It’s that time of the year again when the whole nation will rejoice. Every year the entire nation waits with bated breath for monsoons to hit the coast of Kerala and celebrations begin as various farming communities depend entirely on monsoons for their yields. A great monsoon season has a very positive impact on the economy of the country too, if one were to go with the past experiences.
Such is the magnitude of the magical season that, every year, the date of the monsoon’s arrival is a highly speculated affair but then it’s very rare that someone gets it bang on! The arrival of monsoons is signaled by the pre-monsoon showers that induce a sense of merry and thrill into people of all age groups. It is not surprising to see many people soak in the rain drops while they walk down their home.
Monsoons have also intrigued authors, inspired filmmakers and entranced dreamers, luring the nostalgic and tempting the curious who draw inspiration from the calmness of the environment. The connection runs deep with the film industry too where romantic scenes and stories are inspired by the magic of the rainy season.
This song must take you back to the good old days!
It’s indeed a mystery as to how the monsoons have become such an integral part of our country’s geography and culture. It’s little wonder that it is the most anticipated event of the year. While India reels under a severe drought condition, this year’s monsoons will play a very significant factor for millions who depend on water from naturally flowing rivers.
Infact the heat waves in north India have disrupted normal lives and left people suffering for weeks. The meteorological department has predicted that the heat waves will continue even in the month of June.
What’s more important is this year’s monsoons is also necessary for all city dwellers facing acute water shortage. Did you know that the KRS dam at Mysore, which is Bangalore’s only source for Cauvery water has reached record low levels. Only the rain gods can now quench the thirst of the city’s swelling population.
Hoping the monsoon brings happiness and prosperity by heeding to the prayers of everyone.
While everyone is nursing different expectations from the monsoons, I am awaiting the season for an all together different reason: to see the landscape come alive with lush greenery and feel the cool breeze tickle my lungs with happiness. Ah, finally the summers are going to vanish and the sweet smell of soil will fill the air.Time for a cup of tea and pakodas? What say!