As the rest of India swelters in unbearable heat, respite appears on the horizon with the first showers in Kerala.
Traditionally, the monsoon season in our great land commences with rains in the south western state, often called God's country.
Once the rains begin in earnest in Kerala, expect it to travel with speed to the west and a few weeks later to the north whose residents are currently battling temperatures in the upper 40s.
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IMAGE: A man with an umbrella welcomes the rain in Thiruvananthapuram.
All photographs: PTI Photo
IMAGE: Dark clouds in the sky over Kochi herald the coming monsoon.