They used to enjoy power cuts!Power cuts are not so severe these days, at least in this part of West Bengal where I am staying. In the city, there are no power cuts at all unless there is any major breakdown. Though there are still many places in the country where severe power cuts are experienced throughout the year, the situation has improved from earlier days. Obviously, the reason is a higher generation of power and improvement in distribution techniques. Everybody can imagine how it feels when there is a power cut. Those who have a backup system, its good and those who do not have to suffer a lot during the period.
But have you ever enjoyed power cuts? I do not remember to enjoy those moments when there was no power may be because, during my childhood, it was a bit frequent. The other day I was chatting with a few of my relatives who stay in the city, i.e. in proper Kolkata. They were my uncles and aunties. I was surprised when they said they enjoyed the power cuts in their childhood, even my parents used to tell me the same thing earlier. The reason was very clear and I liked their explanation of enjoying the power cuts.
During their childhood, power cuts were not at all frequent and in those times there were no backup supplies like the inverters or generators. It was a joint family and the children used to cherish those rare moments of power cuts by chatting with all the members of the family in the courtyard. All of them used to come together in the open area of their house and chatted as long as there was no power. For children, it was a brief escape from studies. How about how? Do you remember any such cherishable moments?