Get Your Feet Wet

  • Vaishali Gauba
  • India
  • Jul 20, 2012



If you’ve been reading columns telling you what kind of make-up, you should wear in the rains, how to manage your hair this monsoon, or how to avoid various skin diseases, then hit the delete button –  because I have nothing similar to offer. I am rather here to flip the coin to its other side.

It is ironical that we yearn for rain when the heat takes its toll on us, but come the much-craved-for down pour, we find ourselves whining. We scapegoat the rain for making us feel humid, for ruining our plans, for ruining our hairdos – and even for making us homebodies. We do not realise that not rejoicing in the rain is like going clubbing and not dancing.

Rather than associating the monsoons with menace, we should play along. 

For starters, you can savour a rain bath; the freshness it will infuse you with is worth more than a thousand bathroom showers. And don’t frown about getting all bedraggled; because sprucing up after the rain and sipping that steaming coffee later in your bed, will more than make up for that little mess.

You can then Dial a Pizza, and have Domino’s cheese laden pizza at your doorstep. Gathering your friends together for a hang-out in the balcony doesn’t sound bad, after all.

A great idea could also be to use these rains as a sabbatical. Rains are accoutered with a very ardent and cheery vibe. Squatting leisurely amidst the breeze, and taking out that ‘me time’, will enrich you with a gush of positivity. You could do things you like most. Grab a book. Plug in an i-pod.  Write your journal. Or simply introspect.

I’m sure by now you have derived that monsoons are synonymous with merriment. So, don’t be a spoilsport. Instead, game in.

Don those bright colours from your closet, let your hair down to relish the monsoon winds, and let your face feel those droplets. Don’t be a loon who didn’t enjoy the monsoon.

                              Merry Monsoon.



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