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Travel Monsoon in Kerala

Womenfolk wait by the beach, aluminium vessels in hand, bidding for each batch.

Wall of Rain - The monsoon makes landfall

On Adimalathura Beach on the southwest coast of Kerala, ARATI KUMAR RAO lay in wait for the southwest monsoon and watched, shutter clicking furiously, as the great wall of rain made landfall in an enormous, life-giving torrent.

Arati Kumar Rao is a writer and photographer based in Bangalore. View more of her work at her website