Conversations - of misty hazes and unending bliss

We love the rains, when the world turns a darker shade giving an enchanting edge to even the most mundane things. So Stylori asked a few people about their rainy day memories and the replies we received set the nostalgia meter running on high.

Tarun from Mumbai shares, " As children we would rush out the moment it started raining. We had to get drenched in the first rain of the season - it was almost like a ritual. We would dance to the rhythm of the rain drops. I still remember the feel of rain on my face as I looked up towards the sky. Ma would then dry us and we would all eat hot bhajjias that she had prepared, still listening to the pitter patter of the rain drops." Buy moonsoon collection

Another beautiful memory comes from Farheen in Kolkata. " I just love curling up in my chair with a cup of hot steaming tea and an interesting book in my hand. It is my idea of a perfect evening. Another favorite is to watch the rain through the window. When I was young, I imagined that the rain droplets were racing to the bottom. I spend many enjoyable hours absorbed in this make believe game of the droplets."
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Richa from Chandigarh says, " My most memorable experience was walking into my garden after a rainy night, all fresh and sparkly green, and trying to spot mushrooms which may have sprung up during the downpour. I remember creating my own little rainfall, shaking the leaves to get rain droplets all over my face."
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Danny from Chennai narrates the tale of long drives and melodious music. " We would all pile into our old ambassador for long drives on the ECR, with an overcast sky and cool breeze for company. Our enthusiastic game of Antakshari was usually brought to a screaming halt at the sight of the first corn on the cob roadside stall. Rains and corn have always been an irresistible combination."
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Keya from Nagaland shares, "I would love waking up to the rain in the morning because that meant a rainy day holiday in school- the charm of an unexpected holiday! When the rains eased out a bit, we would go running out in our compound with paper boats and play an elaborate game of pirates and heroic sea captains in the overflowing puddles, splashing around much to the chagrin of mother."

Paper boats, puddles, pakodas and prancing...so what is your happy rainy day story?
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