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Southwest Monsoon sets in over Kerala, says India Meteorological Department; heavy rainfall warning issued for nine districts in state
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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
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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.

Monsoon fury to subside in Maharashtra, but East and North East India at risk of flooding next week
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Monsoon fury to subside in Maharashtra, but East and North East India at risk of flooding next week

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.

Monsoon Music: Maharashtra sings of farmers and fruitful harvests
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Monsoon Music: Maharashtra sings of farmers and fruitful harvests

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

Monsoon Music: In Assam, prayers for the arrival of rain — and its departure
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Monsoon Music: In Assam, prayers for the arrival of rain — and its departure

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

Monsoon Music: Uttar Pradesh and Bihar's Kajri — an ode to dark clouds
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Monsoon Music: Uttar Pradesh and Bihar's Kajri — an ode to dark clouds

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

Monsoon music: From Manipur, mystical songs for the rain
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Monsoon music: From Manipur, mystical songs for the rain

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.

Monsoon music: In Rajasthan, the Manganiars dedicate ragas to the rain
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Monsoon music: In Rajasthan, the Manganiars dedicate ragas to the rain

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

Monsoon Music: From Himachal Pradesh, songs about sowing and separation
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Monsoon Music: From Himachal Pradesh, songs about sowing and separation

Each of Himachal Pradesh’s 12 districts has its own tradition of folk songs about the rains, defined by the topography.

Monsoon Music: In Punjab, singing songs of Sawan
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Monsoon Music: In Punjab, singing songs of Sawan

In the first part of our #MonsoonMusic series, a look at the folk music of Punjab that is inspired by the rain

Monsoon arrives on Kerala coast today, says Skymet; early rains expected to boost agriculture this year
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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.

Monsoon onset over Kerala still a week away, says met department
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Monsoon onset over Kerala still a week away, says met department

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.