In photos: Capturing the spirit of monsoon across India
After light showers in the capital over the last couple of weeks, monsoon season has finally arrived. While the rest of the country is already soaking in the rain, the capital has been one of the last regions to receive the change of season.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the monsoon has arrived a week late this year as compared to 2016, when it arrived on June 19. However, it isn’t much of a concern, as the IMD has still predicted a favourable and normal monsoon for this year across the country.
Additionally, while the rains will provide a respite from the heat, it will simultaneously signal a collapse of everyday infrastructure and huge traffic delays. Nonetheless, one can still listen to their favourite song, as one drives by, moving closer, inch by inch.
Here are some photos that capture the spirit of monsoon in the country.