I hope that you enjoy reading this post on the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where six of us write on the same topic. Today’s topic was chosen by Padmum, who will however not be writing the week’s LBC post due to other preoccupations. The five other bloggers who write regularly are, in alphabetical order, gaelikaa, Maxi, Paul, Shackman, and The Old Fossil. Do drop in on their blogs and see what their take is on this week’s topic. Since some of them may post late, do give some allowance for that too!
Say wind in India and the two monsoons come to mind. The South West Monsoon and the North East Monsoon. Both are India’s lifelines and if either or both fail, we have major problems till the next monsoon.
havaban harde
Another use for the word wind is of course the common passing of wind which is a natural phenomenon but which raises laughter whenever it is mentioned. In India various native remedies are used to relieve stubborn wind unwilling to leave one’s system and this is one of the famous ones called hava ban harde.

And the winds of change that song talks about came about with very significant impact on mankind, but new developents have brought back the old cynicism. And where has that idealism gone?

There are of course winds of change that currently occupy everyone’s mind like the Climate change, Income inequality, Arab Spring, The Ukrainian revolution the LGBT revolution and so on so forth but some very odd trends that would appear to have some serious impact on society in the future are the following.

Male victims of domestic violence.

The sexual revolution in Europe.

Women’s lib in Africa.

And men are suddenly feeling threatened!

There are some other developments that can be included here but I leave it to the imagination of my readers to decide on those topics now that I have given a pointer to how my mind views winds of change.

Lastly let me use the word wind again to wind up this post or should it be wind down?
winding down

23 thoughts on “Winds.”

  1. Wow, Scorpions made it to India! One of Alexander’s (my brother) favourite bands. Don’t know how many times he has seen them live. That’s groupies for you.

    Your clip also showing an aspect of some types of music, so much underappreciated: Social comment. If only people listened to the lyrics instead of complaining about the “decibels”.

    Any of the subjects you raise with your links worth it. Though doubt very much the ‘domestic violence against men’ issue. Unless the man is emasculated (by what means I do not know) no woman ever stands much of a chance (physically) against an angry man unless she knows how to use a key (my secret weapon). Popular wisdom goes, and I agree with it, that a woman’s weapon is her tongue. Oh my god. Many times have I felt sorry for men. And it wasn’t even my tongue. Because, luckily, I am intelligent AND compassionate enough to know when to hold it. Mind you, if worst comes to worse: Stand behind the door with a rolling pin. Wooden.

    As to wind: I hate it. Which is the reason I live in England and – just to make sure I get as much as possible of it – close to the coast.

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    1. India has been a big market for all popular music for decades Ursula. I narrowly missed attending a live performance by the Scorpions way back in the late eighties but had a great collection of their music in tapes and then in CDs but now do not listen to any music.

      You will find that Indians normally overwhelmed with hundreds of film songs, will naturally drift towards learning the lyrics. Manjiree for instance amazes me with her repertoire of both Hindi and English songs.

  2. The best way to relieve stubborn wind, is to get down on hands and knees, lean forward until your face touches the ground – as if you were looking for a coin that rolled under the sofa/couch. Bingo! No more pain or wind and it costs nothing!
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  3. Perhaps it has to do with where I live but the word ‘winds’ seems to have a less than desirable connotation when it’s part of any conversation. Where I live its prevalent in thunderstorms as ‘straight-line winds’ or even worse, ‘tornados’. In the winter winds make it seem much colder than it really is, referred to as ‘wind chill’, it makes life miserable.

    But oddly enough, if you tone down the winds and redefine them as “breezes”, life in general becomes much more palatable. ‘Breeze’ is such a much more benign form of the word ‘wind’ and almost always presents itself in some measure of pleasure.

    The term ‘winds of change’ seems to be the only use of wind that suggests that some measure of hope from its presence will manifest itself for the good. But even then, you’ve got what, at best a 50/50 chance of an outcome that you personally see as positive. Winds of change can begat peace or they can begat war and so as it is with wind, you are never sure what the end result will be until the wind has subsided.
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    1. We use the word breeze quite freely too. For instance Mumbai residents as other coastal cities residents will enjoy sea breeze twice a day. We inlanders enjoy the cool mountain breezes!

      Yes winds of change for positives and bodes ill for negatives is what we use here too.

  4. fantastic song and melancholy whistling. that always gets me.
    how odd. wilson… i mean alan g and i were just talking of that the other day. you hardly ever hear it and it’s always so moving to me.
    it’s fascinating what’s happening all over the world right now. sociology being ‘stood on its ear’ so to speak! and with the internet … nothing is overlooked anymore so everything seems to be escalated. will be interesting to see where it all leads. hope i live long enough to see the whole show!
    and note to ursula…
    i too adore alpha males. it’s the ones who murder and rape and pillage that bhb and i were referring to removing.
    well. maybe i should just speak for myself!
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  5. English is difficult because a word can have two entirely different meanings. Ex. The wind rustles the leaves. Let’s wind down.

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