The First Rains...

Today, as I was giving finishing touches to my previous blog, a message popped on my screen. It was Manuj asking every one to accompany him to the Hill Top in the campus. So off we were, me carrying all my photography paraphernalia and a borrowed tripod. I was excited to be going to the hill top after so many months. But in that period, IIT had fenced off the portion of the hill belonging to the campus. Too Bad...

The scene from the top is the most beautiful, or so they say. And true they were. I loved it. But the fencing barred us from going to the temple and the Vihar Lake. But we were not to be bogged down so easily. While I was taking some shots, Manuj cleared off some of the fencing and we climbed over it and jumped across to the other side. It was fun of its own kind. And the scenes made for some really brilliant shots. By this time a slight, almost minimal, drizzle had begun. Walking in the drizzle was just so refreshing. But it was getting dark by the minute and we got down towards the Vihar Lake and walked back to IIT.

Just as we reached our rooms, it started raining signaling the onset of monsoon. It was the first rain of the season. It seemed as if the downpour did not have any intentions of stopping and as I write this, it still is raining. The earth was smelling wonderful as if inviting us to enjoy along. I and Abhinav could not resist our selves from bathing in the rain. We went to the terrace and bathed and danced and kicked the water on each other. It was fun. The child in me had found its way out.

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