Jun 24, 2009

Celebrating Monsoon :)

Hello Everyone!

Well, so finally, the monsoons are here! They have announced themselves with thunders, heavy showers and drizzles in Mumbai. Within a week or two, they should be covering the whole of India.. I guess. I really wanted to post something related to rains. But then I read a couple of posts in the last 2 days and the mood with this rainfall seems to be more sad and depressing as opposed to being relieving and happy [considering that hot summer this year].

It rained heavily in Mumbai this afternoon, and I had my lunch sitting by the window, and it was a treat. To all the 5 senses. I could see the rain fall, I could hear the showers, smell the wet ground, taste the freshness [literally! plus there was food too :|] and feel the rain drops on my skin. An added one or two treats, there was this ultimate relaxing feeling, a twinkle in my eyes, and an automatic smile for someone special. Bliss.

I will be celebrating the monsoon of 2009 on Memoirs. Rains, and the various moods. I will try not to get to the hurtful and depressing part. Many bloggers are taking care of that department very well. And hey, if anything from my side makes any one of you smile, I will be the happiest person :)

I tried to write a poem. I did manage to complete one too. But nothing, nothing can express the relationship between raindrops and life better than a song, which was playing on my laptop continuously for about an hour. I am also adding the video here, because the girl with the honeybee costume in the video is a source of inspiration for me, and if it inspires me, it can inspire any one and every one. I would love it if you watch it! So here I dedicate this song to each one of you... Happy Monsoon!

No Rain - By Blind Melon

All I can say is that my life is pretty plain
I like watchin' the puddles gather rain
And all I can do is just pour some tea for two
And speak my point of view but it's not sane, its not sane

I just want someone to say to me
I'll always be there when you wake
Ya know I'd like to keep my cheeks dry today
So stay with me and I'll have it made

And I don't understand why I sleep all day
And I start to complain that there's no rain
And all I can do is read a book to stay awake
It rips my life away but its a great escape...escape...escape

All I can say is that my life is pretty plain
You don't like my point of view
Ya think that I'm insane
It's not sane... It's not sane

I just want someone to say to me
I'll always be there when you wake
Ya know I'd like to keep my cheeks dry today
So stay with me and I'll have it made


Heres the video:

Nanana... I love this song! Whenever I feel low and I listen to this, I am up and running in no time. I feel bad that I neglected this song so much, hence it has made it's place on my desktop now! :P


Anonymous said...

beautiful ashi...m missing d rains bigtime out here in kolkata..but ur post made me feel d essence of d rains ..d smell..d touch everythng..i just can't wait for the drops to touch me..:)..beautifully expressed and beautiful song to give the feel...thanks for d pre-monsoon feel(for kolkatans)..mwah..love you..

Satans Darling™ said...

Awwww... Love you baby >:D< The rains will hit you soon too!

mysterious gal said...

wow what a beautiful post and what a beautiful song ....just loved it :)....i wish delhi receives the rains too yet...high time it receives that respite from heat....i m glad ur enjoying the monsoon...lovely post :)
Love ya

neeraj_only said...

I had this years "rain-bath" in may :p
i thought summer this year is short. Last 20 days have been tough 'heated-days '.
Everyone is waiting for rain ,
barkha rani kahan ho tum ?

p.s : are haan , nice poem ashri . My memory cells have informed me i am your fan since 24th march . 3 months today , cheers ....stats can be interesting :p

MultiMenon said...

Brilliance personified..I too love rains and it was soo refreshingly raining within (even when am sweating my ass out in the heat of Madras) when I read ur desc of the most beautiful gift of nature.

Hey,ur in transportation?? :)) am a wannabe TE.. :D I couldn't read through much into those lines..Jus 10 hrs of sleep in the last 3 days..

But am coming back...for a long time to come.. :))

Cheers Satan's Darling(:p) (Satan/Darling)


Aw.S.M said...

ME wants rain!! its bloody hot n humid ere!! sighhh..ME misses the amazing smell of the wet ground in the mornin...:(...

aND Oye yeah u dont go about making ur blog all depressing ok...there r plenty of people doin that already..urs is the sensible and happy place that i often visit...so keep it that way :)...

Liked the video..the audio not that much..but i ll give it a few more goes for ur benefit :)


BrownPhantom said...

It's there on my playlist too :).
And so good that it's raining in Mumbai. Shall be there this weekend :). Won't find much difference from Bangalore :P . All Bangloreans have simply been gloating about the weather these days on "call for rains" post on other blogs :).

Read your previous post. Plz don't scrutinize my lines above :). They've been written in a colloquial spirit. Another common mistake is to write "Its" instead of "It's" in instances such as the begining of this comment.

Satans Darling™ said...


Just wait till the rain pours and all the complains will just vanish in a jiffy! :)

Satans Darling™ said...


It's not a poem, it's a song! So glad you loved it!

Satans Darling™ said...


I am so happy that you could visualize it. Yes, I am into transportation. I am a Commercial Pilot. Come back, it's so good to see you after so long!


Satans Darling™ said...


I love rains <3 I found them yucky before but now I love them more so because of the heat before they arrive!

And ya, I am not sad or depressed.. I am happy and calm :D But yes the song was for those who feel sad or depressed.

I have to admit that I am a little partial towards this song because it has a great sentimental value in my life. I love the video better too, and I love Shannon Hoon! Do read about him sometime.


Satans Darling™ said...


Don't you adore the song too?! Welcome to Mumbai in advance. The rains will perform a special welcome dance for you anyway :)

Oh yes and my previous post, no I won't scrutinize your lines :P Yeah I am a victim of the "It's" disease too but it has improved since I started blogging.

Thank you so much :)

DPhatsez said...

Ah the rains!
Gone are the days of simply kicking up my feet, sipping hot masala chai, wolfing down piping hot pakodas and inhaling soothing drags of fag.
Jagah badle, aadat chooti aur woh dost log bichad gaye
Sydney rains are not at all romantic like the monsoon :)

Satans Darling™ said...


I agree with you buddy! Nothing beats the monsoon of India. And I am so sure that you love them, especially after reading the posts where you and your friends decided to just take off for a mini road trip, just on the sight of rains! :) I loved reading that post!... Chai @ 2 AM isn't it?

IcE MaiDeN said...

Niceee!!! I liked the song.. :)
After the depressing start to MY monsoon.. Its been getting bettr n bettr each day!!! See hw it rained yest!!! It made me go all MAD!!! hehehe.. :P :D

Treat to all the 5 senses indeed!! :) :)


Satans Darling™ said...

It's gonna get even more better! It's still drizzling in here... And check the weather forecast, it's gonna be the same story throughout this week :)

Aditi..............:) said...

I am missing the rains big time because am in chennai!!! :(
but i hope i ll feel better after viewing the video!! :P

Satans Darling™ said...

I am pretty sure it would make you feel better Aditi :)

Saif said...

hyderabad is still waiting for rains :-(

Adisha said...

I just LOVEEEE the rains .... In US, it rains whenever, where ever ... and most people just get upset , but I jsut love every day when it rains ... love the dropss falling down on me ... the over cast skies ... the smell in the air .. .Awww !!

aZoed said...

howsoever sad the accompanying circumstances, there's something about rains that always brings on smiles and grins... I've been watching the Mumbai monsoons through my room balcony too - slum kids on one side and so called rich men's kids returning from school the other side... there wasn't much difference in the celebrations. nice song btw... had never heard this one, it's my top PC song right now!!!

Satans Darling™ said...


Patience... When it showers you're gonna be all smiles :)

Satans Darling™ said...


Aren't they just the best!

Satans Darling™ said...


Mumbai rains are difficult to hate! This song always lifts my spirits up :) So glad you liked it and hope you watched the video!

muthu said...

rain is always an inspiration....

it is in rain U can see the true beauty of life... :)


Amal Bose said...

beautiful post..
loved it.
actually we are getting rain here for some time now..

Arv said...

Enjoy the rains da :)

take care... cheers...

Miss Sunshine said...

bloody hell
I am on the verge of tears now.. This is horrible. Rain, yahaan bhi aao! :(
It's so frigging hot that I am going insane. Lierally.

workhard said...

WOW!!!!!!! Your description is amazing girl....

I cant wait for the rains in Hyd.. its so hot here....

sulo badri said...

oh grt.. njoy d bliss buddy.. its damn hot in here n am goin nuts..