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Let’s talk Rains

Somebody said I look like the Conjuring ghost in it but duck it,yeah

Being a Delhi person for a pretty long time,I have had the very justified love hate relationship with the rains. You can feel this even better if you have close friends living in Mumbai,Goa,Bengal or any coastal area where rain gods are bigtime generous. When they tell you that it’s raining there and you are here dealing with Surya dev(Sun god) you get super jealous.

Meanwhile, *Jo tu mera humdard hai* plays in the background.

I am a crazy Bollywood fanatic for one. So the rains just HAVE to be special for me. The dark clouds have been known to evoke all kinds of happy emotions and love outpours in me. I may have had most of my crushes on a rainy day. Maybe because that way it is easier to wash the memories away. Haha! Come thunder and I have an entire playlist of rain centric bollywood songs from “Ghode jaisi chaal” to “Lag ja gale” to “Saawan Barse” to “Idhar chala mai udhar chala”. The winds carry me away to all places of childhood to first love to breakups. Maybe that’s the thing with seasons; they have memorable roles in our lives. Or maybe that’s the thing with life;it touches seasons as well. This isn’t a very well developed idea so let’s leave it at that.

Last to last night,power was gone for good 7 hours(AAP,BSES are you listening?) and I had been cursing everyone sleepheadedly. I goddamn needed sleep but not without my cooling devices. But then the night sky became yellow and it was lightening and thunder all over the sky and the wind tickling each cell of my soul. All I did was to lie down close to the balcony and watch the colour show until it started to pour heavily. And boy! It rained for good two hours non-stop. Sleep? I dared the dreamy sleep to get lost coz I wanted to watch the magnificence the sky was showering down. I just smiled at each lightening stroke.  Many a times I have felt,it rains just for me.

But I also dislike something about rains and no it is not the mud or traffic or humidity. I am not into those things. I love the traffic in rains. I love the mud and the mess and I enjoy when people frown at it because that frown takes too long to be seen in Delhi. What I dislike is the world after it has rained. I hate it when the skies become crystal clear and the sun comes back to glory. I want the dark heavy clouds to win. I love the days when it is still cloudy after a generous spell. I do not really have any justification for this. Maybe I love the anticipation of rain more than the rain itself.

The song has changed to- *Zara Zara behekta hai*

I hope it rains tonight.

Love and breezy smiles

All dreamy and Saawan struck

P.S Amongst all the romanticism,let us all pray for those affected by the cloudburst in Uttarakhand.



Love-struck,people-struck,fashion-struck,bollywood-struck,winter-struck,chicken-struck,poetry-struck,earrings-struck 20-something. An accidental biologist,I find solace in stories of any kind. Books,Hindi songs, clothes, ideas,relations..all that makes up my existence will travel up to this blog. Chance are many can relate to me. For those who can't,remember I love stories. You could be a story.

13 thoughts on “Let’s talk Rains

  1. In this busy and stressed out lyf where our schedule is time bounded…whr we work as the clock hands guide us…whr we even forget to eat properly on tym…whr our priority is just our work..u made me remember my childhood days whn rain was an integral part of my lyf…whn work did not play a major role in my lyf as such. Lyk seasons bring memories to everyone’s lyf ..this post of urs brought memories for me…it instilled the thought of feeling the rain in me instead of merely observing it…keep on bringing memories so that they do not die out with tym…luv u archi !!!

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    1. This is the first thing I am reading this morning and the sky is dark and cloudy and I want to hug you. I have earned you forever. Love you so so much Nisha. And thank you for such a comprehensive comment. This means a lot(you know why)


  2. you know Archita its been raining heavily here since morning and what I like about rain is different voices….voice of thunder, voice of pouring and all other voices
    everyone has a story and experiences related with raining and it feels great sitting with frnds and hving chat while its raining…..
    what a feeling!

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  3. You talk about wishing for rain to arrive, and then you finally have your wish fulfilled after the thunder and lightning show. Here, in the lap of the Rann of Kutch, we wait for the whole year and yet only get a day or three of rain. At all other times, it’s like, “Saawan baeri”, or “Kaale megha, kaale megha pani to barsao…”
    Whinings aside, loved the way you’ve presented your fascination and enjoyment of rain. Happy blogging. God bless. 🙂
    Oh, and by the way, thanks for the follow on my blog. Keep the posts coming. 🙂


    1. I can only imagine what it must feel like to you. But thank you for sharing your thoughts because that just let me think of another aspect of seasons. I really love your blog. So yay! It’s gonna be great reading each others’ musings

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  4. hello rain person,

    same pinch 🙂 i am a crazy rain person, it just makes me deliriously happy. it rained yesterday in my part of the city and obviously i did the thing rainpeople do…. got drenched royally… and took selfies haha. well, it’s sunny again, i hate it!

    love the anticipation of rain as well… needs to rain more.. and harder.

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    1. Omg yes,it rained crazy yesterday. Sadly i couldnt go get drenched but that thing to the soul it did was wonderful. It was sunny till now. It’s beginning to get cloudy again.

      Thank you for dropping by and leaving lovely comment. Rain person :*

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  5. I love love love rain. I am a pluviophile to the core. Rain soaked roads, rain washed trees, dancing clouds, mesmerizing rainbows, streaming rivulets – hot bajji’s and tea absolutely amazing. Btw, Zara zara is an absolute favorite with me. Bombay Jayshree’s vocals are like honey. The most sensuous number ever – in my dictionary.

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