Romancing The Rains


A tornado of thoughts soaked in mist and a whirlwind of yearnings drenched. 

Days enveloped in the warmth of petrichor.
Sweltering nights dipped in shades of blues and gray. 
The ink blotted sky, a canvas. 

Slanted and angular, circular ripples on the dewy window pane. 
Like a stone tossed into the pond. 
Bolt of silver screeching across the starless roof.
A flash from the bygones. 

Triumphant winds. A broken umbrella. 
Moisture laden kisses stolen and sealed. 
The draining pink of hibiscus pressed between an old book. 
Paper boats that long sailed away. 


Top and Shorts – VeroModa
Wedges – Catwalk
Umbrella – Thrifted

Photography – Monisha Ajgaonkar

There’s something about monsoon. A bevy of adjectives that just fit right. While most in Bombay find a reason to complain, the hopeless romantic in me can’t help but fall for the magnificence and marvel that this season is. These images were shot on one such overcast morning, shortly after it rained. What followed was an indulgent breakfast – warm waffles with maple syrup and cream cheese which you saw a picture of here.

Can’t wait for monsoon to hit the city in all its splendour.

Until the next post (travel diary from my last holiday!),
Kavya

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There are 6 comments for this article
  1. Soumi at 6:56 pm

    Kavya,one of the biggest reasons why I LOVE your blog is how seamlessly you merge beautiful words with beautiful pictures and make fashion truly poetic. I’m sold for this season too! Winter is officially my favourite season but rains make me feel truly alive. Would you believe if I say I still cry whenever it rains? There’s just something about rains that I so relate to! Since I’m born and brought up in Kolkata(and I’ve spent the better part of my life reading Bengali poets romancing rains from their mess window in a dirty alley in north Kolkata or a palatial building of the zamindari areas in central Kolkata),I can’t imagine anything more meaningful than the rains in my city but let’s see what Mumbai has in offer for me. P.S.I saw your picture on Instagram and went out to buy these umbrellas today. I had been planning to buy one for ages but as usual, you proved to be the catalyst. Anyway,so, I bought one but unfortunately,it broke today only. I was left heart-broken. :-(

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