Thursday, June 12, 2008

Monsoon :'(

Monsoon started in Mumbai for a week now.
Some of you may say... 'rain, so what?'


Well, let me put it that way:
Yesterday coming back from a friend's house on my bicycle, I had to cross major flooded areas of Andheri-Kurla Road, the main east-west road in Andheri.
"Normally", the pools of water would be deep enough to wet your shoes and the bottom of your pants if you walk in them, but you'd be spared in your cycle.
No such luck!
Many pools were ~ 30 cm deep, getting my shoes wet. The worst was having my water up to my knees! If I were standing, that'd be mid-tigh.
Oh, and there is trash floating in that water too. I think/hope that no sewage pipe bursted at that point...
That rain is seriously impacting your life. Going anywhere becomes complicated, traffic slows to a crawl, and avoiding the pools of water becomes like walking through a labyrinth... going from point A to point B has never been so twisted.
Yet, many Indians LOVE monsoon. It has something to do with the child-like aspect of running around getting drenched and not caring.
I'll beta test that one at some point and let you know ;)

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