Quarantine Musings #11

Monsoon in Mumbai feels so eerily different this year. Each year after bearing the scorching heat of the summers, we find ourselves longing for the rains. This year the longing phase was so abrupt.

Of course, this may not be the actual onset of the monsoons, it might just be a by-product of the Nisarga cyclone (which I had mentioned in my previous post Quarantine Musings #9 )- which quite conveniently has dodged (and saved us!) away from the city to other parts of the state.

We have been receiving these pre-monsoon showers for a good four days at a stretch. And yet we already have the hashtag #MumbaiRains trending on Twitter!

As local trains aren’t running anymore (except for essentials), in light of the current lockdown guidelines – I wonder whether we would still be hearing news of waterlogging on the railway tracks, like each year?

Monsoons remind us Mumbaikars of bhajiis and vada pavs and garam garam (hot) chaai (tea). This year instead of buying it from those roadside stalls, shops and tapris, we’ll have to savour them by cooking it up inside our own kitchens. Now that should surely be a healthy change!

Wishing you all a Happy Monsoon!

— Suri


What are Quarantine Musings? Just some random, trivial, light-hearted (or maybe even deep?) thoughts that pass through my mind during these lockdown days.

24 thoughts on “Quarantine Musings #11

  1. Oh man, monsoon and the street food and some chai go hand in hand like crazy! This year it must have felt different..but if you were there to witness it without having your whole world turn upside down, then that is amazing 🙂 Hope you enjoy those indoor treats!

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  2. I was in Bombay for two months last year during the monsoons. They were both incredibly beautiful and inconvenient at the same time. I developed a love-hate opinion about them. I tell you, I haven’t seen rain like that anywhere else in india. It’s relentless. It will get you soaked atleast once and catch you unprepared.

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