Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I dont know why i feel like writing about rains today...perhaps because delhi needs them badly or maybe because i have been feeling very suffocated-just the way one feels when rain clouds hover all around but dont rain.
Rains remind me of just too many things-especially that scene from Dil Se where Shahrukh walks into this station on a rainy night-sipping tea under dripping tea stall roofs and Manisha Koirala crouching under a sheet of tarpaulin. Also ofcourse, the black umbrella and a very wet Nargis come to mind as she lipsyncs to "kehta hai dil rasta mushkil...malum nahi hai kaha manzil"
I remember getting wet in that thin school uniform of ours and then waiting for everything to dry, so that i could come back home. Rains are supremely romantic for me and most of my deepest desires revolve around rainy afternoons. It's weird because rains supposedly bring in the dirtiest times in India-potholes,mud,traffic jams. But isnt love like that too? Doesnt love lie in its own imperfections?

OK,this sure was random.

15 comments:

Neel said...

Brilliant piece yet again. It's a pleasure to read your thoughts. It's evokes poignant feelings. Brings back a lot of memories. Remember..'Jyoti Vihar morning!
"Rain clouds in the sky, I don't know why, they may be blue..when I'm thinkin' of you".

kama said...

No that wasn't so random for the simple reason that your blog is called "Buckets of Rain"-- Aren't such posts to be expected, then?!

sujaan said...

I identify with the feeling of suffocation (in Delhi) when clouds cover the sky and it doesn't rain...
but if u're in bombay u wud want it to stop raining, and would crave for a cloudy day without rain :)

Revived Angel... said...

Random posts are always the ones where u write ur best. I knw..at times u strangely enuf feel lik writin abt d rain. mayb sumthng v.known,evn a bit silly,bt dats d thng wid it..u seem 2 discover a new facade of rain evrytime u see it coming.
Btw,i hd xpctd sum oder post 4m u 2day..since u've alwys wrttn abt current affrs..espcly d ones concerning ur hometown.Dis time..sumthng abt Mr.Subhash Chakraborty..??wont you?

little boxes said...

@r:cant tell you how excited i am,to know that people actually have expectations from my blog.and i really dont know much about his death,the delhi newspapers have very little to say and i wish i knew the man in an unbiased light.it would be unfair on my part to write on him with a bias.

Vagabond said...

random but beautiful. :)

i kind of identify with this because plenty of my deepest desires, cravings revolve around rainy afternoons,too.

sisters, aren't we? heh. :D

Revived Angel... said...
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Revived Angel... said...

Its true we get 2 hear some biased views abt him..n they r mostly aimed agnst him.Bt u shud've seen d streets of calcutta yesterday, dat is,d day he ws cremated.Almost d whole city ws on d streets..a large percentage of d mass shedding tears for d deceased leader.dat ws d man's sheer popularity irrespective of ne sort of bias.

Rahul Saha said...

I like random.

~Moo-lah Buz!nezzz~ said...

and football.Nothing like a game of football during rains. :D

Elendil said...

Loved the second last sentence. Beautiful little comparison.

kish said...

You might like this quote from 'The Seventh Seal' - If everything is imperfect in this World, love is perfect in its imperfection:)

Discovering M said...

hope it rains in Delhi the next few weeks when I am going to be there.. cant stand the heat in the middle east.

Indiscreet said...
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Indiscreet said...

Dil Se reference is so precise