Southwest Monsoon sets in over Kerala, says India Meteorological Department; heavy rainfall warning issued for nine districts in state
The Southwest Monsoon has set in over Kerala marking the commencement of the four-month long rainfall season, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday.
India to have normal Southwest monsoon this year, predicts IMD; season to last from June till September
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued the first stage Long Range Forecast (LRF) for South-West monsoon on Wednesday. As per the IMD, the Southwest monsoon seasonal rainfall over the country is likely to be normal.
Some of the states in East and North East India like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Assam should be prepared for heavy to extremely heavy rainy spells this week.
Maharashtra's folk music is deeply inspired by the monsoon and agriculture, and the songs speak of sowing, harvest and the farmers' plight and prayers
The genres of folk music created by tribes in Assam address the monsoon in varied ways, depending on their relationship with this destructive and nourishing season
The most popular forms of the Kajri can be found in the Bhojpuri language, but it is also sung in Awadhi and Maithili. The prominent motifs in this genre are Radha-Krishna, looming clouds and peacocks
The Meitei people of Manipur have songs for every aspect of the rains. There are songs for when the rain does fall, and songs for when it doesn’t. Songs to appease the rain gods, and songs that embrace all manner of flora and fauna.
The earth has a deeply symbiotic relationship with the rain, but few places anticipate the monsoon with as much anxiety, or welcome it with as much joy, as the desert
Each of Himachal Pradesh’s 12 districts has its own tradition of folk songs about the rains, defined by the topography.
Monsoon arrives on Kerala coast today, says Skymet; early rains expected to boost agriculture this year
Crop-nourishing monsoon rains are likely to hit the Kerala coast in India’s southwest on Tuesday, a source from the weather office said, in the earliest start to the rains since 2011, which should boost agriculture in the world’s fastest growing major economy.
As temperatures zoom northwards, the wait for south-west monsoon could be a bit longer with the weatherman saying the annual rains would arrive in Kerala only next week.