Grey Mumbai

With the rain pelting heavily the last few days, life in Mumbai has been really chaotic especially for those on the road. Yesterday I had to actually make a detour on my way to Parel and eventually abandon my trip because the water just got deeper and deeper as I made my way to Saat …


When Vishnu goes to sleep

Today is the first day of Lord Vishnu’s holiday – a four month long break where he leaves us to fend for ourselves. Many Hindu women observe some kind of penance during this time and devote extra time for prayer to protect their families from harm. In Maharashtra this day is celebrated as Ashadhi Ekadashi …


On a rainy night close to midnight

After a delightful evening spent in the company of visiting cousins, daughter no.1 decided we should take the newest way home: the BWSL ( Bandra Worli Sea Link) or the WBSL ( Worli Bandra Sea Link) or the RGS ( Rajeev Gandhi Setu) or the VS ( Veer Sawarkar) Bridge or just simply THE BRIDGE …

Mumbai Diary

Monsoon Views

Ever since the monsoon broke over Mumbai, my father-in-law has been announcing that there is going to be a Tidal wave or a Tsunami around the 26th of June. So this morning when I was having a bath, I was alarmed to hear the cawing of crows and the screeching of parrots. Having heard that …


The Fury of a Mumbai Monsoon

In case you think this is somewhere in the countryside, you can think again. This violent gushing water is an overflowing manhole right at the bottom of Kemp’s Corner!