My experience on a rainy day has always been full of joy and happiness. It was the month of June and the heat was at its peak. Not just the humans, but even the animals were gasping for the monsoons to set in. In such weather, it was literally impossible to stay indoors. So some of my friends and I decided to go for a stroll around the Taj Mahal.
We were on our way and suddenly some dark clouds began to set in and there was an overcast. Finally, the wait was over and it started to rain and that too very heavily. It was as if clouds had burst open. The roads and streets were soon flooded with water. The tin ceilings of the nearby houses were showering big drops of rain. Though, we all were really enjoying the shower. The river Yamuna was nearly flooding by now. We were all splashing water in joy.
The boys from nearby slums were playing with their umbrellas, splashing water onto one another; they were even floating paper boats in the small pools and rills on the road. They were enjoying thoroughly. Trees and plants were dripping water continuously, it was truly an enchanting scene, which stole my heart.
After having enjoyed for an hour or so, we decided to head back home. It was then that we realized that a flood-like phenomenon was shaping up. The water was gushing down with full might. We were soaked in a couple of feet of water. The traffic had come to a halt. The rainfall was heavier than anyone had expected. Luckily, after an hour or two, things started to clear up. The rainfall stopped, but the roads were still slippery.
The memories of such days are full of amusement, laughter and sometimes even mishaps. Many people don't prefer monsoons, they complain of floods, of the unhygienic environment created by them or even the water-borne diseases they lead to. For me, they act as a day of merry-making in the scorching heat of June. They provide satisfaction in such depressing and unpleasant atmosphere. All of a sudden the weather becomes exhilarating. The atmosphere becomes romantic. The happiness of dirtying clothes by splashing in water is one of the most satisfying mischiefs of our life. Monsoons to me are by far the best part of the year.