R K Laxman on the Monsoon


The legendary cartoonist, R K Laxman, had the weather and the weatherman as two of his favourite subjects for his cartoons in the You Said It series.  Here are two of his cartoons that appeared in The Times of India, one in June 1962 and the other in July 1988.

RKLaxman on Onset of Monsoon RKLaxman on Droughts and Floods

About Unseasonal Rains


An article in Marathi by Dr Ranjan Kelkar entitled “Avakali paus ka padto?” was published in the May 2015 issue of the Rashtravadi magazine. Click on the link below to read/download  the pdf file.

Ranjan Kelkar Rashtravadi May 2015 Avakali Paus

Dr Ranjan Kelkar’s New Marathi E-Book “Samvad Yeshubarobar”

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Dr Ranjan Kelkar has written and published a new Marathi E-Book entitled “Samvad Yeshubarobar” (Dialogue with Jesus)
Click on the thumbnail to read/download the pdf file (size 3 mb)


Great to be Eight!!


Blog eighth birthday

This blog is now eight years old !!

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The Challenge of the Monsoon

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An article in Marathi entitled “Avhan monsoonche” by Prof R R Kelkar was published in the Pune newspaper Agrowon on 20 April 2015. Click on the images to read.

Kelkar Article Monsoon Agrowon 20 April 2015 1Kelkar Article Monsoon Agrowon 20 April 2015 2

Vagaries of the Weather

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Prof R R Kelkar and Mayuresh Prabhune appeared on a live TV show in Marathi about the vagaries of the weather. The show was aired on 2 March 2015. Click to watch.



Filmy Weather (30): Another “Monsoon” Coming Soon

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Monsoon 2015 Poster

A new Bollywood Hindi Movie titled “Monsoon” is all set for release shortly this year (2015) under the banner of Mango Movies. It is produced by Mahendra Dhariwal and Jitender Gulati and directed by Suzad Iqbal Khan. The film will have an all-new cast of Srishti Sharma, Sudhanshu Aggarwal, Shawar Ali, Vijay Singh and Raja Gulati. “Monsoon” is a story of the coming of age of a teenager who falls in love with a much older married woman, whose husband dies while on duty as a forest officer. The film revolves around the boy’s dreams, fantasies and feelings towards her.

There are six songs in the film and their music videos have already been unveiled by Zee Music. The music is directed by Biswajit Bhattacharjee and the lyrics are written by Krishna Bharadwaj and Shabbir Ahmed. The songs and their singers are:

“Thoda Sa Pyaar”  Mohammad Irfan, Veena Bhatiya
“Rasleela”  Neha Kakkar and Santokh Singh
“Soni Kudi”  Divya Kumar
“Man Hoya Bawra”  Biswajit Bhatacharjee
“Maahi Ve”  Shahid Mallya
“Maula”  Krishna Beura

The music has rhythm and romance, and the tunes are catchy. Why is the film titled “Monsoon”? Perhaps because it is difficult to predict its success!

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