Jun 14, 2008

The Magical Monsoons of Mumbai

Yes, friends. Its pouring cats, dogs, hippos, rhynos, in Mumbai. And what do you think I am upto?
I am sitting in front of my PC in my OFFICE! Yeah, you heard me right. What a waste of time and rain! Luckily I am placed such that if I look up from my screen I can peep out of a window. Not everyone is as lucky and I sure count that as a blessing. I have pulled the blinds up and am staring longingly at them, the clouds and the rain. The rain is pattering wildly against the window creating a translucent mosaic of the scene outside. I see the traffic outside braving against the rains. I see men, women and kids with their colourful umbrellas looking like a blooming flower. Roads and vehicles looking washed and sparkling. For that matter, even the leaves of the trees. Sighs, I wish I was at home. This climate is not meant to be working on deadlines or powerpoint presentations.

While at it, I cant help drooling over pakodas. Yes, thats the need of this hour. I want them as badly as a pregnant lady yearns for the proverbial mangoes. I am about to pick up my wallet and run to the canteen.
"What about that excessive fat accumulated around you?", cries my conscience.
"Dont you remember what my little one said yesterday?" I reply to it.
Incidentally, we were pouring over our old albums and my little one had clearly announced her preference for the cuddly-rolly-polly-mom-of-today to that skinny-scrawny-girl who got married to her appa years back.
So, this goes for you, my little one; 1 plate pakodas please!


Prats June 14, 2008 at 6:02 PM  

heheh...oh yes! one plate pakodas please...and send one for me too...nothing like eating borrowed pakodas...yummmmm

Just Like That June 15, 2008 at 11:19 PM  

:-) both the scrawny skinny girl and the roly poly mother had quite some things going for them. Hope you enjoyed your pakodas. Life is too short to worry about appearances :-D instead of fulfilling yearnings/cravings.

Mama - Mia June 16, 2008 at 2:18 PM  


least you can run to canteen and order pakodas!! here we have to make them unless we want to suffer terrible bajjis!! :(

LOVELY post!! good to see ya writing more often!



Swati June 16, 2008 at 4:43 PM  

Anything for Pakoras :D

--xh-- June 17, 2008 at 5:07 PM  

:) wow, u r lucky - to get a seat like that... how i wish i could see outside whn it rains... often i do go adn stand at the cafeteria balconey to watch teh world getting drenched... now sadly it is not raining @ blr... i amiss them.... want to get drenched... :(

WhatsInAName June 18, 2008 at 1:15 PM  

Prats :)
Couriering it right away!

JLT :)
Oh you are so right! Life is too short to worry about appearances, but then when the doc with his stern looks, during your yearly checkup, tells you that you are overweight, you do think twice :D

Mama-Mia! :)
Errr.. For one thing I can thank my stars is my cafeteria! Touchwood!

Swati :)
You said it!

~xh~ :)
Last year I got drenched to my hearts content during the flood times :) I am not sure I want another flood in the office.. but getting drenched is on my permanent wish list too!

ddmom June 19, 2008 at 4:41 AM  

Lucky you! How old is your daughter who said those kind words? I am gonna train mine too. The Mr in my house asks me to make masala dosa[to be precise] without oil! Leave alone pakodas.
Back home memories are mom's home made samosas with chai.. drool.. drool..

artnavy June 19, 2008 at 4:15 PM  

oh i miss the mumbai monsoon- even after 10 yrs here in chennai

Vidooshak June 23, 2008 at 12:29 PM  

i hate rains. but you'd never know it looking at the grin of longing that crossed my face after i read your post. you make the mumbai monsoons sound sooooooo much better than what i remember. oh well, no harm in distorting memories for the better... mmmmmmm....


Collection Of Stars July 15, 2008 at 2:07 PM  

Atta girl! That's smart reasoning :)

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