Monsoon Ready Mumbai!

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“The rains are late this year”
“But how do they behave here in Bangalore?”
“As in?
“Matlab, are they like the Mumbai monsoons?

Heavy, unstoppable, lovable and hate-able at the same time, over-flowing across the city, causing schools to shut down at times, bringing a natural and unmissable smile on everyone’s face. Good mood takes over, the sun goes on a vacation, the trees take nice long baths to reveal their true greens, vadapavs and bhajjis, cuttings and ice-creams give a new high, highways glisten and the innumerable potholes fill themselves with water, then drivers splash that very water on pedestrians who are jumping to save themselves from it. Bikers leave their bikes at home – or wear a ‘full raincoat’ – a plastic pant and shirt to work! (it’s the invention of the century!)

Everyone leaves the house knowing they’ll get wet – autos, taxis, buses, trains – there is no escaping the wetness. Even if you do manage to get to a cab dry – the wet seat will treat your backside to a morning surprise! Umbrellas are known to be useless to Mumbaikars, the wind makes sure it either turns over or you generally can save just your head with it. And, every monsoon most of us forget at least one umbrella at one place or another…and then crib about it through out the season.

News of the lakes ‘filling up fast’ and ‘over-flowing’ always brings about that extra cheer in the city that gets all its drinking water thanks to the ‘kaale badal’ that wrap the city for 2-3 months every year. And we should be deeply grateful to them.

When monsoons arrive, everyone’s facebook status acts like a welcome sign for relief from heat! But with traffic jams, potholes, trains running late, wet clothes never drying up, same plastic shoes have to be worn everyday, pants rolled up, keechad-keechad everywhere – the gorgeous monsoons can be borne only for a limited period of time. Most of us are wishing for the clouds to “move on” pretty soon 🙂

That’s my Mumbai monsoons… are the rains here – anything like it?

Mumbai Rainy Sea Image sent to us by MumbaiMag reader Roma Lakhani

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Born in Delhi, brought up in Mumbai, ex-radio presenter, recently married, new to Bangalore, procrastinator, wanna-be bitch, can kill kids who ruin her afternoon naps with cricket screams.

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Divya Sharda

Divya Sharda
Born in Delhi, brought up in Mumbai, ex-radio presenter, recently married, new to Bangalore, procrastinator, wanna-be bitch, can kill kids who ruin her afternoon naps with cricket screams.