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Rain in the City of Joy Culture 

Rain in The City of Joy

Unlike other cities, the City of Joy doesn’t come to a standstill when there is a torrential downpour. Instead, the joy is doubled, because nothing beats the gastronomic delight of “gorom gorom khichudi and begun bhaja”. The rains can bring out the footballer in anyone, and wet and muddy football matches suddenly become the order of the day as the sun loses its unequal battle with the clouds. Children set their paper boats a-sail on the waterlogged alleys and engage in euphoric splashes at each other from the puddles on…

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From the pages of a Pluviophile

Have you ever looked up and felt an adrenaline rush on seeing a blanket of black and grey cocooning the sky? Have you ever sat by your window, a book in one hand and a cup of steaming cocoa in the other, the steam mingling with the fog outside, the raindrops – a melancholic yet beautiful reminder of memories lost and gained? Have you also been overjoyed on feeling the first drop of rain hurtle towards the ground, an undeniable sense of urgency, an indefinable restlessness in doing so? Have…

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