Some Rainy Things..

The tiny droplets that come from heaven are always a mood booster.I believe it is how we perceive rain that matters.If we are mentally down then sad songs accompanies rain,but if you are in a vibrant phase, you experience rain with peppy songs.Even though most articles on rain are found repeated and cliché,I think the nostalgia attached to it makes it so.After summer season the arrival of rain is much awaited.

And when it comes I welcome them with umbrellas,paper boats,piping hot coffee and so on.This was the case when I was a toddler.But now the rains have become unpredictable,so am I.Nowadays I welcome rain with an open window near my study(where all my creative blunders take place) where the view is just exhilarating,the raindrops making pitter-patter sound is an addiction(once my ring tone was rain falling but I changed it as people around me looked taken aback),the petrichor-earthly smell when rain hits the dry ground, is like an intoxication.I try to inhale them as if it is the only aroma my olfactory sense loves.And usually my rainy day begins with a book.And the highlight of rains are the hot parippuvadas and samosas my mother offers when I reach home after my regular classes which gets over by evening.I may be soaked in rain even if I have an umbrella, but all the uneasiness vanishes into smoke at the sight of the food.And now Sulaimani has replaced my childhood coffee.Sulaimani is a black tea which has several crushed spices-pepper,cardamom,cloves,mace and cinnamon in it.There are different varities of sulaimani,still mother’s is the best.

Car rides during slight drizzle is an experience.And the music system playing Ilayaraja and A R Rahman is the icing on the cake.But rains are not always pleasant.When nature gets fed up of the atrocities of us humans,she assigns rain and wind to teach men a lesson.And thus they appear in the form of rainstorms and flashfloods.Even though we have seen the fierce side,we still love rain.Rain is an integral part of our childhood.I am a pluviophile who loves enjoying the odour of sod wood house which gets wet during rains.And the monsoon car-wash days my father and I used to enjoy. And the arrival of monsoon digs up several burried rain nostalgia in me.I know my writing is a bit muddled but these are my big little monsoon memoirs.And now I am taking leave to finish off my all-time-craving-pani puris.

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  1. swabby429 says:

    There are so many sensations here.

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  2. The rains, they incite so many different emotions:) This is a vivid post.

    And thank you so much for stumbling upon my little blog. I love the name of your blog, avial as much as l love the delectable dish.

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    1. Thank you so much!
      I think we both have a soft spot for Avial😃.

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  3. Beautiful article and images. Monsoon mood in all images looks lovely.

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    1. Thank you so much! 😃

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  4. This also was on my top 10 list for the week last week on TotallyInspiredMind.com. you had 2 of them ranking consistently on the top 10 which is outstanding, and I just wanted you to know that. Congratulations.
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    There are lots of exciting, landmark things going on in my life now. We need to find a way to communicate with each other other than here. Any suggestions?
    Paulette Motzko

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    1. Oh! Thank you so much!

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    2. Do you use whatsapp or facebook?

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      1. Not Facebook any longer and too many weird people contact me on WhatsApp. My preference is Skype because I control who contacts me. The reception is much better than WhatsApp or Facebook plus you get to see the person and it’s free. Have you ever tried Skype? It’s video calling and see them

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  5. Beautifully captured! I too love rains and the fragrance of petrichor. Rains help me become creative. Some of the best stories and poems I’ve penned have been on rainy days! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for commenting!

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      1. The pleasure was all mine! Keep writing!

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  6. This post is beautiful and I love the pictures. Rain has always been something that I enjoy and it is nice to see when others do the same.

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    1. Thank you so much! I take this compliment as motivation to take better pictures!

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  7. Sure! I too am eager to read it.Will read it now itself😇

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  8. I just skimmed through your post and the post was wow. And I must say, it really cool, it that gives people a chance to think that about nature.

    Please keep the words coming Mrs/Miss Anya. Look forward to seeing more inspired post from you.

    Thank you so much for adding a little inspired word to me this morning.

    #PATRICKSTORIES
    Peace ✌and Love ❤

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      1. Thank you! I appreciate your thoughtful response.

        Such an awesome way of replying someone. Thanks. Again
        As always your posts are incredible and I enjoying reading every word down till the last line. I must say that you are probably one of the excellent bloggers on WordPress that write inspired
        Writing/post

        Also, I just posted: OSCILLATION
        Would love to know your views. Love to see your contributions on it. I’m always excited for your comment. 🙂

        You are welcome

        #PATRICKSTORIES
        Peace ✌and Love ❤

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  9. Thanks    for accepting and following my blog.

    I’m available to read your post at my convenient time.

    You have such an interesting topic I will love to read in
    your blog.

    I still remain  the simple blogger…..

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    Peace ✌and Love ❤

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    1. Thank you so much for making time for reading my posts.
      I will surely try to bring fresh topics.
      I too believe in Peace,Music and love.😃

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      1. Thank you! I appreciate your thoughtful response.

        Such an awesome way of replying someone. Thanks. Again
        As always your posts are incredible and I enjoying reading every word down till the last line. I must say that you are probably one of the excellent bloggers on WordPress that write inspired
        Writing/post

        Also, I just posted: OSCILLATION
        Would love to know your views. Love to see your contributions on it. I’m always excited for your comment. 🙂

        You are welcome

        #PATRICKSTORIES
        Peace ✌and Love ❤

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  10. If your mother would part with the recipe I would love to have the recipe for the solaimani special spicy tea you spoke of in your story and I would make it here in Las Vegas Nevada, USA I would also share her recipe on my cooking site with any special story around it.

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    1. Sure, Its my pleasure.Do spread about the tea,so lot of people can enjoy it.
      Please do tell me after tasting the tea❤😇

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      1. You can email me anything you like Malavika. You are such a talented and blessed girl.
        Any time I share one I’d your posts on TotallyInspiredMind.com, 100 countries are reading it, that’s including the United States.

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        1. Thank you so much!😃
          Sure,will mail you.😃

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          1. May I ask how old a girl you are?
            I am 56 years young.

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          2. I am 19 years OLD😂.

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          3. You are a very bright 19 years old and you have super high intelligence for your age.

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          4. Your words mean alot💙

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      2. I look forward to seeing the recipe of your mom’s for that wonderful spicy tea. You can email it to me at my email at TotallyInspiredPC@gmail.com.

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  11. Another wonderful picture of story from you Malavika. You are an extraordinary writer and I believe your books one day will be read all over the world if they aren’t already.
    I would love a recipe for your mother’s wonderful spicy tea! It sounds awesome. I collect teapots from all over the world and I love tea and really well made coffee

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words😃.
      Sulaimanai

      Ingredients:
      Mace- the reddish seed covering of nutmeg seed
      Cinnamon
      Cardamom
      Pepper
      Clove
      Cumin seeds

      Boil water, then add sugar and a pinch of tea powder.Then crush all ingredients mentioned above and add them to tea.Filter it and drink.

      Before having it don’t forget to enjoy it’s aroma.Its the highlight.
      Mint leaves can also be used in it.

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      1. What kind of tea powder do you use? In the USA it’s ambiguous what “tea powder” is.
        I just saw this comment you made. I know you and I are going to become great friends.

        Paulette

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        1. At home we usually use Brooke Bond Red Label Natural Tea. Take care not to use flavoured tea as it changes the taste😃

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          1. I have never heard if that one. Is it like orange pekoe or Assam?

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          2. Its a brand.Any natural tea is enough,but not flavoured.

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          3. Would you happen to know the amounts of each by spice to add?

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          4. I will send it in the mail😃

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          5. Thank you and thank your mother as well

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          6. Will surely tell her😃

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      2. I made homemade curry powder this year and I have all the spices. Any other wonderful recipes feel free to share with me.
        If you have a special talent for cooking and tales of the heart, I could create a special place on my cooking site for you…..if you’d like.
        🙂 🙂
        CookingUpaStormWithMissPolly.com
        Paulette

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        1. Will surely send you! Even though I love cooking,I am not a pro.But I will surely send mail on Kerala food recipes from my mother.😃

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          1. How wonderful. I look forward to hearing from you.

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      3. Since it is your sweet mother’s recipe, what is her name, so I can give her credit.

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        1. Her name Ajitha Muraleedharan.
          Thank you so much!

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          1. What a beautiful name she has!

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          2. I don’t use Skype that often but I recently installed the latest version of it on my Galaxy Note 4 Phablet here. That’s what I’m talking on right now and using for most of my blogs and the content that I add.

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      4. Did you happen to know what the proportions are of each of the spices? How much to put in of each?

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        1. I will send it to tye mail😃

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          1. That sounds great. I am so happy you found my blog because look at all the wonderful things that happened as a result of it.

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  12. -Eugenia says:

    Beautifully penned. I will a greater appreciation for rain after reading your post, and also paper boats. 🙂 Thank you for following BrewNSpew.

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    1. Thank you so much😀.

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  13. Lovely post. And the pain Puri was a perfect ending

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    1. Thank you so much! Food unites people all over the world😃😂

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      1. Totally. Food and beautiful thoughts 😊🌸

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  14. Anand Bose says:

    Your narrative is so beautiful ….Yes, it painted a picture of the monsoon in my heart. Anand Bose from Kerala

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    1. Monsoon is an emotion for Keralites!Thank you for reading the post.

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  15. Nice post.its reminds us of childhood days

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    1. Thank you for reading the post!

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  16. Sunith says:

    A kattan chaya with parippuvada or a hot vada pav is a must with any rain…

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    1. True😃.Thank you for reading the post!

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  17. Kurian says:

    Wonderful post Malavika. The paper boat used to be a major pastime

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    1. Thank you so much! Paper boats are a must during monsoons.

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      1. Kurian says:

        Absolutely. I want to do it now
        By the way please join book Writer’s Club

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        1. I would love to join the club! How can I enter the club?😃

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          1. Kurian says:

            Please read my post ‘Book Writer’s Club’
            Send me a test mail on: jacobkurian@hotmail.com

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  18. csprasath says:

    Wow ! , Nice Pics !

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    1. Thank you so much!😀

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  19. Sulaimanai

    Ingredients:
    Mace- the reddish seed covering of nutmeg seed
    Cinnamon
    Cardamom
    Pepper
    Clove
    Cumin seeds

    Boil water, then add sugar and a pinch of tea powder.Then crush all ingredients mentioned above and add them to tea.Filter it and drink.

    Before having it don’t forget to enjoy it’s aroma.Its the highlight😃.
    Mint leaves can also be used in it.

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    1. Thank you soo much🌞

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  20. Thought for Change says:

    I hope you share your mother’s sulaimani recepie someday.

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    1. Sure…I will share with you as soon as possible😀😃.

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  21. Amazing!! Pani puri is so tempting

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    1. True! Thank you for reading my post.😃

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  22. Wow beautiful post Malavika 😊. You writing is very descriptive and paints a clear picture in the readers mind 😇. I was glad to read your post because I felt like I got back my childhood back 😊✨. Being a malayalee, I can quite clearly relate your feelings for rain 😇. Beautiful post !! Keep writing more as I look forward to enjoy reading them 😇✨

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    1. Thank you so much for encouraging..This is a huge support for a beginner like me😃😀.

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      1. You are welcome 😇✨

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    2. nagstrong12 says:

      Feelings for the rain ❤ She is so wonderful ❤❤❤ Specially when she is in malanad.
      Lovely post😍😍😍

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