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Monsoon season in Pakistan

Updated on May 17, 2014

When it rains...

As I gazed towards the sky, witnessing thick dark clouds gathering close, shunning the bright sun out & lapsing the city into near darkness. The sounds of rumbling clouds rang in my ears as I rushed out in time to gather the laundry hanging outside, saving them from getting wet in the drizzle. As the first drop of rain fell, children of all sizes & ages running out of their houses to play in the rain. I stood & watched their happy faces, the expression of sheer excitement evident in their eyes. The older kids opted to play football at one side, while the little ones remained content with their tag games, running here & there getting thoroughly soaked & relishing every moment of the rare extravaganza.

Rain in Pakistan especially in Karachi is an atypical affair, which is enjoyed by the elite & cursed by the destitutes. Almost the entire country is dominated by the Asiatic monsoon or so referred to as the great seasonal wind reversal. Starting from the late June reaching towards the end of October the monsoon season takes the country by storm..quite literally. Karachi being situated on the coast of the Arabian sea displays extreme humidity & hot weather in the day time, that gets comparitvely cooler at night.

The monsoon brings with it a number of good things as well as some ominous ones. Nuisances like traffic jams,blocked drains on roads are among many. But one can not ignore the positive points. The lush greenery that surfaces after a good shower, the clean roads, the happiness of witnessing the beauty of nature & not to forget the mouth watering treats to indulge in. The delicious aromaz of spicy pakoras, samosaz with chatni or ketchup reach every nook & crany as soon as the first drop of rain meets the ground.Such delicacies are specifically affiliated with the rain in any season whether summer or winter.The Steady drizzle is best enjoyed at the beach, where the whole scenery is truly captivating.

As we sit in our spacious terraces or balconies, enjoying the splatter of rain on our skin, smelling the heavenly scent of the wet ground, it truly brings back the joys of childhood. The wonderful times when we too were among the little ones splashing in the rainwater, playing silly games & rolling around the mud. Making one realize that childhood memories are always cherished in life.

The conditions in monsoon seasons have greatly improved over the time in Pakistan. Thanx to better management and dedicated work of our city mayor Mr. Mustafa Kamal, the drainage system of the city was reconstructed last year as well as the roads that are now sturdier and not prone to floods any more :)
Nevertheless the people living in poor conditions do suffer the consequences of such harsh weather which is sad and heart breaking. I wish everyone can enjoy the beautiful weather in the same manner without the worries of losing one's home or possessions.



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      Sona 

      3 years ago

      Nice essay.....

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      Adnan Kashif 

      4 years ago

      written very nicely and comprehensively.

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      SANA KHAN 

      6 years ago

      whAT ABOUT YOUR,S MOONSOON ?

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      imran 

      6 years ago

      ilike monsoon,and u hav made me even more concsious of it coz of your excellent expressions

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      usman  

      7 years ago

      pakistan is located in subtropical northern 24'n-37n

      it has suitable atmosphere.

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      Kamran100 

      7 years ago

      good informative hub!,sometime monsone create difficulty

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      adnan 

      7 years ago

      hello i read your messege and i feel that you are a good writter could you explain me how prepaired a repot i did not prpaired before and i want to prepare but i did not understand because there are so many petren on net i did not understand what i explain in my repot

    • gr8archer45 profile imageAUTHOR

      gr8archer45 

      8 years ago from Pakistan

      Thanx everyone for the wonderful comments :) monsoon in Pakistan is truly amazing, especially if you get to visit the beautiful northern areas you get to witness the gorgeous scenery there in the rain and have hot corn on the cob from the sidewalks :)

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      Hummingbird5356 

      8 years ago

      I like this hub. I have visited Pakistan but not during the monsoon.

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      kashaf 

      8 years ago

      i feel so sorry for the people who have to face these problems

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      teendad 

      8 years ago from Richmond, VA

      We get monsoons in the US, too, but I think your experiences are definitely unique.

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      prasetio30 

      9 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Be careful when disaster is happen. take care. thanks for great information

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      Sheila 

      9 years ago from The Other Bangor

      I feel blessed to have found your wonderful hubs.

    • gr8archer45 profile imageAUTHOR

      gr8archer45 

      9 years ago from Pakistan

      You are always welcome to visit Pakistan paper moon. I m glad you find my country exotic :) I plan to upload another hub more like a picture tour about Pakistan sometime soon.

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      Paper Moon 

      9 years ago from In the clouds

      What a beautiful and exotic (to us americans) land you live in. I am so curious about the world, other people and cultures. Thank you for sharing with us. I look forward to reading more of your hubs. :D

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      gr8archer45 

      9 years ago from Pakistan

      I agree with you Cindy, every region has its own diversities, here in Pakistan camel & horse rides are a special part of the beaches. People really enjoy ridding the colorfully decorated camels.

      I'm glad your like my pictures, you are most welcum :)

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      Cindy Letchworth 

      9 years ago from Midwest, U.S.A.

      What a wonderful trek you have taken us on.

      For us in the states, a camel walking along the water's edge would be quite a sight. The photo is wonderful. Thanks for sharing your nature experience!

    • gr8archer45 profile imageAUTHOR

      gr8archer45 

      9 years ago from Pakistan

      Thankyou for the wonderful comments Frieda :) The first photo is the scene from my balcony during the last heavy rainfall in Karachi. The narrow streets got flooded completely until the rain stopped. The last photo is from a family picnic, camel rides are a special part of beach picnics here

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      Frieda Babbley 

      9 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      I love your writing. What a fabulous thing to write about! Thanks for his wonderful read and photos. The first photo is frightening. The last photo is amazing to me; fantastically gorgeous.

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      Najmus Saqib 

      9 years ago

      Indeed, Monsoon brings both misery and joy into the lives of Karachiites. When we gaze from our balconies and observe the innocent smiles of young children playing in the rain. It is then we realize that not long ago we were them. But we have grown up, we have learned to hide our feelings, our joys and emotions but it is the beautiful Monsoon that reminds us of those beautiful moments. Moments, when we were young, when we are true and most importantly when we were really ourselves. Such reminders are always a blessing and may we be blessed more and more.

      Saqib

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