This season brings
memories of monsoon melodies and more. Jyothi
Venkatesh chats up Bollywood movers and shakers on the things
that get them nostalgic or naughty in the rains…
song with which I always associate rain is Jo Haal Dil Ka,
which was picturised on Aamir Khan and Sonali Bendre in John Mathew
Matthan’s Sarfarosh. I can still recall the freshness that
the score had.
in the rains
Teej is the queen of several
festivals that accompany the rains. Women feast on the choicest of
monsoon delicacies like kheer and malpuas, writes Nirupama
woman in a white sari is grinding wheat inside the tall jail walls and
staring at the dark clouds gathering in the sky. She breaks out into a
song, Ab ke baras bhej bhayia ko babul, sawan mein leejo bulaye re (This
year send my brother, O' father. Do call me home this monsoon).
With the arrival of the rainy
season, fashions are breaking all rules, says Nagmani
the fashion world, every moment is an opportunity. This year
designers have made sure that the wet season is not a dampener. If
monsoons are the time to cut lose and get wet in the first shower,
they are also the time to look stylish and trendy.
The monsoons are a visual
treat in India. From Kerala to Goa and from Kinnaur to Shillong,
nature breaks out into a dance every season, write Gyan
Marwah, Sobita Shivshankar and Subodh Samuel
the monsoons, the colours on nature’s palette in Kerala are green
foliage and the grey overcast skies. Interestingly, unlike Goa, Kerala
is not known as a monsoons’ destination. But
a euphoric surprise awaits tourists, who come for a vacation during
Filmmakers have been using
rain as fourth dimension to intensify emotions like romance and rage,
says Deepa Karmalkar
first showers brought in the pakora platters and adarak chai.
And now as monsoon gathers momentum, most of us are filled with a
desire to sing and dance in the rains. "I love dancing in the
rains and when there isn’t any rain — I head for rain dance corner
in the resorts," declares Shaina, a collegian.