Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Varshaa: Rain Melodies




In one of his stories, the celebrated Malayalam writer T. Padmanabhan writes of a man who loves to listen to the sounds of rain so much that he takes a cassette of rain-sounds with him abroad. When he feels homesick, he listens to the sounds of rain- the sudden outburst, the pitter patter of rain on the roof, on the ground and to the sounds of occasional thunderbolts. The rain has always held a fascination for artists and is a constantly celebrated theme in Indian literature and films. 

The theme of the rain is explored by the artists Jason J.Nair and Aby in Varshaa: Rain Melodies, a collection of five rain melodies that inspire both creativity and nostalgia. Though it bursts on you unawares and creates plenty of inconvenience, the rain serves as a muse or a source of inspiration for many writers and artistes. The rain pitter-pattering outside, the sound of thunderbolts flashes of thunder across the sky, the wait for the rains symbolised by the dance of the peacocks or the memories of getting drenched unexpectedly, there are so many threads that come together on listening to these rain melodies.


5 comments:

Chronicwriter said...

i used to push my sister out of the umbrella.. we used to share the big naadan umbrellan then...

chriz

MS JOY said...

That's great! my brothers and I always made boats with paper..:-)

കൊച്ചു മുതലാളി said...

This made me a nostalgic mood. Here the rain will come only for two or three days in an year.

swapnap said...

Each burst of rain,with the pouring sound bring a gush of memories that overwhelm me always! Thanks Maria for posting on this.

MS JOY said...

I guess most of us have this love for the rain!