On the first week of June, Mumbai welcomed the monsoon of 2008. I watched it arrive, alone…which is probably the best way, with the rain.

The skies heralded the season of water.
And then I watched the drops paint the sidewalk a shiny, sheeny gloss of life.
The traffic revved, feet sped up and umbrellas burst open to the infinitely grey sky.

Did the colour grey ever stop you in your tracks? It did, me.

10 thoughts on “First Rain”
  1. I love the rains too. the thing about beauty, its pretty much the same here in Bangalore too πŸ™‚

    oh its the aftermath that gets me – murky sidewalks, clogged roads, and dirty footwear, not to mention the cold and the associated sneezes πŸ™

    JustSos last blog post..realisation

  2. I love the snaps.
    And the colour grey always fascinates me, reminds me of windy skies and the feel of water dripping on to my face.
    A walk in the rain usually energises me, its almost like all my worries and tiredness gets washed away

    chennairamblingss last blog post..Jerusalem

  3. I can assure you that welcoming the rain along with someone special is so much better than going it alone – but to each his own. πŸ™‚

  4. Hi ,

    I was reading ur blog posts and found some of them to be wow.. u write well.. Why don’t you popularize it more.. ur posts on ur blog took my particular attention as some of them are interesting topics of mine too;

    BTW I help out some ex-IIMA guys who with another batch mate run http://www.rambhai.com where you can post links to your most loved blog-posts. Rambhai was the chaiwala at IIMA and it is a site where users can themselves share links to blog posts etc and other can find and vote on them. The best make it to the homepage!

    This way you can reach out to rambhai readers some of whom could become your ardent fans.. who knows.. πŸ™‚

    Cheers,

  5. hmm

    lovely pics..
    btw some early monsoon facts..
    BMC expected 100mm of Rainfall in the pre monsoon mode ….
    the gods were a bit too kindly to give us with just over 300 mm ..but u just got the better part of the 300 mm ..

  6. @ JustSo: Gah, I so hear you!

    @ Crimson Shimmer: Thank you!

    @ Ashwin: I know what you mean.

    @ Cynic: Nope. Aapan mail madhe boloo ya.

    @ chennairamblings: Really? They usually give me a cold. πŸ™‚ But this one time was the first shower and I couldn’t resist.

    @ Anon Y. Mouse: So I’ve been told.

    @ vivek khandelwal:

    @ Tarun Chandel: If you say so. πŸ™‚

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