Jan 23 2013
The power was out for a long time today. Apparently it was in the paper (not in the Indian Express which is what I read but it was mentioned in the Malayalam Manoram which I do not read) that there would be electrical work being done and hence from 11:30 am – 5pm we had no power at home (ofcourse we also had the 30 minutes power cut in the morning at 7am). Oh I guess I should also let non-Malayalees (or even just non-Indians) know that here in Kerala we have a 60 minute power cut scheduled for us on a weekly basis i.e same time every day for a week. The 60 minutes is split into two so 30 minutes in the morning between 6am and 10am and another 30 minutes in the evening between 6pm and 10:30pm. This ofcourse is because India still depends almost solely on the hydro electric projects (there are 2 diesel power plants and a solitary wind power plant but that’s it) and when the rains fail to supply us with enough water for the dams, we get power cuts to regulate the power supply until the next monsoon is done.
Oh and Kerala gets it’s power from the Kerala State Electricity Board (otherwise knows as incompetent doofus dinkus assholes corporation board). So we have the 30 minute scheduled power cut in the morning at 7am as it is supposed to be this week and then it goes out at 11:30 am and comes back at 5 pm. And then it goes out at 6pm for a few more minutes and instead of 9:30pm as it scheduled for this week, the evening power cut goes out at 8pm! Fuckers at KSEB doing as they please! For once I would like to go to their office and cut their power without prior information! Bastards!