A rainy day in winter is unwelcome. 23rd January was one of such days. The whole city of Delhi was in the grip of a terrible cold wave. Dark and thick clouds were thundering in the sky. In the early hours of morning, a heavy downpour started. There was a hail storm also, the storm continued for one hour. Roads were blocked, Traffic came to a standstill. The weather became very bad. No one wanted to go out of his house. The city presented a deserted look. Very few people could be seen moving on the roads. The government employees took casual leave. The attendance in schools and colleges was very thin. The rain and hail storm caused heavy damage. Many trees were uprooted. Telephone wires broke and many telephones became dead. The poor people suffered a lot. The cold increased terribly and bone-chilling winds started blowing.