Twittering away in Delhi over pitter-patter

New Delhi


As heavy rains lashed Delhi and neighbouring regions Saturday, leading to flooded streets on account of choked drains, people took to Twitter to complain about the disruption in their routines.

Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor tweeted: "New Delhi reeling under monsoon flooding. Cars stuck on roads, every surface drips. My home has had a crippling power blackout since 1.45 p.m."

Senior Congress leader Priya Dutt tweeted: "Landed in Delhi and thought I was in Mumbai with the rain madness, traffic jams and flooding. Mumbai! we are better equipped to handle rain."

Author Taslima Nasreen was nostalgic on the micro-blogging site: "Rains in Delhi. But no rains like childhood rains, if mother is not around, if no tin roof, no khichuri, hilsa, or Tagore songs."

Actor-director Farhan Akhtar said on Twitter: "Today, Delhi is the Venice of the north. Where's my gondola?"

Travellers stuck at different parts of the city also took to sharing information that others could use to escape similar woes.

Dilip Cherian, image guru at Perfect Relations, tweeted: "Happily waded home after abandoning car! Delhi waited for rains but is just incapable of handling it... Don't venture out yet."

"Massive flooding on Captain Gaur Marg (Modi Mill-Lajpat Ngr) as a pipe has burst," tweeted Hemant Abhishek, a young man who set out of home and found his journey much longer than usual. - IANS