From a burning furnace to a drizzling city. The transformation is sudden and pleasant. Not long ago Hyderabadis experienced searing heat wave, but now temperatures have really cooled down. Cold mornings, duller afternoons and cheerless evenings. But for the citizens, the woes are not over yet. As usual, even short showers are throwing life out of gear. Pools of stagnant water, not to speak of inundation of houses , is making life miserable. Sure, one thing Hyderabadis have to learn to save for the rainy day is patience.

J.S. IFTHEKHAR