The Monsoon is sure to visit us in 2 days. As for now , it is the pre monsoon ... and that itself is pretty strong.
As a child , I was totally enraptured by the rain. Of course , an umbrella was a must , but walking in the rain had a special charm . My friends and I used to play with paper boats. We used to stand in our garage and pretend that we were locked away in a cave. We used to try all possible means to get out ..... getting wet meant being sent back to the cave. So , we used to find narrow paths sheltered from the rain through which we could escape.
As a teenager , the mood that came upon me during the rains was totally awesome. I became silent , and even the wild flowers seemed beautiful to me.
We once went to a zoo while it was raining. That was probably my favourite outing , though the after effects were a drag !
There is something so romantic about the rain . It makes you want to cuddle up with a packet of potato chips , a romantic song and read your favourite "Archie" comic. It makes you want to watch the plants and flowers enjoying the showers. And it fills you with a love and warmth for the entire world.
I feel it now ... Just spent 10 minutes looking out of the window. It has suddenly made me tolerant. I just changed the song I was listening to now : Hairspray Queen (Nirvana) to the old classic - Chura Liya Hai Tumne (from the movie : Yaadon Ki Baraat). More than anything , I want to walk in the drizzle.
Now for a serious talk. We all know about the quota issue going on. I have not yet spoken out my feelings because I feel it matters to none. Anyway, the politicians are not going to listen to what we have to say , but are two young medical students who have started a blog and a site specially to discuss the issue. They are a part of the agitation. Saying " a part " is the wrong term . They are the core members.
Please have a look at their blog and website. More than the quota issue , what matters is that some college students are finally ready to protest against the issues they think matter to them.
Going through there posts made me feel that there is no point in just writing self centered or feel good posts. You need to support those who need support.
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