Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Monsoon joy .......


A blog and FB friend Uma Srini shared this Paul Coelho stuff as a Wall photo on FB.

While this may be attractive for someone who is habituated to gently drizzling rain, fashionably useless matching designer umbrellas, orderly rule obsessed traffic,  smooth roads without pockmarks, and a crowd that doesnt bother to look as a lady , with possibly the lower part of her outfit missing, strikes a ballet pose , as she leaps across a wet road,  jumping across roads in India during the rains , is a different kettle of fish. 

They say "To enjoy the rainbow, first enjoy the rain..."

Learn how .


Kapdaa famine frocks,
DevAnand caps covering the chakshu,
Pointless matching small umbrella,
a hand in the pocket,
(clutching a cell phone)
which would have
otherwise
if held out,
put her in balance.


What's so great about
jumping in pointy shoes
on a road
devoid
of
decent potholes,
overtaking rickshaws,
whizzing bikes
and roaring buses
suddenly changing lanes ?

You want to enjoy rains ?
Have garam chai,
pakodas,
and roasted corn
as the rain
drips through
your plastered hair
into the cup,
making it run over
with monsoon joy......

11 comments:

  1. mmmm await the rains to do all that you have suggested :)

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    1. Magiceye, Thank you! Dont forget to click the yum stuff !:-))

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  2. Trust you to put things in perspective! What is life if not for the potholes and rain?

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    1. Zephyr, thank you! Rains yet to arrive.... never thought I would be praising the potholes ...:-))

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  3. Awww I am just imagining the rain dripping through plastered hair. Sigh. It did drizzle a bit last night.
    Outstanding take Suranga :)

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    1. Shail, thank you ! And one must never listen to the weather folks....

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    1. IHM, thank you! I think our monsoons are so much more colorful anyway :-))

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  5. Yes, I will do all what has been suggested here. :) Rain rain come soon.

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    1. Nisha, thank you! Please ensure somebody clicks you...:-))

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  6. "To enjoy the rainbow, first enjoy the rain..." - Very Nice!!


    The monssons in Bombay are an amazing time. The whole city becomes beautiful and Green.

    Depending on one's mood and location, the grey overcast skies can be either cozy or depressing.

    Looking forward to the rains.

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