So much is being done to attract tourists in Lake City, monsoon packages are being introduced for the benefit of visitors. A boom in city’s tourism was expected when the first monsoon showers brought the long awaited smiles and laughter.
The city is once again longing for the same weather. It has been days since Udaipur city experienced its share of rain showers. It’s been more than a week but Indra Devta seems to be upset. If we go by the met department, it is likely to rain in the next 48 hours. The dry weather these days is not acceptable to anyone. Eyes travel up to the sky…every time a cloud of hope passes by.
Temperatures are soaring up again. Even a drizzle is most welcome to us all. We do hope that a drizzle will be followed by heavy showers for which the city is thirsty. Everyone wishes to hold open their newly bought umbrellas or the old ones that have been there in the family since long…those old original look umbrellas.
Rain coats are dying to come out of their folds. Children do not need either. For them no raincoats… no umbrellas. Paper boats and rain dance and masti is what they are looking forward to.
People living in those narrow lanes are also feeling the itch. They want to see water falling off their roof again…into the lane…onto the people, washing away the soily vehicles and verandahs.
Watching the rain water slipping between fingers and feeling the prick of those heavy drops is a deep longing in every heart.
Tea and pakoda combination is a rainy day ritual in every house in India. It is no fun to have pakodas if it doesn’t rain (in the monsoon season). The ritual of pakoda is so much incomplete without rain.
Let us all pray; in fact try to please Indra Dev to give us the showers of happiness in the form of rain…the most awaited thing this season.