the pattern of the annual rainfall. This could yet force a change in cropping patterns in the country.

    As per the IMD, the number of depression points that aid rainfall are just 3 now as compared to 7-8 that are required for a normal rainfall. If such conditions continue for a few years, there could be a structural shift in the entire monsoon itself. This could threaten the dependability of monsoons for the country. For a largely agriculture dependent economy like India, this is like an alarm bell!



  6. Trisha says:

    very true. only if we could read their signs. megha is acting really crazy these days.

    we are finally hoping that monsoon is here- in mid september.


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