Tuesday 22 August 2023

The Accounts of Monsoon - Shambhavi Nautiyal

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Monsoon: The Month of Nourishment and Rejuvenation

Monsoon, the season of coolness and relief, is a reminder or a tradition for many of us to feast on some pakoras with chai and listen to the soothing patter of the raindrops, being present at the moment and having a laugh or two with our dear ones. 

Rain is an emotion for all of us. Whilst movie makers and writers may be obsessed with having the main lead mewl in the rain to hide their tears, it is a source of glee for many of us. It is like a treasure chest of so many memories. 

As children, we dance in the rain and then 'jump up and down' in the muddy puddles with our friends. 

Monsoon to me means reunion as, as a child, I would always be at Nani's home during monsoon with all of my cousins. We dance in the rain, feeling the cooling water taking all our worries and tension, if any, away. It felt like the love of Lord Indra being showered all over us, surrounded by the exhilaration, jauntiness and ecstasy common in our attitude.

At night time or sometimes even in the day itself, the place being  Dehradun, the weather would get so biting that we would have to take our sweaters out. Regardless, it is best to fall asleep to the background music of the rain without turning it up on a device. 

Even today, it is my ritual to leave any task and go out as soon as it starts to rain, to have my sense of adventure and precariousness, unless I need to work. Many students get a holiday or early home time following the floods caused by rains. 

June and July bring monsoons to India and are known as the month of 'Ashada', according to the Hindu calendar. This season brings relief from the sun's scorching heat and puts us all, if not at least me, in a relaxed and comforted mood. 

And so I wish you all to be mindful and grateful for the season of nourishment and rejuvenation.

Shambhavi Nautiyal
Class- 9 || Ahlcon Public School

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