As an adult you are likely to go around a puddle (6), but as a child, you will have definitely jumped into at least one, that too with a big splash (6)! Once you step into it, you will have muddied your clothes, unless of course you wore a raincoat (8) to cover them up from top to toe. What's more, it is a useful gear to wear when there is a torrent (7) [hint: it means heavy rainfall] as merely holding an umbrella (8) is utterly useless.
When the heat gets to you in the summer (6) season you long for rain, but when it does arrive in full force, you pray for a bit of golden sunshine(8). You do get scared, especially, of the lightning (9) and thunder (7), what one would call a heavenly light and sound show, but are thrilled when a rainbow (7) arches across the sky.
It is fun to eat some hot golden cobs (4) of corn (4) with a little bit of spicy masala and a dash of lime smeared on them. Then there are a variety of piping hot, deep fried fritters (8) [English word] enjoyed especially during the monsoon. Yummy!
While the season has its own charm in some ways, in other ways it can be an utter nuisance. Poor drainage systems can cause heavy water logging (5, 7). It is definitely no fun to be caught in traffic jams (7, 4) due to submerged roads (9, 5), not to mention the public transport system also being thrown out of gear. At the end of the day, you just long to be back in the comfort of your home, sipping a hot cup of tea (3) or coffee (6), perhaps.
One really wishes for at least an accurate weather (7) forecasting system to get the forecast right, on which even the fishermen (9) can rely to know whether or not to venture out into the sea to cast their nets. With no proper awareness, one's plans go haywire and one has to resort to singing the nursery rhyme (7, 5) "Rain, rain, go away!"
A little general feedback: All participants got the words umbrella, summer, tea and coffee correctly and only one member gave an incorrect answer for the word rainbow. I was surprised to see incorrect answers for the first two words, though, and thought these would be really easy. I was happy to see that the word torrent was submitted by nine of you. Only one member got the word submerged correctly and only two got the word cobs correctly.
When people come at you with their worst, you should come at them with your best (advice given to Selena Gomez by her mother, quoted in Time magazine.)