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Humour: Romancing the rains

Hindustan Times | ByRehana Munir
Jun 29, 2019 10:56 PM IST

From petrichor to Raag Malhar, the elusive monsoon’s charms are endless

June left us looking expectantly at the skies until the final stretch. Two frogs were even been married off in Karnataka to appease the rain gods, it had been reported a few weeks ago. I think I jinxed it this year, though, by arrogantly buying an artsy umbrella before it was needed. The rain gods are spiteful and they sweat us for their sport. Now that the skies have opened up in Mumbai, once can begin the business of eulogising about the monsoon. At least until the weekend passes.

(Illustration: Sunil Kumar Mallik)
(Illustration: Sunil Kumar Mallik)
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