The southwest monsoon is commonly said to have two branches, the Arabian Sea branch and the Bay of Bengal branch.
They are complementary to each other but sometimes in competition. 701 more words
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The India Meteorological Department has just released it’s long-awaited forecast for the 2015 Indian monsoon. In terms of the quantity of rainfall over the duration of the monsoon season (June to September) the IMD has said it will be 93% of the ‘Long Period Average’. 392 more words
(many thanks to Nana Joshi for the painting – http://www.joshiartist.in/kalidas-meghaduta/the-courtesan-of-chandishwar/ )
“Meghadoot”, meaning the Cloud Messenger, is a Sanskrit poem of 120 stanzas or slokas, composed by the poet Kalidasa.Briefly, the poem is about a yaksha, who is banished from Alakapuri, takes refuge in Ramgiri, shares his sorrow with a cloud, and requests the cloud to go and tell his beloved in Alakapuri that he is safe.Kalidasa indeed has developed this simple theme into a great literary masterpiece of unparalleled beauty.Even after a passage of 1600 years since it was written, Meghadoot continues to captivate the minds of its readers. 1,402 more words