15 Reasons Why Indian Monsoons Suck

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5:00 pm 16 Jun, 2015

It rained and you thought, the sky bidding a goodbye to the scorching Sun ends all your problems? Well, it’s just the beginning of newer problems.

1. Monsoons and Mosquitoes: still a better love story than twilight?


2. Not to forget waterlogging.


3. Not affluent enough to have a swimming pool in your house round the year? You can nevertheless live in a swimming pool during the monsoons!

Just book yourself a place at the ground floor of some low lying area of India.


4. And you thought mirages only occur in deserts? How could you possibly forget the famous potholes on Indian roads?!?

Acchedin, my ass!


5. If you thought Chief Ministerships of the likes of Arvind Kejriwal, Mamata Banerjee and Jayalalitha and Modi’s speeches were the worst things to happen to you as an Indian, well waterlogging induced house arrest feels worse.


6. Returning home from work/college is a herculean task if you do not have access to a private vehicle.


7. And owing a private vehicle doesn’t make it much easier as well. Remember its ugly dance in the sloshy and uneven roads?


8. And if you are a nouveau of a driver then god bless your sight as rain drops ruin your view of the front glass.


9. And may your hair, dress and make up be blessed too, specially if you have a meeting, date or invitation ahead.


10. Abusing Bollywood is the only solace to let out your frustration.


11. Who says monsoons are romantic? Who wants to date a mess with a runny nose?


12. If not an ugly cold or a running nose, the resultant outpour of acne from your monsoon induced pakoda craving, will render you ‘undateable’.


13. Remember your to and fro marathon to the terrace/balcony with a bucket full of wet clothes as the rain plays hide and seek with the sky?

Good exercise indeed!


14. And not to forget the disastrous impacts monsoons usher in at different states every year.


15. And if you still think, nothing could get worse, wait for the sluggish, ineffective and unmotivated response on part of the government machinery such as bureaucracy, police and relief groups in the wake of disasters.

Thank goodness for those volunteer groups and generous citizen donations though.



Do you still enjoy monsoons?


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