My first experience here with power-cuts was on Sunday, July 22 at 1130 when everything just went off and we were left figuring out. After trying few combinations and tricks, when we finally asked the neighbours who were equally surprised, told us that the power board phone was playing a message that it was a planned cut for about two hours.
That was my first ever experience of power cut outside India in all these years. And despite the message telling about 2 hour cut, the power was back in 40 minutes.
BTW, since it is first mention of them, they have very pretty names like Neeta and Toral in their family who are equally sweet. Enjoying having such nice neighbourhood around!