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!