Sunday, July 26, 2009

its raining


The first sounds I ever heard were those of falling rain.
- starting words of Alexander Frater's 'Chasing the Monsoon'


It rained all day - slow and steady like a gentle shower. Put up in my home, all I did was to lay lazy and read Frater's
Chasing the Monsoon with some calm rain songs and enchanting ghazals playing in the background.

The climate was just perfect to read the classic. And though I read it many times, it still evokes the joy I had while reading it the first time.

In this travelogue while following the monsoon all the way from Trivandrum to Cherrapunji, Frater brilliantly portrays the essence of the monsoon in India. He amuses the readers by introducing the local people, their humorous activities in their busy life.

Overall the book is a great pleasure to read and abundantly informative.
Easily recommended for a rainy day reading.

15 comments:

Barbara Martin said...

Exquisite photo of raindrops on the leaf, bright in a background of dark.

The books sounds to be an interesting read. I'll look it up. Thanks, Sekhar.

Mel said...

I haven't read that book. I'll try to find a copy, sounds interesting :)

Love the pic!

Kichu $ Chinnu | കിച്ചു $ ചിന്നു said...

beautiful

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

wonderful image sekhar.i ahve not read the book,will try and get one copy today.its raining i delhi too..and i am happy .

sreeni sreedharan said...

b'ful picture dear sekhar.

bindu said...

That's a beautiful shot! And I love that book too - read it almost 10 years ago ... time to read it again.

Thulasi Kakkat said...

kulir !

ശ്രീ said...

കിടിലന്‍ ചിത്രം!

ആ പുസ്തകം പരിചയപ്പെടുത്തിയതിനു നന്ദി

ശ്രീനാഥ്‌ | അഹം said...

Oh god!!! look at that photo!!!!

excellent one!

ശ്രീനാഥ്‌ | അഹം said...

മാഷേ... ഇതിന്റെ ഫുള്‍ റെസലൂഷന്‍ ഒരു കോപ്പി തരാമോ? നല്ല കുട്ടി അല്ലെ? ദേ ഈ ഐ.ഡി യിലോട്ട് മെയില്‍ അയച്ചാ മതി.
sreenathkcATgmail

sateesh bandi said...

its beaaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuuutiful... love it...

Huh.. atlast your profile pic on ur blog...

;)

Sekhar said...

Thanks a lot Barbara, Mel, Sreehari, Lakshmi, Sreeni, Bindu, Thulasi, Shree, Sreenath, & Sateesh :)

Soumya said...

hello sekhar, this pic is really fantastic.n i wud def try to find that book on monsoon and keep one myself bcoz i love rain..........keep it up.really gud shot.

ശ്രീലാല്‍ said...

waah shekarji wah...!

workhard said...

The book seems to be interesting..

But i absolutely love the pic and the raindrops on it...


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