Why There is Nothing Romantic About the Mumbai Monsoons

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Why There is Nothing Romantic About the Mumbai Monsoons

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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onsoon, also known as the season in which people greet you by stabbing you in the eye with an umbrella, is finally upon us. This season has been crucial because India is primarily an agricultural country and therefore, we need the rains to ensure that our Instagram pictures look pretty.

If you look back, I’m sure you’ll have a favourite monsoon story. Most people, apart from farmers in the Vidarbha region, are bound to have one. My personal favourite monsoon moment was the one where I felt the raindrops on my face and rushed home to spend time with my family, only to be welcomed by mom, shouting, “KITNE BAAR BOLA HAI GEELE SHOES LE KE GHAR MEIN MAT AAYA KAR. YOU ARE DISOWNED. THIS IS SPARTA!!”

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