Saturday, June 26, 2010

The New Rain..

While the Black clouds swirl,
My heart suddenly twirls.

The rain comes down pouring,
Bringing out all my heart's feeling.

But this time its a new rain,
Sinking my heart with an unknown pain..

The idea of writing this post struck to me yesterday when Ajmer received its first monsoon rains (Though the whole of the city wasn't wet, but I could get some glimpse). Sandstorms and breezes are a daily affair here. In-fact one can see sand suspended in the atmosphere for days here in Ajmer. It was yet another day of my boredom. I had to go and meet my bestest buddy as he brought milk cake for me. Actually he also got placed and now we will be working together at the same place. This obviously gave me another reason to smile.

The weather was getting thunderous and sandstorm started blowing with an extreme speed. I was getting a feel of the cold breeze when suddenly rains came pouring down.

While my heart signaled a green for a rain dance, my gray cells ordered me to run and save my cell phone and I-pod from getting wet. And so I ran under cover for saving my gadgets and quickly checked whether they were working or not. The rainy emotions were gone in less than 60 seconds.

There was a time when, without any thoughts, I just opened my clothes and ran to enjoy a rainy bath. I know most would agree to this fact that the time has changed. The way we used to enjoy things has changed. It has become more of a technical affair. The fear of getting our gizmos malfunctioning has put a big question mark on the type of entertainment we chose. We now enjoy with our gadgets and the very lovely virtual world called the internet. Has our entertainment also become virtual? Have we lost the human nature that wanted to fly up in the sky like the birds and get wet in the rain without any worries?

I don't know the answer, but may be you people can help me find the answer. Introspect yourself. The feel that this years rains brought something very new. My heart ached when I pondered upon my actions taken that time. To hell with such technology which prohibits human emotions to emerge. The rain songs stored in my I-pod are a waste if I couldn't feel their true meaning.

And the new rain continues to pour,
While my heart sinks in another bore.....



Chanz said...

Its been ages since I have enjoyed the rain... The mobile phones have ruined our lives.. There isnt much that we can do.. Really.. Obviously, you dont want to spend money on your phone and ipod when you spoiled them due to your negligence..

Keep them side and then take a plunge into the rain.. I think I will enjoy this rain for sure..this season.. maybe...

Btw I love the first few lines.. Love the poem..

supriya said...

Nice always..! are pretty much right..that things have changed...mode of entertainment and enjoyment has changed...and may be thats because the world is so dynamic..nothing is permanent except change. people are becoming more practical and kicking out emotions out of their way. Well..thats the choice in trend now. Nothing can be done...except make our own choice..!! :)

Madhu said...

Hey hyd had the first rains long time back...i had my first rain dance then..luckily i was at home..:)

i agree with u when u say that we have forgotten to enjoy nature..for me,the moment it even gets cloudy...i sit in my garden enjoying the view...nature heals man..i does..!
Wishing u get more rains..:)


rohini said...

nice poem....exibiting the reality of life...
i still rem making paper boats, getting wet in the huge shower of clouds...carelessly getting inside the home without thinking about the matresses...even parents alowwd us to enjoy the monsoon to the fullest....
but now things have changed..i desperately want my kid to get wet in the rain but he denies that....may be some day he will ask me come lets play and have fun in the rain...:)

Kay said...

yip. totally understand this one! as we get older our priorities change and the simplicities in life become frivilous... sadly so. sometimes though, it is important to just let go and enjoy the moment; the conscious mind will let us know when that time comes... I think you found yours :) enjoy the rain!

♥ Chocolate lover ♥ said...

Awwwwwwwwww loved the poem ^______^

You know even i was thinking about the same.. and this time i enjoyed the rain too with friends xDD
it was awesome.. xP

sakhii•• said...

poetry straight from the heart!
our entertainment HAS bcum virtual...nice realization!
nice end :D

blunt edges said...

its strange how a rain-hater like me could somehow relate to your cell n pod are the first things even i worry about when it starts pouring!

deepa kashyap said...

i liked those few lines written as poem as well the post too
nice one !!

Shivani said...

The world around me has changed. But I don't think I have. I still enjoy the simple things in life without worrying about the phone.. And thats why I've had to change my mobile atleast 7-8th times coz everytime the moisture seeped in. But who cares.
Man, you're lucky.. coz its not raining here in Delhi... it drizzled 2-3 days back.. and left the days humid...

Phew.. Rabba rabba mi barsa

How're you doing by the way..? And tell us all your story with her man...

A New Beginning said...

Thats a nice post Nipun! Times might have changed but feelings dont, next time youre at a place where you can keep your gadgets away enjoy the rain :)

Tara said...

Ourday swill keep on changing but our emotions shouldn't !! Cling onto it and find ways to espress it.. for thats You !!

Samvedna said...

Times always change, so has the form of enjoyment and entertainment.

Beyond Horizon said...

good 1!
well d technology is a boon with its limitations indeed......we r living in dis jungle of gadgets....made by human a luxury....but painful wen....natural touch is getting lost sumwer....

Nipun said...

@ Chanz

That's what the question is..
Money is there to provide us with comfort and a better life. But what have we created of it??

Will surely keep them aside next tym if it rains...

Thanks a lot..:)

Nipun said...

@ Supriya di

Choice... Yes, may be, but/.

But what is it that has spoiled our life in real?
The bad Choice made for our good or the god choices which might hamper our growth??

The question continues..

Thnx di..

Nipun said...

@ Madhu

Hyderabad is a gr8 place..
U had a rain dance is lyk icing on the cake..

Lets hope rains cum here soon..


Nipun said...

@ Rohini

Yeah!! U reminded me that too..
It was a really great time but time is dynamic u c..

May ur wish comes true as soon as possible...:)

More n more rains wishes..

Nipun said...

@ Kay

May that conscious mind gets lopst sumwhere..
I dont need such a mind which stops me from njoyn and living my life fully..

Thanks a ton..:)

Nipun said...

@ Choco

Great people think the same.LOLZ..

Thank u vry much..

Nipun said...

@ Sakhii

Yeah!! It sure has..

Thanks a lot sakhii..

Nipun said...

@ Bluntu

I knew sum1 will surely relate to my post..:)

Thanks man,..

Nipun said...

@ Deepa

Thank u vry much..
Keep visiting..

Nipun said...

@ Shivani


Wish I had lots n lots of money or rather i should say the heart to spent that money even if its less to enjoy in d rain..

Rains got jinxed here in rajasthan..
It hasn't rained again..
May u get lots of rains..

Nipun said...

@ A new Beginning

Will surely go with ur guidance..
Thanks a ton...

Feelings really never change..

Nipun said...

@ Tara

Thank u so muc tara,.,.

u made my day..

Nipun said...

@ Samvedna

I agree to it completely..

Nipun said...

@ beyond horizon

It surely is painful..
This gadget jungle is just growing everyday and we r mere puppets for them as they now control outr emotions..
Thanks a lot..

Keep visiting..

Haddock said...

The first rains are supposed to cleanse away all your illness......they say.

Nipun said...

@ Haddock

I agree..:)

Insignia said...

Its true!! You want to enjoy the rain but the next moment, you think about the phone, the ipod, the laptop....phew!!!

Its happening with me too. Our feelings are being over ruled by our gadgets. Sad!!

Nipun said...

@ Insignia

Our feelings are being overruled by our gadgets.
But the question is how to control that dependency?
Is it even possible?

Anonymous said...


where r u joning? Infy or SRam?

btw... make sure u take perms before putting pics from the net on ur blog. there might be a copyright issue that can cause trouble later.

Nipun said...

@ Anonymous

May I please know who is this?
Does it really cause problem?

Nipun said...

@ Anonymous

May I please know who is this?
Thanks for the suggestion..