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