Jul 4, 2009

Celebrating Monsoon - Love

It has been raining steadily for the whole last week. And it's about time I celebrate the next aspect of rain. The previous one was Inspiration, and this one is Love. Love is incomplete without rains, and rains are incomplete without love. The sweet smell of love and the freshness of the moist air captures our hearts and triggers a beautiful emotion somewhere deep inside. Anyone in love will have a special something to share about rains. Be it with their partner, or even alone.

People have shared beautiful moments associated with rains and the weather, right from sitting by the window to having piping hot "bhajiya" or "pakore" with tea, to taking bike rides or long drives with their loved one, splashing water on each other in the rainy puddles, or even just walking in the rain with an umbrella in the hand but not really using it as a means for covering yourself in the rain, but as an excuse to be sticking close to the one they love. Recently, I even heard from a friend who is happily married that they took the huge decision of standing by each other forever when the whole family was against them and they had met for the last time to call it off, but it rained heavily, and that rain completely changed who they are today to who they could have been today. In my case, it's just looking at the sky pouring down on me and just the feeling of the raindrops on my body makes me feel loved.

If I am speaking of rain, and love, and dedicating a song to all of you, I cannot forget the classic which wins my heart over everytime I listen to it and makes me fall in love all over again every time I watch it. Do watch the video, you will not regret it. Celebrating love this monsoon, bollywood style!

Pyaar Hua Ikraar Hua
Movie: Shree 420 (1955)
Singers: Manna Dey and Lata Mangeshkar

Pyaar hua ikraar hua hai pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil - 2
Kehta hai dil rasta mushkil maaloom nahi hai kahaan manzil -2

Pyaar hua ikraar hua hai pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
Kehta hai dil rasta mushkil maaloom nahi hai kahaan manzil

Kaho ki apni preet ka geet na badlega kabhi
Tum bhi kaho is raah ka meet na badlega kabhi
Pyaar jo toota, saath jo chhoota
Chaand na chamkega kabhi

Pyaar hua ikraar hua hai pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
Kehta hai dil rasta mushkil maaloom nahi hai kahaan manzil
Pyaar hua ikraar hua hai pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil

Raatein dason dishaaon se kahengi apni kahaaniyaan
Geet hamaare pyaar ke dohraayegi jawaaniyaan
Main na rahoongi, tum na rahoge
Phir bhi rahengi nishaaniyaan

Pyaar hua ikraar hua hai pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
Kehta hai dil rasta mushkil maaloom nahi hai kahaan manzil -2
Pyaar hua ikraar hua hai pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil


Here's the video:

Have fun people! And do share your special moments associated with monsoon :) If not share, cherish them for sure! :P


Miss Cynical ღ Åйu ღ said...

I've got no beautiful memories with a loved one but tons with friends. Get wet while its drizzling, sitting on the window pane and watching it pour .. oh-so-beautiful! :)

I've got this habit of splashing water and jumping into puddles and irritating everybody else! .. Those moments are fun!

I love the rains and the puddles and all... but not dirty stinky filthy streets that you find many in mumbai! :| .. i dont like my feet getting dirty! /)

cheers - cutting chai and bhajiya! ;-)

Satans Darling™ said...


I hate that too! :( That is why I always play on the terrace or something. And I still make paper boats :|

Cutting chai and bhajiya =p~ AMAZING

hary!! said...

Hey Ash.. Rain indeed is so special, i always think why cant people be like rain, just pouring out their emotions rather than suffocating inside... well thats so sweet that Rain god totally made their love up again! so cheerful to hear that!
ya rain indeed brings back the ol memories of Bhajji's and especially cricket in the rain! and frnds....plus have yu ever been to the beach when it rains! its so beautiful!...gooood post as usual :)

IcE MaiDeN said...

hehehe!!! ash!!! i make paper boats too.. still a lotta fun hmm? :) :)

There are so many memories associated wid the rains... N d song jus took me back in time, wid the rain beating against my window ryt now... i feel lik i m love again.. wid life itself.. thts d best part abt rains hmm? makes u love everythng. :)

P.S: lets hav a kanda bhaji party wht say? :) ;-)

Chriz said...

this song was the base behing the nirodh condom ad. i remember it .. i used to this song when i was a kid.

neeraj_only said...

"mud fight " with friends , paper boats ( this monsoon i tried origami swan , yes that worked ) , sleeping while it is raining cats and dogs .....ab tak to yahi ;)

romantic ab tak kuch nahi .... :D :P

Satans Darling™ said...


I know, isn't that sweet? And since you mentioned cricket, I have childhood memories of playing cricket in the rains too! And we had this shallow cement pit near our house, it was almost like a well and we used to play soccer in it.


Satans Darling™ said...


I know! I also love the feeling when I am drenched and wet in the rains and then I come home and take a shower, get fresh and then have my coffee <3 It's one of the best feelings!

Yeah I am hearing the word kanda bhaji too often since yesterday. We can plan a party. It would be great fun!

Satans Darling™ said...


Wow, what a connection. We had someone in our batch during the Mass Media days who had used this song for a safe sex ad too :P And I'm coming to realize how well it fits the bill for a condom ad :D :P

Satans Darling™ said...


Sleep is the best thing in itself. Add rains to it. It's divine! We used to fight in the mud during holi usually. But we stopped it because men are stupid :P

MultiMenon said...

Safe sex or not,Rains always bring a smile to the human being except maybe for the slum dweller(in case) for that might mean,a sleepless night ahead,with literally no cover..

It was nice,the way you brought the relation and the interdependence of rain and love.Good one ash.. :)


Anonymous said...

I so J-E-A-L-O-U-S on you guys!! It's soooooooooo Hot here..

Anyways thanks girl for the song, though i donno urdu (hindi).. nice song :)

Keep splashing rainn drops:P

PULKIT said...

thanks for the dedication...
Love this song!
and yeah! I am glad that u replied back in my last post comment with a full life go! :) I just read that too!

Happy monsoon dear! still a very little rain here and extremely humid in kanpur, have no special memories as such except for the one when in class 9th I came back in evening accompnying the most beautiful girl side by side on cycle in sahranpur, it was dark and thunderous and she requested me to keep my cycle along side till half way on the same road, she reaches her gully... !! I was a dumb ass, that still I was too shy to talk to her the next day in school... I was so so so dumb and cat caught tongue like boy with her! Huh! anyways...
another one is a memory last year when my best frn kartikey came from lucknow to kanpur at my place to have fun for a day... It started raning and it rained for 1 complete day... till the time, of next afternoon when he had a train back! huh! my cd player,laptop,net and music system was kharab at the same time and we both had a dumb day at home...laughing on our misery!
I made it a point from tht day to always keep some appliances in working condition when a frn comes :P

lastly... a song dedication to u!

Raindrops keep fallin' on my head
And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
Nothin' seems to fit
Those raindrops are fallin' on my head, they keep fallin'
So I just did me some talkin' to the sun
And I said I didn't like the way he got things done
Sleepin' on the job
Those raindrops are fallin' on my head, they keep fallin'

But there's one thing I know
The blues they send to meet me won't defeat me
It won't be long till happiness steps up to greet me


love and regards

Satans Darling™ said...


Yours is a valid point there. Poor slum dwellers. Think of all the diseases. These people have a very tough life... I gave off huge plastic sheets to my kaamwali for covering up her roof just today!

Thanks for liking it :)

Satans Darling™ said...


Where are you located? Accordingly I can reply to you :P

Satans Darling™ said...

You send some long comments my man! And I love them :) Thanks for the dedication!

And yeah, I always keep a spare charger in my purse. And Also a flashlight etc. After the 26/7 water hazard in Mumbai!

AJai said...

That was just pure poetry. Thank you. :)

MultiMenon said...

That was a really nice gesture ash..Its only now we tend to realise how much fortunate all of us have been..

And one more thing,these are people who will cherish all those small gifts that u give them,forever..Coz for them,life still has those values and ethos-much different from the people we see around ourselves.. :)

You have just helped a needy smile.. :) **Hats off!! am proud of ya ash..:)


Satans Darling™ said...


It is an old song. Did you read the post? Forgive me if I am wrong but I think you might not have read it because you called the song a poem.


Satans Darling™ said...


I know. These people get very happy in such small things :) I got this from my mom. Try to help them whenever we can.

ANWESA said...

i miss d undeclared skul holidez on account of heavy rains....

aZoed said...

love the song... and the post gives me a reason to celebrate rains... I've not been a fan of the constant downpour ever since I set foot in the city :)

Satans Darling™ said...


You made me feel nostalgic too... I needed a reason to bunk school in the earlier days when vacations had just ended. And rains were the perfect excuse!

Satans Darling™ said...


Oh, yeah I know the streets are fully clogged with water aye. People like me sit at home and celebrate. It has been close to 3 weeks that I have not stepped out of my house as such :P Just here and there in the vicinity of my building... That's it!

Why don't you have a cutting chai with bhajiya too :) You will enjoy the rains then!

Ramu's Corner said...

Visiting your pages after a long gap.. Rain is always an happening thing in love! it is only bad sometimes when it turns into a flood n taking away ppl life..
Although i din't understand the content of the lyrics, the song was very soothing n I beleive it must one of the classics in old times.
Nice post keep up ur good work!

Anonymous said...

LOL I am in the UAE... the desert!

archana said...

wow dis was so niceeeeee

Satans Darling™ said...


Long time no see! Where have you been buddy? Yeah the song is an old classic :) Thanks for the read, you have a lot of posts to catch up on! Would love your feedback

Satans Darling™ said...


Sigh.. I remember when I went to UAE I was so burnt by the heat! Poor you... :(

Satans Darling™ said...


Hello babe :D Thank you!

MultiMenon said...

U know what?? I was just wondering if u were in facebook..?? Thanks for the disclaimer ash.. :)

Happy Sunday... :)


Satans Darling™ said...

Haha Nik :P I'm sorry! Now I am really thinking of making another profile on Facebook where I can add all of you.


I am going to post something you would love to read maybe tomorrow. So wait for it :)

MultiMenon said...

Hehe... you are soooo sweet.. :)

am waiting...oh yeAH... :)


Aw.S.M said...

Its raining rain-dedicated posts again in "memoirs" :D.

Rain and love go hand in hand dont they. Therz something about those persistent showers and the dark clouds that brings out the romantic in everyone.
You know my memories of em coz u ve already read my old post when it rained here. And when u mentioned the umbrella, it took me back again :).

Me wantsss rainnnnnn...and it better rain in August!!


sHiNiNg sUrYa :-) said...

same here.
it's raining heavily in bhubaneswar. my hypothalamus has expanded & i m getting emotional jerks :p

AJai said...

I was referring to your post. :)

Satans Darling™ said...


Yup. It's coming up today :D

Satans Darling™ said...


Oh you're gonna be welcomed by a special rain dance this August :)

Satans Darling™ said...


Okay :P Sorry, my bad! :)

Satans Darling™ said...

Shining Surya..

Hahaha :P I really don't know what that means but I found it funny :P

Ragpicker said...

Rain rain go away little johnny wants to play <-- thats me :P

Good post indeed -- almost made me change my mind about rain :)

Thanks for sharing ash !

Hopeless Romantic said...

nice song but can any of your posts be complete without mentioning food :D


Satans Darling™ said...

Me and food are inseparable HR :P

mysterious gal said...

well rains certainly have memories.....i dont really relish getting drenched now...but did that so much when i used to come back or go to school......and the smell of the wet sand.....to the kagaz ki kashti near my house....amazing times.....and offcourse pakoda and chai and sitting in my balcony talking to special someone in that weather...its bliss!

Happy rains to u! Send some more here as delhi is hardly getting them :-(

workhard said...

Girl.. ur description of rain and love is giving me goosebumps on my skin..LOL....

sorry to spoil the mood of everyone whos reading these comments.. but it is hot as hell here in hyd.......im dying for rain..and the feeling of just lazying around and all cuddled up....alone..(sigh)

ZiLliOnBiG said...

I know what you mean. Rain evokes that feeling of craving for chai and bhajia, but my health conscious wife says we should swtich to Marie biscuits or kellogs choco chip cookies. And how the whole thing sucks. If only she had a bloggers dil (mind).
but , what is sweet smell of love? Chanel says its cocochanel, armani says its theirs and D&G has its own version. Its so confusing these days.

That song was by Manna de? Ohh, i thought i was sung by Mukesh.

Sorry about my cockiness, nice post. only that living in a gulf country i have forgotten what rain feels like. :))

ZiLliOnBiG said...

sorry about the comment bombardment, but i like the way you write. You write in a simple, non fussy and free-of-jargon style, which is easy for my eyes and most importnt easy on my brain. Keep churning:))

Miss Sunshine said...

I agree..monsoons make the hard-hearted also melt..
You cannot but help fall in love with/in the monsoons :P
I love that song.. :)
Thanks.. :)

AMIT said...

This is an excellent song today also.

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