I love rain! It’s one thing that I have always looked forward to every year, from the time my memory goes back. I grew up in
where temperatures in summer can soar up to an unbearable 48-49 degree Celsius.
The rain comes as a saviour and also the perfect time to make paper boats
walking and dancing in the rain. A true Delihite would welcome rain with chai
and hot pakoras, while chai was never offered to us when we were growing up, we
were compensated with a warm cup of bournvita. Delhi
Things remained same even as I grew up went to college, rain meant bunking class sitting at the canteen having coffee and hot samosas. Those were the best samosas I ever ate the, I am sure that’s in part clouded due to cherished memories from the college where I found great friends.
I have also seen the scarier side of the rains, the flash floods of 2005 in Mumbai. I was just a month old in the city, rain started to pour down heavily and I was stuck in the town with no chance of getting home to the suburbs. Life came to a standstill but even then the whole thing turned out to be a fun night with my favourite girl-friends by myside.
Divya a dear friend, who also happened to be my client working with the Tata group managed to get me and a friend a little place to sleep at
that night. Most of the Tata group employees those got stuck were accommodated
there, fun night with room of 10 or more girls chattering through the night. After that, me and my bestie, Pinks were stuck
at the company guest house for 2 nights and with no work! Taj Palace
Another night that same monsoon season me and Pinks walked 5 kms in the rain with no rain-gear on us to eat at a rustic restaurant Crystals in search of delicious rajma and baigan bharta. Drenched in rain and both of us shivering we ate like as if we had not seen food for days, somehow the food that night made us feel as if we were home.
Cut to life post-marriage, l find myself in this desert land where thinking about rain is just being harebrained! It is not that it does not rain but maybe day or two in year. Last time we had big rains here in
was maybe 4 years
There is another problem apart from this I am married to a guy who works for the insurance industry and the moments it starts raining his first thought would be, “there goes my bonus!”.
It’s been raining here in
today and is predicted to rain over the next days too and I am secretly feeling
happy. I wouldn't want to be seen hurting my husband’s feelings and so I have
quietly stepped out to the nearest café to write this post and enjoy some
scrumptious food courtesy his credit card. Dubai