"Row row row your boat,
gently down the stream,
merrily merrily merrily merrily,
life is but a dream"
While this used to be just another nursery rhyme we learned at day school, it's now going to become the mode of transport for those in Bombay!
No kidding, just two days of rain and everything is clogged and the pace of the city is lost, 2 years ago on the 26th of July, we had this enormous amount of rainfall which literally brought life in this city to a standstill, and we're still struggling to be one up against the rain gods.
Every year, we hear promises about the new maintenance and drainage systems that are being "planned" and "implemented" but still it just isn't enough! It was raining since evening and by 8 pm all the roads will clogged and the auto rickshaws wouldn't work 'cause they couldn't wade through that water, trains were off schedule and people (like me) who were within walking distance from their homes had to wade through those waters on foot!
I'm now beginning to think that we should be re-scheduling our calendars and have two months of monsoon off instead of the summers!
And maybe i should be taking those long overdue swimming classes, it might just come in handy!
(The image is that of the waves lashing at one of the promenades)