The Great Deluge and other news
It was a sad day for Mumbai on tuesday the 26th of July. 944 mm of rain that claimed the lives of more than 350 Mumbaikars from all over the city. But it was also a time when the resilience of Mumabikars came to the fore. Ordinary people helped out those trapped, isolated or affected in any way by the floods that had submerged the city. Food, water and shelter was provided by compassionate residents to people that were complete strangers. I have been reading of many such stories in the papers and they are truly heart-warming.
We can debate about weather the govt. and BMC did enough to prevent this catastrophe but the fact is that their inaction after the event is pretty appalling. There are still parts of the city with no power and clean drinking water. We oursleves are having an acute water shortage because the municipal corporation has not resumed its supply but atleast our power situation seems to be stable. I guess this is what comes out of electing Govinda's to parliament.
The thing that worries me the most is the possibilty of an epidemic since there are many animal carcasses all over the city that are fast decaying and need to be disposed of very soon. I guess the BMC has its hands tied in this case because it first of all it is short on time and secondly it needs to find a place to dump all these carcasses!
Thankfully, no one i know was injured in the floods but my condolences go out to all those who have lost loved ones in this terrible tragedy. I also wish to salute the great spirit of Mumbaikars who have withstood yet another of the many calamities and tragedies that our magnificent city has been subjected too.
In other happenings i finally got to watch India play cricket after more than a year. Although they lost to Sri Lanka it was good to see them trashing the Windies today. The other day I watched Soojit Sircar's Yahaan and it wasnt too bad. The only thing is that my friends and I were too busy passing silly comments to actually watch the movie. It had some fighting and apne log bashing jihadi's and paki's and that was more than enough to satisfy me.
By the way, following up on my last post about London, I think they could take a few lessons from Mumbai on how to deal with adversity.