It’s been raining or rather pouring in Mumbai these last couple of days. It’s kinda like the infamous day (some 2 years ago) when Mumbai got about 980mm of rainfall in a matter of hours. This time round it wasn’t that bad, just about 440 mm of rainfall, but the flooding and panic was widespread. Even the area around where I live (being on small hillock, flooding hasn’t really mattered in the past) had parts of it under waist deep water.

This little problem of flooding I guess will continue to be there as long as people keep building haphazardly in Mumbai, with no consideration for open spaces, drainage etc. In-spite of having one of the worst open spaces to people ratio in India, it’s FSI that matters !

I guess only time will tell if the rain gods and convince us mere mortals to change our errant ways.

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