This week the rains have played havoc with my city. It rained incessantly for 3 days and a railway overhead bridge came crashing down.
The tracks were flooded and the suburban railway service was disrupted. Flights were delayed and the roads became rivers in many places.
At certain parts, roads caved in !
And earlier in the monsoon, even a plane crash landed in a vacant plot in one part of the city. This may or may not have been due to the rain but one of the reasons cited was poor visibility.
Huddled up at home, or stuck while commuting, there were jokes and quips galore. All of them bemoaning the plight of Mumbaikars. I am reproducing one below:
Mumbai is known as a city which does not sleep.
Now it will be known as a city where during rains
1. U cannot take shelter under a tree as the tree might fall on u
2. U caanot walk on the road as u might fall into an open manhole or have a plane fall on u
3. U cannot drive on the road as the road might cave in.
So this morning’s sky although overcast was a welcome relief from the gloom and doom.The images here are taken today.
What sums this season best is this image of a man looking out at the sea, with rain beating down his frail umbrella.
This picture was taken at the beginning of the week when the rains had just begun pounding the city.
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