Mangalore: Bliss! Ah, to be a Child in Rainy Season...


Mangalore: Bliss! Ah, to be a Child in Rainy Season...

Brijesh Garodi
Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore

Mangalore, Jun 18: There's no better sight than to see a child play in the rain. Monsoons may put a full stop on regular outdoor sports like cricket and football, but playing in the rain has a charm of its own.

In rural areas especially, children are often seen enjoying a splash in the overflowing rivers and ponds. The slushy fields, the fresh fragrance of the damp earth and the steady pattering of the raindrops blended with shouts of joy. Sheer bliss.

In villages, it is time to go fishing, swimming and indulge in other water sports. It is not only children, but adults too who love getting drenched in the blessed rain. But many, wanting to 'act as adults', hold back their desires to dive into the enticing waters or dance in the rain. But no such hesitation with children. They enjoy the rain as if they own it.

One comes across such scenes mostly in the villages. In the city, sadly, even the rainwater is contaminated and in the few fields left here and there, it is not advisable to play as drainage passes through them and the effluents are let into the water bodies.

Nor is there an open space for children in the cities to play. Most of them are confined to their homes, with video games computers and what not. Their parents too do not let them venture into the rain without heavily guarded in raincoats, for fear that they may fall sick. But a child, whether in city or village, given a slightest chance would throw all precautions in the air and enjoy dancing in the rain. It is common sight to see school children deliberately splash through puddles, much to the worry of their parents.

Children or adults, rain is a welcome respite from the scorching heat for all. The first rains are the best. After all, there's nothing more enjoyable than a cup of hot coffee and a spicy snack on a rainy afternoon.

  

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  • Pius D'souza, Urva-Mangalore-Dubai

    Fri, Jun 22 2012

    Yere Yere pavsa in Dubai.Tula dethe paisa. Paisa zala kota.Pavus ala Mota.Now Our dear Indians in India singing and dancing during this rainy season. We miss the entire season and the total beautiful envirenment.Wish we had good rains here in UAE. Missing childhood or missing the beautiful weather of India.

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA

    Fri, Jun 22 2012

    When I saw the beautiful pictures shot by photographer DAYANAND KUKKAJE, I was reminded of my young days in Mumbai. We used to have similar fun playing in the flood, splashing water at each other even though the water was filthy. We used to see rats, cats and dogs swimming in the flood and sometimes they are dead and floating. Those days are gone. Since I moved to New York with my family, we do not have any floods and there is no particular season for rains. We only have snow between November and February.

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  • R.Bhandarkar., M

    Wed, Jun 20 2012

    Yenkulu yelya Uppunaga Thodudu
    'Mugudu' pathere tupunyaa!
    Itteh aanda Bethene Pathuduvaa!
    Mallah Mallah 'Anjaal' Aaava....
    Kadehta Kelav Photo Tulege ?
    Daye-Baari Usaar Ule...!

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  • gmaheswar, belalry

    Tue, Jun 19 2012

    The first picture its reminded me my childhood days " Gala Padnu"

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  • Venzil Fernandes, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 19 2012

    missing my childhood :-(

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  • Umesh Shetty, Kaup/Dubai

    Mon, Jun 18 2012

    Bachpan ki yaaden, woh kagaz ki kashti woh baarish ka paani..

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  • nicole helen dmello, kadri

    Mon, Jun 18 2012

    The rainy days are really enjoying .it reminds you of your childhood

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  • sameer, doha/mangalore

    Mon, Jun 18 2012

    awesome pics daiji..
    really i am missing Mangalore....

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  • VIJAY MONIS, BANTAKAL/UDUPI

    Mon, Jun 18 2012

    KANDAPATTE BARSA MARAYAaaa...GANTU MUTTA PANiiiiii.....

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  • pavanesh , bangalore

    Mon, Jun 18 2012

    Mungaru malaye yenu ninna hoonygal lile

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Mon, Jun 18 2012

    MANGALORE is the right place to enjoy rain!! Monsoon is the best season of all.

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  • jerald , Dubai

    Mon, Jun 18 2012

    Woh beethe din ,woh bahpan aur woh beethe pal yaad aathe hai

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Mon, Jun 18 2012

    Nostalgia..!

    It reminds me of my childhood days..

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  • HAYA , KC ROAD

    Mon, Jun 18 2012

    The first picture its reminded me my childhood days " Gala Padnu" even still i miss rainy days of my hometown, since 14 years.. "I love Mansoon"

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  • ISMAIL.K.PERINJE, PERINJE-YANBU/KSA

    Mon, Jun 18 2012

    Munagaaru Maleye......aenu ninna hanigala.....Happy moments/Monsoon masti.....Good snaps..

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  • Alban D' Souza, Udyavara Mumbai Doha Qatar

    Mon, Jun 18 2012

    Wh! What a rain and flood to play in the water, Good pictures!. Remebered the school days during childhood. Sweet memory. Indian beauty of rain.

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  • Ramdas, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 18 2012

    Lovely pics. Joru Barsaa entry korundu.. :)

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  • vivek baliga, bangalore/Abohar

    Mon, Jun 18 2012

    there is one common things amoung mangaloreans, where ever we are across the globe, how ever old we are , we always enjoy the rains to the fullest.... have a safe and wet rainy season ... cheers

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  • Abu Safwan, Al Khobar

    Mon, Jun 18 2012

    Really i miss this golden days.

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  • Lancy Moras, Bendur - Jeddah KSA

    Mon, Jun 18 2012

    This is too awesome..what a real bliss. Such a fabulous memory took me to place of water where I used to be during my schooling. Wow..Brijesh garodi and DK thank you from the foundation of my heart for taking me to my Bachpan.

    Areh..koi hey...meri bachpan ki duwa karna..plz.

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  • Vicky, karkala/mangalore

    Mon, Jun 18 2012

    I just remembered the days when even i used to play when the grounds used to be full of water !!!
    Nice refreshing Pics :)

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  • Pappu Desai, Adyar/Vadodara

    Mon, Jun 18 2012

    It's purely Indian Culture - so pure.

    Ek Tha Bachpan - Ek Tha Bachpan

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