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looklook 79M
3821 posts
7/12/2019 7:22 am

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8/20/2019 9:26 am

My entire day, cloudy sky, rains, are for you.

Our long wait for rain drops falling everywhere throughout the country where I live has finally ended. Monsoon has at last arrived though it is late this year! I don’t know the exact time when the rain started falling last night but the continuous rhythmical sound of the falling rains awakened me early in the morning.
We all know monsoon is essentially the seasonal reversal in wind direction that causes rainfall in the sub-continent and elsewhere! It is the “most anticipated weather phenomena and an economically important pattern every year from June through September which is partly understood and notoriously difficult to predict.”

As usual, the monsoon rains would provide us the much-expected relief from unbearable summer heat. However, it could bring sudden disaster too. It has already flooded the world’s largest refugee camps located in Cox’s Bazar sheltering men, women and driven from their hearth and home by Aung San Suu Kyi and her military Junta.

Monsoon rains sometimes accompany lightening and devastating storm we call “Cyclone”. Yet, we look forward for it for the crops to grow.

Our poets and novelists have romanticized monsoon season from time immemorial. I was listening to such a song which I intend post here below . Maybe, the lyrics of the song translated by me in English, would be an interesting read for those who used to walk in the rain like me during their childhood days. The translated text of the song in English is appended for my readers to read and then view the pictures of rainy monsoon evenings of the city where I live:

My entire day , cloudy sky, rains, are for you
Just asked the Śrāvaṇa evening from you for me .

I keep the eyes open to the window of heart
Ears are alert to listen the wind whistling
Asking to come nearby from mind’s courtyard
Yet rain, I asked you to go back.

My entire day, cloudy sky, rains, are for you

Let the night be composed by you
This is my dream, my thought of elation
Whom I desire
I don’t want to lose
Therefore, oh rain, I want you back.

My entire day , cloudy sky , rains, are for you.

Words in Bangla: Lilamoy Patro. Music: Joy Sarker Singer (Amar Sharata Din): Srikanto Acharya.











Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.


looklook 79M
2838 posts
7/12/2019 7:58 am

"Let the rain wash away all the pain of yesterday."

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.


Archer62 78F
4512 posts
7/12/2019 8:17 am

YOUR MONSOON CAME LATE, OUR HEAT CAME VERY EARLY. WEATHER PATTERNS SEEM TO BE CHANGING. IF THE CANNES WINNING FILM "PARASITE" COMES TO DACCA, YOU WILL SEE AN IMPRESSIVE PART ABOUT THE DAMAGE MONSOON RAINS CAN CAUSE.


looklook 79M
2838 posts
7/12/2019 9:48 am

    Quoting Archer62:
    YOUR MONSOON CAME LATE, OUR HEAT CAME VERY EARLY. WEATHER PATTERNS SEEM TO BE CHANGING. IF THE CANNES WINNING FILM "PARASITE" COMES TO DACCA, YOU WILL SEE AN IMPRESSIVE PART ABOUT THE DAMAGE MONSOON RAINS CAN CAUSE.
Yes Archer, weather patterns have changed abnormally. But unfortunately, developed nations of the world including Trump's America do not agree to accept the changing weather phenomena as yet. Maybe, France is different but heat wave did not spare the country. Though monsoon came late here yet it did not spare Cox's Bazar from getting flooded soon after its arrival causing serious problems for the Refugees from Myanmar who are living in the camps located there. I am yet to watch “Parasite", yet I know the extent of damage monsoon rains could do to us! Take care, please avoid going out if the heat wave still persists there.

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.


deborahsu2 79F
3348 posts
7/12/2019 10:37 am

looklook, very interesting blog and really great pictures. It is always nice to learn about other parts of the world. You have a great way with words. When we were kids we always ran and played in the rain.....partly to cool off but mostly just because we loved the rain. We lived out in the country so we didn't bother anyone. Mom and Dad just let kids be kids.


earthytaurus3 79F
40247 posts
7/12/2019 11:13 am

Fantastic pictures. They tell it all.


butterfly21 70F
135 posts
7/12/2019 1:22 pm

Wonderful pictures and a fantastic view of a different world. I still love walking in the rain, when no thunder and lightening and I still love just splashing in the puddles. Guess I am just a child at heart.


hiramhankwilliam 96M
4480 posts
7/12/2019 1:58 pm

WE TOO HERE IN THE SOUTH OF AMERICA HAS OPPRESIVE HEAT.

THIS STORM HAS ALLOWED US SOME RELIEF BUT ONLY TEMPORART.

THE HOT DAYS HERE ARE STILL TO COME. MID AUGUST IS THE WORSE.

EVEN WITH THE HEAT INDEX EARLIER THIS WEEK OF 106 . IT IS CONCERNING THAT MORE AND WORSE IS AHEAD.

DEATH IS A CERTAIN, ETERNITY IS A CHOICE


DitsyGal2018 67F

7/12/2019 3:40 pm

Really enjoyed looking at your pictures...thanks for sharing!


RubiSleepinBuuty 64F

7/12/2019 3:40 pm

It rained here too, today. However, briefly, and soon after.. you could see steam rising from the hot pavement. Not to complain too much, I cannot tolerate the cold.


looklook 79M
2838 posts
7/12/2019 4:33 pm

    Quoting deborahsu2:
    looklook, very interesting blog and really great pictures. It is always nice to learn about other parts of the world. You have a great way with words. When we were kids we always ran and played in the rain.....partly to cool off but mostly just because we loved the rain. We lived out in the country so we didn't bother anyone. Mom and Dad just let kids be kids.
deborahsu, Thank you so much for your post. The comments left here on my blog page by you have taken me back to the early years of my boyhood days when we used to be in our village home during rainy seasons along with our cousins and lived out the time merrily together. Those were the days when we were really free and unrestrained. Thanks again for your nice words and for liking the blog. Take care and stay happy always.

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.


looklook 79M
2838 posts
7/12/2019 4:38 pm

earthytaurus, Thanks for your short but meaningful post left here on my blog page. I am really delighted to read it. Take care and stay cheerful.

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.


looklook 79M
2838 posts
7/12/2019 8:23 pm

    Quoting hiramhankwilliam:
    WE TOO HERE IN THE SOUTH OF AMERICA HAS OPPRESIVE HEAT.

    THIS STORM HAS ALLOWED US SOME RELIEF BUT ONLY TEMPORART.

    THE HOT DAYS HERE ARE STILL TO COME. MID AUGUST IS THE WORSE.

    EVEN WITH THE HEAT INDEX EARLIER THIS WEEK OF 106 . IT IS CONCERNING THAT MORE AND WORSE IS AHEAD.
hiramhankwilliam, what you have mentioned about the weather conditions that you are now experiencing in your part of America are really scary! You say that hot days are still to come. It means, you are to use Air conditioning machines all the times which would surely raise your electric bills. If the phenomena are of recent origin then weathermen are to find out why temperature is going up there. You know that weather pattern is changing everywhere in the world gradually, and as such human race needs to address the situation unitedly. Best wishes. Take Care

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.


looklook 79M
2838 posts
7/12/2019 8:38 pm

    Quoting DitsyGal2018:
    Really enjoyed looking at your pictures...thanks for sharing!
DitsyGal, I am glad to read from you here on my blog page and thanking you so much for stopping by the blog. Hope all is well at your end and you are doing well. Take care of yourself please.

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.


looklook 79M
2838 posts
7/12/2019 9:19 pm

    Quoting RubiSleepinBuuty:
    It rained here too, today. However, briefly, and soon after.. you could see steam rising from the hot pavement. Not to complain too much, I cannot tolerate the cold.
RubiSleepinBuuty, I am really pleased to learn that it rained there where you live. Hope that you are having a pleasant time there now. Though I prefer rainy season than summer times, I am scared of the destructive capability of the Monsoon system too. I have seen deaths and destruction caused by monsoon storm many times in my life. Could anyone tell why nature suddenly gets angry and why it requires to hit us mercilessly before cooling off to normal condition again? Take care Karen and stay cheerful always.

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.


majirret 73F
57 posts
7/14/2019 3:29 pm

I just love the photographs...what great shots!! Love the rain myself..Thank you for posting !!


looklook 79M
2838 posts
7/14/2019 8:44 pm

    Quoting majirret:
    I just love the photographs...what great shots!! Love the rain myself..Thank you for posting !!
majirret, thank you so much for your comments. I appreciate. Stay well and happy always.

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.


wonderious 63F
2022 posts
7/16/2019 7:53 am

Wow the pictures really do tell it all, they are a glimpse into real life. I hope the monsoons are welcome and don't cause any problems.


wonderious 63F
2022 posts
7/16/2019 7:54 am

Oh and I forgot to add that you do tell a really great story and paint the picture for us very well.


looklook 79M
2838 posts
7/16/2019 10:14 am

    Quoting wonderious:
    Wow the pictures really do tell it all, they are a glimpse into real life. I hope the monsoons are welcome and don't cause any problems.
Wonderious, Monsoon rains are most welcome in this part of the world since time immemorial for humans as well as agricultural crops and plants. This year, monsoon came a bit late causing serious problem for the Indian Farmers. Now torrential rainfalls have caused rivers to break banks in Nepal, Northern India and Bangladesh.
Wonder, though monsoon is most sought-after season here, it can cause serious disaster too. Besides flooding the coastal belt and low-lying areas of Bangladesh, it may cause devastating cyclones from time to time.
Take care. Stay cheerful always.


Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.


looklook 79M
2838 posts
7/16/2019 10:20 am

    Quoting wonderious:
    Oh and I forgot to add that you do tell a really great story and paint the picture for us very well.
Thanks for the comment that you forgot to add earlier. I appreciate. Have a pleasant time, wonder.

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.


looklook 79M
2838 posts
7/17/2019 9:36 pm

    Quoting butterfly21:
    Wonderful pictures and a fantastic view of a different world. I still love walking in the rain, when no thunder and lightening and I still love just splashing in the puddles. Guess I am just a child at heart.
Butterfly, your post disappeared soon after it was uploaded. it has reappeared now. Thanks for liking the pictures which were shot by different persons. It is always nice to read from you here on my blog page. Stay well and cheerful.

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.


Shartaun03 76F
3185 posts
8/19/2019 10:12 pm

Sometimes when it really rains in Vancouver we call it monsoon weather. But it isn't hot and humid like it would be in India.
My brother spent three years in Bihar, India. He still gets a yearning to go back there again but he is turning 80 in a couple of weeks so I don't think there is any chance now of him going back.
These are interesting pictures that you posted. Thanks for showing us a glimpse of your life in India and especially when it rains.


looklook 79M
2838 posts
8/20/2019 6:17 am

    Quoting Shartaun03:
    Sometimes when it really rains in Vancouver we call it monsoon weather. But it isn't hot and humid like it would be in India.
    My brother spent three years in Bihar, India. He still gets a yearning to go back there again but he is turning 80 in a couple of weeks so I don't think there is any chance now of him going back.
    These are interesting pictures that you posted. Thanks for showing us a glimpse of your life in India and especially when it rains.
Shartaun, Good to read from you here after such a long time. Your brother spent three years in one of the most Monsoon prone State of India. Sometimes, monsoon creates devastation in this part of our world yet the countries located in the Indian subcontinent and its neighbors need monsoon for their survival. Thanks for liking the pictures. These pictures depict the rainy monsoon evenings of the city of Dhaka, Bangladesh where I live. I am sure you know that Bangladesh is an independent country. Take care. Stay always happy and cheerful.

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.