June 06, 2008

First Rains

Today I experienced my first rains in Mumbai. It came as a relief, helping the struggling city with a breath of freshness. A lot of people got out of their offices early, just standing under the downpour, soaking in every bit of the beautiful raindrops on their body.

People suddenly became more compassionate towards each other, they started behaving like kids. The security guard gave everyone a huge smile and not the customary (and irritating) salute. I was happily getting drenched keeping my laptop under a shade and suddenly I saw two more guys join in and then there were more. Slowly I sneaked out of the group. Let Mumbai enjoy its rains.

I walked back alone, the rain cleansing me of my sins. I felt pure, I felt free and once again I felt happy.

7 comments:

Namita Vora said...

I experienced this too :)
While i was rushing to work this morning i saw my city come alive.
And whats a city...its people...those smiles and those relieved looks...even the trees,birds and dogs looked happier!
The weatherman certainly has a huge impact on our lives!We like it that way..

Madhurjya (Banjo) said...

So you felt it in 'town' or suburbs? :)

Namita Vora said...

Town Town Town.....
im an out and out townie....
which is why a trip beyond worli becomes an excursion!...

Madhurjya (Banjo) said...

The only problem is the connecting roads to your town are flooded for poor me to go to Marine drive in the rains :)

PS: have requested something to your mail id.

Namita Vora said...

hey,morning!
"your town".......
like u live in timbucktu;)
Sorry for being a lil dumb....and not knowing very well how the blogs work!
Dint get any request on my email id....
wots ur gmail id?
do u gtalk....

ray said...

Hi ,

I was reading ur blog posts and found some of them to be wow.. u write well.. Why don't you popularize it more.. ur posts on ur blog A Canvas Full of Dreams took my particular attention as some of them are interesting topics of mine too;

BTW I help out some ex-IIMA guys who with another batch mate run www.rambhai.com where you can post links to your most loved blog-posts. Rambhai was the chaiwala at IIMA and it is a site where users can themselves share links to blog posts etc and other can find and vote on them. The best make it to the homepage!

This way you can reach out to rambhai readers some of whom could become your ardent fans.. who knows.. :)

Cheers,

Madhurjya (Banjo) said...

Thanks Ray. Rambhai seems to be an interesting concept. Will check it out.