It Almost Rained

Bright summer day

Week after week the sun was beating down on us, breeze was at a standstill, clouds playing truant. And the weekend passed off, hot and stuffy, with most of us preferring to remain indoors.

Monday dawned bright as ever. The day took on its harshness of the summer heat. But ... by afternoon it did not seem as hot as the other days. Before evening, those who ventured out could feel a pleasant breeze caressing their bodies. Looking up at the sky one could see stary cloud formations, and the sky acquiring a dull grey colour from the earlier bright blue.

There was a slight promise of rain. A stary raindrop touched the skin now and then, the breeze was picking up resulting leaves and taking away the sweat. Those who had the sensitivity and will power to stop work and step out could experience a cool evening after many days. Those who had the time and inclination to lean back and admire the sky could see beautiful shades of grey and white intermingling with the golden hue of the setting sun. But most other city folks continue with their work, oblivious of what nature was offering them free of cost. Maybe some turned off their air-conditioners or reduced the fan speed- but kept busy with "important" work.

It almost rained, but it actually did not. Nature perhaps was teasing us, and telling us that the best things in life are free - if you have the ability to enjoy them. The beautiful evening melted into a calm and cool night. The next day dawned on a softer hue, the sky was still in a naughty mood, playing with colours, dancing with the clouds. But when nature saw that humans are too busy to even step out, the heat started picking up. And it became another typical hot summer day.

FREE Online Psychological Counselling by Banjara Academy for anyone, anywhere in the world FREE online counselling for the depressed

  • Are you stressed about your child?
  • Is your marriage in trouble?
  • Are you stressed about your education?
  • Do you feel overwhelmed by anxiety and fear?

Just mail your counsellor now, sharing your problems, your worries, your anxieties, your fears. Your counsellor will reply to you, and be there for you until you need her to help you cope and get going.

Sreedhar, Director of Online Courses and Online Counselling by email of Banjara AcademyLeading Banjara Academy's online email counselling team of volunteer-counsellors, I realize it is not an easy task reaching out to a person one has never met, never seen, without the added advantage of gestures, eye contact, a gentle reassuring touch, tone of voice and yet providing empathy, positive strokes, making the person feel heard and understood.

With the aid of only written words, it is quite a task building trust, making people open up and share and helping them cope and feel better. So when in many instances they write back saying thank you and that they feel so much better, the feeling one gets is priceless and incomparable - knowing one has done something right, something good!

Hats off to all the volunteeer-counsellors of Banjara Academy who have been carrying on this work silently, anonymously for the last couple of years. Truly commendable! - Sreedhar MA

Our Online Counselling Courses: Features

Banjara Academy's online counselling courses have the following advantages:

  • Open to all - any age (over 18 years), anywhere, any walk of life –
    do check out the succesful students of our online counselling courses
  • Do it from home(anywhere in the world)
  • Do it in your spare/free time.
  • Do it in 6 months to 1 year, International Graduate Diploma in Counselling Skills (IGDCS)
  • Do it in 3 - 5 months, Certification in Student Counselling (CSC)
For any information on Banjara's online counselling courses, CALL Sreedhar, 09901625390.
  • Interactive Course
  • Online questionnaires
  • Online assignments
  • Online assessment
  • Video Lectures
  • Audio Lectures
  • Case Studies/Practical Work
This website was initially conceived and designed by the late Sitaram N
Copyright © 2014 www.banjaraacademy.org. Creative Commons License
Except where otherwise noted, the Content of the Website of Banjara Academy - the text, the audios, the videos, the images - contributed by Dr Ali Khwaja and his team of volunteers at Banjara Academy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.