And it rained

The hardest part of my job involves commuting across Bangalore city on a scooter. Why do I say that? There are two reasons for it. First reason is obvious: the great Bangalore traffic jams. Second, the unpredictable weather. When it rains, the roads get clogged with water. And It just gets worse.

Today, it poured badly for hours.  I was getting late for an assignment and hence had no choice but to ride through the rains. My new ThinkTankphoto camera bag has a nice rain cover and so I didn’t worry about my camera getting drenched. But, the rain coat I wore seemed to a have defective design as water kept leaking through some secret opening. Finally, I reached a threshold point beyond which I could neither handle the traffic nor getting drenched in rain. Also, the water clogging was slowing down the traffic further. So, I abruptly stopped my vehicle in Jayanagar and managed to find a shelter by the road.

I began to curse. Cursed my fate, cursed randomly, cursed enemies who had no role to play in my current hour of crisis. But then, something happened. I can’t recollect what triggered it, but it made me take my camera out and start shooting the rains.  It felt good when I saw this through my view finder… I didn’t curse anyone for the rest of the evening.:)

Thursday, 14th October 2010: An auto rickshaw makes its way through a water-clogged road in Jayanagar while a man carrying an umbrella walks along the pavement in rain. Bangalore witnessed heavy showers on Thursday evening leading to water clogging in many low-lying areas. ©Nishant Ratnakar
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Nishant is a Bangalore, India based Wedding, Portrait & Editorial Photographer. He is available for assignments across India. He also conducts photography workshops and offers personal photography mentorship.

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Karthik Shetty
11 years ago

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11 years ago

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