In Photos: How Rains Brought The ‘Maximum City’ To A Standstill

Posted by Momin Mobeen Khan in PhotoNama, Society
August 31, 2017

“Musalsal baarish khidkiyon pe achhi lagti hai chhatay pe nahi”
(Relentless rains feel good on a window, not on an umbrella).

Such was the situation when the widely known romance between Mumbaikars and the rains turned sour. In no time, hundreds of people were stranded throughout the city and the system went for a toss. The city that never sleeps drifted off.
The lifeline: The Mumbai Local was full of stories. Stories that no rain could dampen.

Mumbai rains; Colourful as always. (Location: Santacruz West)
Mumbai doesn’t mind pausing to catch a moment. (Location: Santacruz West)
People as they took cover. (Location: Santacruz West)
The lifeline: The Mumbai Local came to a halt. (Location: Santacruz West)
Some turned back to find other ways to get home. (Location: Santacruz West)
The eager wait. (Location: Andheri West)
The never ending delay. (Location: Andheri West)
The time better be useful. (Location: Andheri West)
After hours. (Location: Andheri West)
Refuge. (Location: Andheri West)
Brainstorming; When will we be home? (Location: Andheri West)
Finally, the arrival. People could head back home (towards Churchgate) only after 2 AM. (Location: Goregaon West)
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