You know there are two kinds of people in Mumbai: one who loves its monsoons and the other who hates them. I love Mumbai monsoons and have been clicking a lot of pictures of the city in this season for so many years now. But now that I am older, I think there are a few things I hate about it too, like longer traffic jams (worsened by the metro and flyover construction every where), the fact that clothes don’t dry on time (specially bed linens uff), the fact that Uber and Ola are always on surge pricing , maids taking frequent leaves blaming the rains etc. etc.
But whenever I open my Monsoon album, my heart melts. And below are the reasons why:
The lush green western Ghats !
The joy of having bhutta in the rains
The innumerable Cupscapes: capturing landscapes one cup at a time ( Something I learnt from the super talented Ritika)
The auto rides that takes twice the time to complete and you getting partly drenched in the rain.
The bench at IIT Mumbai overlooking Powai lake. The sight is so pretty during monsoons
The innumerable long drives in the Mumbai- Pune expressway or the Mumbai-Nasik highway.
The random clicking sessions when you cant go out because of the heavy pour.
And the pictures you click when you do go out 😀
I think there are more reasons to love the rains than hate :). So, I am ending this post with a soulful song by Sara Haider called “Baarish” ( I know noone can beat Iktaara and Chak Dhoom Dhoom and all the other bollywood rain songs but this one is my latest addition to the monsoon list)