Monday, June 20, 2005

Monsoon

Last weekend over the usual call home, pop used the word "monsoon". A shot of vodka later, the word began revolving in my head. (Still cant get it out and hence this vent).

There is something very distinctive about Monsoons back home. Something haunting. Something very tied down to the place. I did visit Southwest US (Arizona, New Mexico) to catch the same phenomenon, its just not the same. Home is Home.

Meanwhile my pop rambled on saying that if we dont get the monsoons on time, the city will have water problems which in turn would result in power cuts and so on. I believe C.V. Raman once said that "Indian Economy is a gamble in the monsoon rain". How true!

7 comments:

Hirak said...

I miss the monsoon, the hot vadas, swimming in the rain, trekking in the Sahyadri. Wow!

Primalsoup said...

Hmmm, I love the monsoons too, especially in Bombay. When life seems to come to a stand still, yet everyone reach their destination!

Paddy said...

[Hirak] Ahh! The Vindhyas and Sahyadri treks. Lucky You! For me instead of "vadas" it is "mirch bhajia" (curiously always sold on 'bandi' in India and never in restaurants, whereas in US always found in restaurant and never on 'bandi')

[Bonnie]
>When life seems to come to a stand >still, yet everyone reach their >destination!
A nice way of looking at the monsoon. Very Tarsofying!

perspective said...

I wouldnt be able to relate to the monsoon there... but i surely do know what you mean when you talk of the Monsoon in India... its something else... :) and yes...the economy surelyl depends on this reason..
Its already raining in North India and Bangalore...by the way..
chilly winds blowing in my hair, as i sit next to the window, cloudy skies...romantic moods.. ;)

Sumedha said...

I miss the smell of wet mud.(Hirak says it's something to do with the air, not the earth.)
But anyway, the rain here doesn't play those sweet tricks...

Manjusha said...

I don't mind the power cuts or the gaping potholes. I love the rains in India and I've always felt its not the same anywhere else.

Paddy said...

[Anya] Hmmm...

[SumSin] Actually thats called "Humus" (not to be confused with hummus) which is basically the decomposition of organic matter in the soil that gives you the smell of wet earth

[Manju] Agreed! Thats what the post is about.Welcome Back after a long hiatus!