Someone please help Mumbai!

by Vinaya HS on July 5, 2006

in The Mumbai Blog,The SP Jain Blog

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Scenes from our college hostel.

Believe it or not, there even was a sofa floating by on Igdah Road (this road, or what’s left of it, exists in between the two compound walls in the top right image [Row 1, Column 2]). The huge property, worth several crores, on the far side belongs to SBI. It’s now a swimming pool. On the way back from college, one of my classmates even had a snake to keep him company. There’s a small lake on campus. When it rains, like it is now, the wildlife living within the lake are subjected to a forced migration and hence on to our path. Our hostel was almost cut-off from the rest of the world. We now know what a refugee camp feels like.

All through the day, we heard reports about flooding all over Mumbai. On SV Road, people had to cross the road clinging on to a rope. It’s a pretty bad situation. You have to witness this for yourself to even comprehend it.

Someone please help Mumbai!




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anoop July 5, 2006 at 8:18 PM

Hope the authorities take action immediately…shet a sad story..of our drainage system in india..

Vinayak July 5, 2006 at 11:12 PM

I too am from this new refuge camp! At dinner time, we were so happy when the Vrindavan(hotel nearby) guy came with our parcels that we flocked around him just like those refugees who run below the choppers that drop off aid relief ….a scene i will never forget!! SP Jain is indeed teaching us the true nature of life:)

Raj July 6, 2006 at 8:39 AM

Yup, the situation is pretty bad, isn’t it?

I hope it stops raining soon cos thatz the only solution. Its strange that people on TV were saying that the authority has done a good job in the last one year.

Shruthi July 6, 2006 at 1:02 PM

Imbécile! Are you crazy? Why don’t you come to Bangalore till the situation in Mumbai stabilizes? Or are you enjoying it there?

tgfi July 7, 2006 at 9:05 PM

thought i’ll do some reverse cannibalization and leave you a comment here. :-)
i imagine things have settled down in mumbai now. those pics brought back memories of last year when i was home, and we suffered the 7/27? deluge…

Smiling Girl July 10, 2006 at 3:34 PM

Arey waah.. Ipanema girl on ur blog.. Thats a good one!!:)

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