Tuesday, June 21, 2011

10 Things to do in the rains

This is a list of 10 things I promise myself this monsoon:

1) Bhutta and chai: Eat bhutta and drink chai while watching the rain pour over the Hussain Sagar one afternoon. From the confines of the car ideally.

2) Pakoda party: Plan a hot chai and pakoda party with the family one evening. Or even friends who are upto afternoon revelry.

3) Morning ride in the rain: Take off for a long ride in the rain in the early hours of the morning on one of those days when you wake up to heavy rain.  Drive to Gandipet possibly.

4) Go see the waterfalls near Hubli: Drive down to Hubli to see the many waterfalls there that my good friend Sunil Jyoti promised to show me.

5) Rum and rice and chicken party for friends: Throw a party one nice rainy evening for friends with some rum, hot rice and chicken for company. Music, loud jokes et al.

6) Ghazals and the rain: Late night rain! Open all windows and doors, shut off all the lights, play ghazals and sit on the steps watching pouring rain. Maybe a cup of hot tea and the right company.

7) Ballads and a ride in the night rain: Play some of the old ballads in the car and take off for a night ride in one of those fine drizzling rains. Preferably late in the night after midnight when the roads are empty. 

8) Walk in the rain: Go for a walk in the rain with Anjali and Shobha. Umbrella, raincoat etc.

9) Chase a rainbow: Show Anjali a nice rainbow after a rain someplace out in the countryside preferably.

10) Irani chai, hot samosas and friends: Gather the old gang, settle down in a nice Irani cafe, munch on hot samosas and listen to complete nonsense.

That is a lot of stuff to do already!


Diwakar B R said...

Count me in, Hari !! you have put down on paper all the things that one feels. Shall look forward to meeting you during one of these rainy days.

Rajendra said...

Enchanting list. I get to do one of these- long drive in the rain- as part of my drive to work- in my new Honda City (office car, not mine) with some good music...look forward to doing some more on the list in Hyderabad soon.

Asr said...

Ha Ha..Rain and Chai Looks like effect of Majidi's Baran.

Harimohan said...

Never thought of it from that point of view but now that you remind me of it, maybe Majidi's influence runs deeper than we think! Hopefully I will have a happier ending and also have all my money intact.

Harimohan said...

Congrats on the new Honda City! Maybe we need to come over to check it out one of these days.
Yes, we must do some do these things when you are around in Hyderabad. Only hope that there is some rain now that all the plans have been laid out.

Harimohan said...

Hi Diwakar,
Look forward to meeting up and chatting with you with some rain in the background and perhaps some hot mirchi bajjis (new addition on the list), or even egg bondas. Long time since we met. See you soon!

Vinod Ekbote said...

Hari, count me in for Sl No 1,2,3,4,5,6,9, and 10!

Harimohan said...

Vinod bhai,
Now that we made our plans, the rains are missing. But I am on my marks, determined to tick off the list even if we have only one rain all monsoon! You are most welcome to join in for all the forays of course!