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Seasons in India

It is common to say that there are 4 seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter). However such simplification hides the seasonal variety in various geographies.

Focusing on India, what is being taught and what is being experienced does not always match. India does have Monsoon as a distinct season. And Autumn and Winter are actually split across three seasons.

My attempt to present all the seasons aka Ritu in a simple manner that is easy to relate to and recall as the image above.

SpringSummerMonsoonAutumn Late Autumn
Winter
Vasanta
वसन्त
বসন্ত
ವಸಂತ
വസന്തം‌
ବସନ୍ତ
பின்பனி
వసంత
વસંત
Grīṣma
ग्रीष्म
গ্রীষ্ম
ಗ್ರೀಷ್ಮ
ഗ്രീഷ്മം
ଗ୍ରୀଷ୍ମ
இளவேனில்
గ్రీష్మ
ગ્રીષ્મ
Varṣā
वर्षा
বর্ষা
ವರ್ಷ
വര്‍ഷം‌
ବର୍ଷା
முதுவேனில்
వర్ష
વર્ષા
Sharad
शरद
শরৎ
ಶರದೃತು
ശരത്‌
ଶରତ
கார்
శరదృతువు
શરદ
Hemanta
हेमन्त
হেমন্ত
ಹೇಮಂತ
ഹേമന്തം‌
ହେମନ୍ତ
குளிர்
హేమంత
હેમંત
Śiśira
शिशिर
শীত
ಶಿಶಿರ
ശിശിരം‌
ଶୀତ
முன்பனி
శిశిర
શિશિર

Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ritu_(Indian_season) (yup, Wikipedia!)


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Dinker has over a decade of experience in building products across diverse domains such as Industrial Automation, Home Automation, Operating Systems, High Energy Particle Physics, Embedded Systems, Online Video Advertising, Messaging, K-12 education and Private Banking. He also founded Gungroo Software. He books '#ProMa: Product Management Tools, Methods & Some Off-the-wall Ideas' and 'The Neutrinos Are Coming and Other Stories' are available globally. He also manages adbhut.in, an Indian Sci-fi portal.