Vadodara, Gujarat, India: Joint demonstration against the Modi government’s hike in train fares by the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist), Communist Party of India and Communist Party of India (Marxist), June 25, 2014
Mornings are probably my favorite daytime in India. - Although I’m not at all a morning person! (My parents can tell… 😜 - lots of love to my home and family!) A German friend from Ahmedabad is visiting Rosann and me this weekend and we had a long girls’ night together.
Just when I was about to sleep, an Indian friend texted me and asked whether I wanted to join him and a second friend to pick up a third friend -you see what I did there- from the railway station after a long journey of hers. So we drove to the station very early to welcome her at almost 5:30 am and on our way back enjoyed the first few rays of sunlight awakening the new day in this beautiful city. - Which looks so different at this early time! The streets were completely empty and everything was calm which is something I rarely witness in India. And as soon as the darkness of the night fades, you can find more and more people on the streets going about their schedule.
If I am awake so early, I don’t want to sleep. Instead I enjoy the coolest temperatures of the day, am a little productive concerning housework, or just sit down outside on the balcony or -like right now- our rooftop terrace appreciating the moment. The gentle breeze awakens. I enjoy looking around in this calmness to discover new little details that surround me every day and to see and hear people getting active. I hope my clothes will dry before we’ll be blessed with the next short shower of rain. The sky’s all cloudy and gray!
By the way, I bet monsoon’s totally different from the imaginations of most of you!