LIFE

Far from over

IN THE past few weeks, the traffic police personnel in Madurai have been working `overtime'. Not that too many VIPs descended on the town, but that it rained incessantly. Besides regulating the traffic, during the rainy days, the personnel had to perform an additional duty of supervising the filling up of the `instant potholes' created by stagnant rainwater with mud. At times, they also had to clear the traffic that clogged at many intersections. Ironically, the `same' potholes smile at these personnel again, probably even the next day, as rains have become an order of the day, of late. And their `overtime' also continues.

From Aravindan M R