Monday, May 30, 2005

when it rains,it pours

Its amazing how a day that has been goin miserably takes a u-turn and turns out to be one of the most memorable this month.The skies opened and finally i had a taste of what i had been prayin to the gods for a month now, a respite from the oppressive heat. Somehow its akin to a phenomenon that is considered rare and its occurrence deemed a miracle. although gujarat has been known for it extremes on all climates, i always felt this was not true with respect to the monsoons that it never got its fair share of the monsoon rains.

The day had held no surprises, not until late afternoon. And here i was, bored and fiddlin around with michael crichton's "prey". Halfway thru the book i was completely entangled in his techno mumbo-jumbo and lost interest. Then i tried in vain to catch up wid some school friends in orkut,but everyone except me seemed to be too busy, and considerin the fact that my blogspot is hardly frequented i dint have any messages to look forward to either. "cud it get more miserable" i thought and that was when i heard it, a clap of thunder. i was surprised, the sun had been fryin hot when i had gone out for lunch and now i was hearin wat were the first signs of an impendin rain. i rushed out and to my surprise was greeted by a dark sky and a pleasnt breeze that was slowly pickin up in speed. For the first time i empathised with the farmers in the movie "lagaan" who danced thru a whole song on seein a speck of black cloud, and if it werent for the gale force winds that were sweepin trees and plants of the ground i wud have rushed out into the rain and danced to "ghanan ghanan..." myself. Standin there on the first floor balcony i cud feel my spirits rise up wid the wind. It's usually believed that winds prevent rainfall as they carry the clouds away and this is wat i feared, the last thing i wanted was to face the same disappointment that those guys in the movie faced and that too when the conditions were so perfect. but as if too assuage my concerns a slight drizzle had started and finally voila! it was pourin down in sheets. Felt like nature had finally woken upto my prayers and the rain went on for a full hour. everywhere i saw ppl rushin out and dancin in the rain unmindful that they were soakin wet, i was tempted to join in but as much as i enjoy watchin the rain i don share the same enthusiasm for gettin drenched. and to top it off we even had a few hailstones.

after that there was no turnin bak, things started lookin up. finally i had somethin to keep me occupied, played badminton for 2 hours, listened to music and hell! i dint even seem to mind readin crichton for a few hours. I ended the day mesmerized by ingrid bergman(yeah casablanca fame) in "notorious" by alfred hitchcock.


Blogger Veiled Enigma said...

Hey, Thanks for visiting my page...yeah here in NZ tooo it rained today, and when it rains, IT POURS!!!!!you are sooo right from gujarat?

10:50 AM  
Blogger ravishing nymph said...

lol..... lol.. another nz-an.. visiting sriram.. rain.. i dont share the same sentiments.. its pouring outside.. and i just bought these boots! pfft!

11:14 AM  
Blogger sriram said...

@ isha
sry jus got bak frm home.
i guess u don share my sentiment cos rain aint a rare event there, but when somethin is truly scarce(like rain in parched gujarat) the reaction cud be different

5:42 PM  
Blogger Sudipta Chatterjee said...

Ever tried football on a rainy day in a huge large pool (I mean that what you called a field is now a pool)? You don't even know if the person you are dribbling the ball away from is from your team or the other :) Anyway liked your post... especially the 'Lagaan' feelings, et. al.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Smartalec said...

first n foremost, sudipta mate! u a guy or a gal?! the name does suggest your belonging to the fairer sex though ur likes n interests definitely make u sound boyish! hmmm.. a tom-boy huh?!

as for u, sriram! mate, getting drenched in d rain is something i love! riding my bike, reading a novel with a cup of hot chocolate or playing football in d rain is something i love to do when it rains!
as for prey, fast n unputdownable book! i liked crichton's style! even d technical jargon made sense

and btw! who's d angel?!?!

3:50 PM  
Blogger sriram said...

yeah u're right abt the football but alas the game doesnt interest me. prefer cricket or badminton...
and hey iam not able to acces ur blogspot frm here, the net here suks.. wat with orkut being firewalled, the admin sure doesnt hav a clue which sites to block[;)]

hot chocolate or steamin filter coffee(custom made by mom) and a plzte of smokin mirchi bhajjis is my idea of spendin a rainy evenin indoors.. gosh wish i were in somwe rain drenched place like kerala[;)]

and btw never abt the angel..never,its a secret iam tryin to keep but i fear its out

7:38 PM  
Blogger sriram said...

i jus discovered y ur blogspot is blocked on lan...
u wont believe this but the word "chat" figures in ur name "chaterjee" and the stupid firewall is overdoin its job


7:48 PM  
Blogger Ellie said...

hey...guess what got me stumbling, tumbling, running and just making to ur blog pronto as I read ur comment??? Ur name...same as my dodo ;-) u'll know more abt him if u keep visitng...

Was trying to wash down the faint flicker of fire which I call hope, by checking if he suddenly hasn't taken to blogging..but pleasant enough a surprise! Is the whole DA-IICT on BLOG-o-sphere?? :-o Rain in Guj already? U must be dreamin...or may be a trailer/god's joke :-p

10:59 PM  
Blogger Mirage said...

Rains always get out the best in us! I've been praying hard to the rain gods to relieve me of the intense summers of delhi. and surprisingly we had really heavy showers yesterday evening. It was great fun getting drenched! The Gods are being really generous, arnt they?!

10:38 AM  
Blogger Sudipta Chatterjee said...

Oh my GOD!! Now I am a big controversy unto myself!

Okay, for the record, I'm of the male species and just write my name like that because it is gramatically correct. Remember Ram and Rama??

BTW, there are ways of avoiding your lan's firewall and doing it all (at least visiting my place). If you cannot figure it out, tell me. :)

3:15 PM  
Blogger sriram said...

ur dodo means ur bro i presume...
neways thx for the visit, and yeah the rains hav started in gandhinagar albeit sporadically. but i was sure blessed to witness the event [;)]..btw cud u scan ur handwritin or somethin like that, i wanna hav a look

yeah delhi is also known for its extremes, the first rains are the best cos after a while u start to hate the intermittent cycle..neways wat is ur idea of spendin a rainy evenin

although i pride myself in bein sincere and havin not indulged in tunnelin in the past 3 yrs, i will try proxyin ur blog, iam sure its very interesting..
and the name is wierd and interesting, i had a frnd called sriram pradeeptha, now howzatt for a rhyme[;)]

7:46 PM  
Blogger Dreamcatcher said...

I love Casablanca as well..
the dialogues stay with you long after.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Smartalec said...

oops! what a blooper! sorry sudipta, mate! i'm happy i enquired coz i had a guy classmate sudipta bhattacharya! hehe! my comment prompted u into entering that much needed M in ur profile! sry dude!

10:57 PM  
Blogger Mirage said...

How do i spend a rainy evening? By staying home basically...n sit by the window with a nice book and a cup of steaming coffee...

6:22 PM  
Blogger Smartalec said...

yes! and as sriram has said, some garam-a-garam bhujias would just be an icing on the cake!

10:02 PM  
Blogger sriram said...

for me[;)] the window(open windw)
2.nice book(steamy romantic novel) filter, custom made)
4.garama garam mirchhi bhajjis(hav u tried those.. real delights)

smarty surely u must have tried bhajjis.. they're the usual snack at home aprt frm dosas or pakodas[;)]

11:46 AM  

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