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Monsoon Magic to Madness

Monsoon once again! Monsoon Magic, reminds me of the story of Vrishti, vrishti means rain and she was born on the day when it poured heavily that day. The story of a girl or maybe every girl who when becomes a mother takes life differently. It’s a circle of life that goes on and one day suddenly the rains are no more romantic but are filled with random realizations. This is the circle which makes monsoon magic in the first phase but then it becomes madness. Even if its magic or madness, never stop playing the monsoon melodies as its the mania of the season.

Chapter one – Rains

monsoon magicThat smell of mud,
the feel of the first rain.
One cloud so black,
With a stock around the clock.
Droplets on leaves,
Designs they leave.
Smell of earth
so fresh Petrichor
collecting of water in your bags
Hold of Hail consists of tiny balls of ice in hands
Fresh aroma after a summer downpour is one of life’s pleasing scents

Maonsoons and Rains means new life, Rains are growth, Rains are life. A new thought is born. They were alike, they were special, They were the gift of rains and so they named them Vrishti and Barkha both with the meaning Rain. Time went on and so the girls grew up. They were precious beautiful gifts to the family. They excelled beyond expectations and grew up beautifully. Lets walk in the life of Barkha for now, she had always loved the rains since her childhood.

Chapter two – Fire

monsoon magicHot mud refreshed with rains,
Like the moments have baked.
Message of clouds,
That moves across the grounds.
Feel of the first kiss,
No one ever wants to miss.
Smell of pakoras and tea
Bowl Maggi and beside me is “he”
First love of life
bite of 1st love life
Taste of the kiss
Cups of coffee and togetherness

But the rain the very reason for their meaning, their life, their existence, their joy became the only reason for the end of it all. With him, it felt everything. The growing fire in each other’s soul and heart was of fondness and togetherness.

Chapter three – Sky

monsoon magic

It was the day of another heavy downpour, she was leaving the city for a new life, a new beginning. Our monsoon queen was getting married. Leaving her small pretty hill station she was heading to that big city of strangers. When she looked out of the window she was clueless and today the rains were not in her favor.

Barkha started hating Barkha. baarish. Rains and showers were her lifelines and somewhere she felt leaving her small city full of life will change her life and the rains won’t have the same meaning from now on. In her thoughts she felt the rains and the waters of that other city will detach her from her roots. When she saw them from the tiny window of her flight, they didnt amuse her like it always did. She was habitual of seeing skies large and bright, natural and vibrant. The closed aircraft and small cities were not for her. She was feeling that her sky will change her life. The sky there may not be blue or may be true, and monsoon magic will soon be gone.

Chapter four – Air

The air was filled with new hopes and dreams. now the rains in the new city were indicating another new life is coming. The monsoon queen soon got blessed with the first dew drop of her own. and then a mother was born. And here came the twist in the story. There was an aura of love, growth, newness in the air. Air had bought a change in her life. She was no more the monsoon queen or princess, the air was filled with responsibility, priority and motherly duties. She loved the droplets on windowpane but ahead of it, she found difficulty in driving too. The girl who had enjoyed rains whole her life finds it good to see on TV only or only enjoy it from your window.

Rains are growth

They are beginning

Monsoons are harbinger of a new happening

Monsoon magic make it happen

Chapter five – Earth

As soon as the rain princess became Mother Earth she Loved rains but hated it’s after effects, monsoon upset her sometimes. Now the irony of life is monsoon queen started hating rains. but-but-but….. there is always an exception, isn’t it????

WHY? A lot of reasons. she had started feeling that monsoon or rainy season is good only if you are looking at it from your window or balcony, or driving intact inside a fancy car. once you get down or put your foot on the ground the definition changes.

And here our monsoon queen turned mother shared very practical reasons for hating rains which she had loved to the core for 25 years of her life. This chapter is for all those mothers and women who always say life changes after you become a mother and this is one example.
  • Rainwater, drizzle, and downpour now felt like It’s muddy, dirty, filthy and all wet.
  • Scent and smell of rains were now felt like It’s smelly and sweaty all the time.
  • Pouring rain that was seen from the window suddenly shows that now Clothes don’t dry even if you keep them under fan after drying in the washing machine, and one has to wash clothes daily so its heaps of clothes on a clothesline and everywhere in the house.
  • Love, Romance is now seen in viral infections, sneezing, jaundice. Cough, cold, viral are added issues.
  • Romance of driving in rains just got converted into Traffic jams everywhere.
  • Freshness of greens, growth, and pehli baarish are now seen in Water clogging, seepage, leakage.
  • Once who loved the smell of soil after rain now sees that it gets converted into a quagmire, puddle, mud.
  • The carefree girl is now extra cautious.
So what are we going to do???

Well, We will balance it all and let life breathe and grow again. So here is what our monsoon queen shares to all the lovely mothers out there on how to take care of our kids in monsoons and love it again. How to let kids experience rains as we had done in our childhood but with little precautions in place. We can ask kids to keep clean, wash hands regularly, use soap, handwash, sanitizers. And also wear dry clothes to avoid itshing or rashes.

We know rains are important for crops to rain, it’s required for the earth to have water levels maintained through rains. I just can’t stand the after effects of rain. Otherwise, Rains are beautiful as they are one of the natural resources of the Earth. Lets enjoy Monsoon magic in every possible way.

A little care during rains can help us enjoy them along with our kids. Play in rains with little care. So don’t be afraid to jump in rain with your kids just clean yourself and keep dry and be careful. So don’t let the monsoon girl die inside you, let it breathe and come out. Let it get wet and drenched, don’t forget to enjoy each and every season and time and moment in life.

Let’s enjoy rain
It’s a nature’s gain
Magic or madness
Respect monsoons
Just take care & be aware
All natural elements are to respect
We just need to keep balance & have a good connect.

Just keep a balance in life as nature also keeps a balance in the working of Rain, Air, Fire, Sky and Earth.

“This blog is a part of a #BirthdayBlogTrain hosted by Gunjan Upadhyay http://tuggunmommy.com/ and Neha Sharma http://growingwithnemit.com/. I would like to thank Upasana Sharma of www.momandmaithili.com for introducing me to this blog train and would further like to introduce Anurag Singh – www.anuragwrites.co.in to share his/her take on the prompts.

64 thoughts on “Monsoon Magic to Madness”

  1. Anurag Singh says:

    This way of seeing monsson required so much thoughtfulness

    And you are so insightful

    I always lovereading your post

    You are an awesome writer

    Well wriiten

    1. PraGun says:

      Thank you very much for so much appreciation. It’s magic of monsoons in mountains that sets the mood to write.

  2. Arushi Seth says:

    What a lovely read!! I do agree ‘keep a balance and have a good connect’!! Simple mantras of life which we all forget in the daily hustle bustle and especially when we are a mom!! If we don’t do it how do we expect the girls to learn!!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks a lot for loving it. Yes balance with nature is a must for present and future generations too.

  3. Noor Anand Chawla says:

    Wow what a tremendous effort has gone into writing this post. I feel that you have covered almost all aspects of monsoon!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks a lot for loving it. It’s the magic of monsoon in mountains that creates this mood.

  4. Gunjan Upadhyay says:

    Wow! loved the way you have used the prompts to relate the 5 Tatwas. Lovely post.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thank you very much for liking the post. In Panchtatwa’s rain is my favourite. My kiddo’s name also means that.

  5. Alpana Deo says:

    Brilliant Pragun. It’s an art to use the prompts and draft a post around them and you have done it beautifully.
    We have a small girl within us. Just that with other priorities it takes the back seat but we get a chance to re-live those days through our kids so yes, let’s not stop them from getting dirty in muddy water or getting soaked in the rain.
    #BirthdayBlogTrain #GWNxTNM

    1. PraGun says:

      Thank for appreciation. Yes, nature and life are connected and comes back full circle to us in form of our kids. One must live with them and enjoy every moment nature gifts us.

  6. Aditi Kapur says:

    Lovely post! You’ve done complete justice to the theme of the blog train. Panch tatwa and rain- enjoyed reading:)

    1. PraGun says:

      Thank a lot for liking it. Panchtawa’s are always my passion.

  7. Sindhu Vinod Narayan says:

    I loved the way you combined all the elements. It’s such a great ensemble. Your writing gives a refreshing feel.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thank you very much for reading & appreciating. Panchtatwa are my passion.

  8. Mann says:

    WONDERFUL POST. The journey from Monsoon queen to extra cautious mother, Small town to big city, along with Panch Tatwa was really interesting. Kudos to your creativity Pragun.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thank you very much for liking & appreciating.

  9. Deevya says:

    Amazing writeup. Loved the way you have included the panch tatvas… And mentioned about balance we ought to have… Great work.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for loving & appreciating. Yes it’s the need if hour to stay connected to natural tatwas & respect & protect them.

  10. Shubhra Rastogi says:

    Loved your post … you have carefully intertwined the five elements of nature with monsoon being the focus. Fresh take and worth the effort.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thank you for reading & appreciating. Panchtatwa’s are life and we need to balance the connect always.

  11. T says:

    Wow loved the way you had used prompts and write such a brilliant post around the theme. I am highly impressed with the end of post and completely agree with you that we all should try to enjoy this beautiful weather up to maximum, this weather provides an excellent opportunity to relived our childhood days. We can have loads of fun with little precaution during this season.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading, loving & appreciating it. Yes all natural elements are having own benefits and we should respect & utilize it fully.

  12. Sonam says:

    Wow that’s great effort You have put in this post.. Love the thought of balancing the 5 elements with the focal point being monsoon.. Kuddos to you

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  13. Sonam says:

    Wow that’s wonderful effort You have put in this post.. Love the thought of balancing the 5 elements with the focal point being monsoon.. Kuddos to you

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for liking it and appreciating. Connect with natural tatwas is must.

  14. ANOUSHKA GOEL says:

    These poetry and prose are damn good! I liked how you connected the 5 elements together and balanced it so amazingly! Great great blog! 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      Thank you very much for appreciating & liking

  15. kushal says:

    This is such a unique way of looking at monsoons and rains…A nice insightful read..

    1. PraGun says:

      Thank you very much for liking it.

  16. Amarjeet Sonia Madaan says:

    A good take. Story, poetry and precautions on the theme all at one place.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thank you very much for reading & liking.

  17. Neha Sharma says:

    Weaving a story around the panchatatwa while keeping the focus on monsoon and using 4 prompts is just so brilliant. You have added so much depth in this post and every work makes sense. Loved it, Pragun!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks Neha for liking & appreciating the post. Panchtatwa’s are my passion.

  18. Pragnya Mishra says:

    Pragun, I just love how creatively you wrote this post with multiple prompts, covering journey of a girl to a mother and in your own unique panchatatwas elements. Wow! Amazing!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thank you very much for appreciating and liking it.

  19. Snigdha Prusti says:

    Wow.. I love the way you have related the tatwas to rainy season.. Lovely, brilliant ideas ..

  20. Mahak says:

    True, our perspective towards so many things in life changes once we become parents

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes but still we must not leave our connection with nature.

  21. swathi says:

    what a wonderful way of expression.amazing

    1. PraGun says:

      Thank you

  22. Manas Mukul says:

    What a wonderfully written post. The way you have described monsoon you have completely personified it. Amazing.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading and appreciating, its monsoon magic.

  23. Manas Mukul says:

    What a wonderfully written post. You can amazingly described monsoon. Great work.

  24. vijvihaar silja says:

    Very thoughtful way of look the monsoon….You have covered almost everything related to monsoon

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading & liking

  25. MeenalSonal says:

    Very well described each phase for monsoon, each chapter has a significant views to ponder.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating

  26. Snehal says:

    A very innovative take on Rains.. lovely write up..

    1. PraGun says:

      Thank you very much

  27. Anks says:

    What a blend of story, poetry and a very green message all rolled into this post! Very well written

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading & appreciating.

  28. Disha says:

    All the elements associated with monsoon have been incorporated beautifully in the story. Lovely take on the prompt!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks a lot for liking

  29. Shipra Trivedi says:

    I am reading your post for the first time yet there are many similarity with my post. I also mentioned how I once loved the rain and how it turned into hate. Now my love for rain is back and as you said with little extra care, I enjoy it with my son who adores the rainy season.

    It is a lovely read.

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes shipra I had read your love hate story recently, and being from Delhi I too have experienced it in same tones. In mountains I’m enjoying rains more now. Keep Enjoying barkhaaaa with your lil one.

  30. Ghazala Naseem says:

    We can enjoy rain with little precautions 😊 Hygiene and all.

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes indeed

  31. Bhawna says:

    I am over joyed after reading this post. Simple loved it. You have taken the prompt so beautifully and curated in beads of words.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading & appreciating

  32. Judy says:

    Each chapter actually was quite interesting to go about especially the sky one.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for liking it

  33. Neha Jain says:

    Wow that’s awesome, I loved how you explained all elements . It was such a nice read, hats off to your thinking

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for liking and appreciating.

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