Sunday, June 21, 2009

Rains...

The monsoons are here again. Or almost. As I was walking down from my office, I stopped at this spot – almost like a vantage point – where I always like to take in the view of the rest of Hiranandani. I always liked this view, giving me a feel of standing on the outside and looking inside. With the rains, the view was all the more beautiful – the fogginess from the light drizzle almost adding a mystical air to the view. I know- monsoons in Mumbai are not to be looked forward to. But before the torrential downpours, the clothes that wont dry, the room that is flooded, the walls that are damp, the days where you get soaked, but before all that, that is inevitable begins, before the daily wars that we would eventually have to wage, can I just say...

...I love the smell of the damp earth signalling the imminent monsoons (even though there is a lack of damp earth in some places, the rains still seems to be able evoke their earthy smell for concrete!), love the moist breeze which breaks the monotonies of the days, and love the feeling of change around the corner (– who knows what it may bring). The rains have been teasing us for the last couple of weeks – will it or will it not today. But until they do, it’s good to take in the moment. ‘Cos, this too shall pass.

Caught by the rain in the not so distant past, Singapore

11 comments:

Meera said...

I love the air when it stops to rain.. the earth is still wet and the breeze is chilly and everything around would be smiling from the recent bath...

Its been raining here too for the past week.. although i dont love it, its better than the snow :)

Cate said...

Ahhh yes those monsoon rains. Torrential downpours that stop as quickly as they start; but leave you drenched. A good way of cleaning the stale smells from the streets.

Final_Transit said...

Oh very nice! Coincidentally I wrote a post on rain on my blog yesterday too! :)

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Marine drive & it rains.
I am wet.
Enjoy !

Karan said...

Aahhh.. Rains.. Mumbai... Damp Earth .. Cool breeze.. and a walk in th rain.. Pretty much sums it all up.. :) ..

No matter how icky it gets during the rains, nothing can stop me from loving rains. Rains have this ability to fill my heart with hope and song, and signal a change (as you said.. who knows what they might bring) :) ..

Loved the photo.. looks a lot like south bombay except for the signs.. :)

Ms.N said...

@Meera... def, better than the snow... rain is as cold as i can bear i think!

@ cate, it does clear up the air, but leaves behind dirty buildings :(. it's like the city can win!

@FT - nice one!

@hobo - he he... :)

@ karan... agree. though i have gotten finicky abt getting drenched!

Karan said...

finicky about rains ??!! lolz.. i dont blame you.. the frequent flooding.. the difficult commute becoming even more difficult.. n much more.. but then a walk on marine drive.. and you forget all that.. !!

I guess i won't be exaggerating if i say that i'm in love with rains..!! :D

PS - You are a member of MWS right ??

GMG said...

Hi Ms.N! The rain might even feel better than the usual hot and humid Singaporean weather... ;)

Blogtrotter is anticipating the 4th of July fireworks; but in a different country... ;) Have a great weekend (or vacation, should you have that chance...)!

Ms.N said...

@GMG - 4th of july fireworks... have fun.

@ karan -yea, have gone on a couple of shoots..

Karan said...

hmmm.. nice.. :) .. im thinking of joining.. but after my exams in november..

btw.. hv put up my new post on rains.. u can chek it out.. http://springbl0ss0ms.blogspot.com/

Sriram P said...

Hows the rain situation in Mumbai? too much or too little..