Friday, March 14, 2008

Showered clouds!!


The whole day they were at it...the RJ at every station..


5 word reports- "Ivathu MaLe baruva soochane idhe" (It looks like it is going to rain today)



"Cloudy, with a spell of rain towards the evening"

How many times, through the years i've heard this. And also know that they'll be hitting the nail on the spot.


Thats how it has been,


the joyous clouds, mr sunshine steaming into the tarred roads, as if he's in a hurry, always isn't he? He has to catch up with the steaming Chennai...and off he's run off to.


Today has been a poetic evening- the sky was so awashed with color, that it looked like some thing out of the fairytale book. The pinks, merged with the blues, and when I looked out it looked as if it were going to just walk away with my thoughts.


It looked as if the skies were painting to the tune of the stress around town...eggjams and more exams. It sure was a beautiful sight.


Late into the night, I was still to answer my younger one..." Its so pink, when it should be fully dark now. Why, Ma? " I still had unanswered thoughts in my mind and some were to be let off...but the beauty of the stretch of pinks, and greys and blues took my breath away.




And now when the raindrops pitter patter to compete for space on the dry streets...I can smell the just wet earth, and it brings peace to my swirling mind.


This is what my city has been for me...always at peace with herself. Just when someone, starts to draw out lines of harshness on her yucky, sweaty heat...she comes down with her remedy.


Yes!! We've had our first drops of rain...and i'm sad , cos its always been a ritual for me to take the kids out into the first shower. The joy has to be seen to live it.


But there will be more to come .

This reminded me of a very lovely song...love the way Sonu Nigam has sung it





video

22 comments:

J said...

It rained??? Damn, i'm so disconnected with the world at large :(

Prats said...

Oh Yes it did, and it was the most beautiful thing at the end of the day. So sad, that you didn't get to watch it...

Thinking aloud said...

its been raining fo rteh past 3 days here...but when it pours, its beautiful sight...

u wrote this well...

Ziah said...

Its raining?? Wow!!:)

Something about the way you wrote this... I wanted to be right there with you watching that gorgeous sky and the raindrops go pitter patter pitter patter:)

Prats said...

@TA S'pore is always raining isn't it? I can always remember the rain washed streets there...and its so beautiful

@ziah. It just did for a few minutes last night and it was so lovely.
And really wish you could have been here it would have been fun, some hot chai to go along with it...

Rambler said...

yeah the sky last night was too good.. btw which song are you referring too.. I know there is a slightly sad song about rain byy SN which I liked a lot

Prats said...

@rambler It was, wasn't it..
that song was from Mungaru Male- the title track.

J said...

Yep yep it did :D the road was wet.

Thinking aloud said...

hey did u take that pic?

Prats said...

@j ...hey, so you actually saw the light!!
@TA, th picture wasn't taken by me...it was frm elsewhere...but the video was :). But the sky was exactly as in the photo....amazing!

Shruti said...

rained so early? summer has just started.. Ooh.. u already got the smell of the rain! superb! uh.. actually, that's the only thing I like in the rains. coz in my city, yucky sweaty bodies seem to be way better than yucky eternally flooded roads.. aww I know I sound like

Thinking aloud said...

hey saw the video now....i could almost feel it...:)...

of course i got wet here in the rain...:D

brocasarea said...

as they in kannada "mungaaru male"

Keshi said...

rain rain go away...go n tell Mr.Sun to play.

;-)

Keshi.

Gazal said...

we are indeed blessed to enjoy the beautiful bangalore weather....the rains are always welcome....but not when you are driving,there's chaos,the bus drivers have license to murder and the roads look like ponds....i endured that last sat!!

but the rains are beautiful...

well captured

Tys on Ice said...

damn! i miss rains...think u can record it and post it?

Prats said...

@shruthi Yes it has been raining the last few days. Though just mild ones...and the yucky feeling has never been here...and summer will be there for a few more days

@TA heheh S'pore rains!!

@brocasarea You said it right....

@keshi hehe Its good for us if it rains...hopefully a cooler summer.

@gazal Thanks. You should know...the beauty and the really lovely feel of rains out here


@tys Oh the sizzling land...poor you! But the video is frmo the first rain...its what I captured :)
maybe you can watch it..

--xh-- said...

yeah .. was enjoying teh rains last few days. rode out in rain last saturday.. and sat and enjoyed the transformnation if sky and teh colors @ spots bar yesterday evening...
banaglore is a nice place - when it rains, when i see teh trees blooming.. @ chilly mornings...i foget all the negetive points and love the city...

Joy said...

Enjoy the rain and the knick-knacks that comes with it like pakoda, chaat, hot masala tea.. etc etc....

c e e d y said...

haha

this made me smile....

you are in the architecture indusctry and there is subtleties of it in this post - colors, their meaning, moods they create, raindrops compete for space,
lines of harshness....

cool now where is the poem that should have been written in this weather :)

keith hillman said...

in a country where rain is a constant cause for cursing, I am always amused to read others waxing lyrical obout it! Enjoy it whilst you can.

Prats said...

@xh I guess it is this weather that just wont take the love out of us....Even after all the clogged drains, overflowing streets, we still love it.

@joy...oh yes....thats sure to come once the exams are done....thats all the items on the menu...chilli bajjis mmmm


@ceedy. heheh It wasn't intentional, though now when I read back I see all of them...guess it just wont go away...even though I sit at home now :( The poetry is frozen, now that exams are on for the kids...all I can think of are their subjects each merging one into the other

@keith Thanks keith...I know how you feel...its just that we get so little of such beauty without it being marred by the smog...that we'd like to absorb it in :)