Rains and nostalgia

Amrita Prasad
Friday, 14 July 2017

Monsoon brings different kinds of joy to each one of us. Here, TV actors tell us about their best memories of the rain

The rains and Earth have a close bonding. For the whole year, Earth yearns for the rains and feels rejuvenated when it come visiting. The petrichor, the lush greenery and the pleasant wind give an unparalleled euphoria. 

Monsoon brings different kinds of joy to each one of us. Here, TV actors tell us about their best memories of the rain

The rains and Earth have a close bonding. For the whole year, Earth yearns for the rains and feels rejuvenated when it come visiting. The petrichor, the lush greenery and the pleasant wind give an unparalleled euphoria. 

As monsoon brings freshness, newness, beauty and joy, everyone likes to ènjoy and immerse in this happiness. While a few sit by the window listening to the pitter-patter and catching up on a good book, others listen to an old melody. Then there are a few others who like to get drenched in the downpour. 

Monsoon also makes some activities more enjoyable such as long drives and treks. Or  simply munching on pakodas and sipping hot tea becomes an attractive proposition if you are heading outdoors with friends. Every monsoon allows you to create new memories. We ask TV actors what they cherish the most about monsoon: 

“I recall the time when I had shifted to Mumbai and was immensely homesick, without any friends and family. At that time, someone took me to Lonavla and I had no idea what Lonavla was. I had bhutta sitting at Tiger’s Point and it was raining, and that was the first time I actually felt happy though I was far away from home.”
— Aniruddh Dave

“My best memory of the rains is from my college days in Delhi. We had bunked classes for a picnic in the rains. I had a blast eating whatever I could. I remember hogging Sev Puri and Puri Aloo.”
— Laksh Lalwani

“I love rains! The sweet smell of the soil during the first rains is so pleasant. Whenever it’s raining, I have to go on a long drive with some amazing music playing in the background. I love eating corn, that’s my monsoon favourite. Of course, there cannot be anything better than chai and pakoda in the rain.” 
— Rashami Desai 

“I used to go on long drives with my friends in Kolkata, my hometown, during the rain. Kolkata looks so green in the rains. I used to love the smell of wet soil. Drinking kadak chai and eating pakodas used to be fun.”
— Ssharad Malhotra

“In my school days, I used to enjoy getting wet in the rain with my friends. Everything seemed romantic at that time. I liked the smell of wet soil.”
— Rohan Ganotra

“I have been brought up in Bandra in Mumbai. Going to Bandstand and eating bhutta with hot chai used to be awesome during the rains. I used to love going to the beach to see the big waves during this season.”
— Adaa Khan

“Just sitting at home watching the rains while sitting next to the window and sipping on hot coffee feels so amazing. That’s what the rain reminds me of. The rains also mean party time. I have had the best house parties during the monsoon because the weather is good and everyone wants to party.”
— Vivian Dsena

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