Mumbai monsoons: The magic and the tragic

22-Jul-2017
  • Stranded overnight commuters hopefully watch from the foot overbridge for train services to resume after 24 hours of disruption due to heavy rains on August 23, 1997, causing chaos in the city. Pic/AFP
    Stranded overnight commuters hopefully watch from the foot overbridge for train services to resume after 24 hours of disruption due to heavy rains on August 23, 1997, causing chaos in the city. Pic/AFP
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  • A father plays with his two little daughters in a flooded children's park on June 20, 1997 as heavy rains lashed the port city. Pic/AFP
    A father plays with his two little daughters in a flooded children's park on June 20, 1997 as heavy rains lashed the port city. Pic/AFP
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  • A kerosene vendor's bullockcart is caught between heavy vehicles on a flooded street on September 12, 1999 in central Mumbai. Pic/AFP
    A kerosene vendor's bullockcart is caught between heavy vehicles on a flooded street on September 12, 1999 in central Mumbai. Pic/AFP
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  • Two school boys sit on the edge of a bridge washed-out by floodwaters at Chimbipada village in Thane district 89 kms from Mumbai on June 29, 2002. Pic/AFP
    Two school boys sit on the edge of a bridge washed-out by floodwaters at Chimbipada village in Thane district 89 kms from Mumbai on June 29, 2002. Pic/AFP
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  • Children peer from the window of their house, as the water level rises following heavy rains in Mumbai on August 4, 2004. Pic/AFP
    Children peer from the window of their house, as the water level rises following heavy rains in Mumbai on August 4, 2004. Pic/AFP
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  • A dabbawala pushes a handcart across a flooded street on August 2, 2004. Pic/AFP
    A dabbawala pushes a handcart across a flooded street on August 2, 2004. Pic/AFP
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  • A banana vendor is passed by a pedestrian while standing under an umbrella as she waits in the rains for customers along Marine Drive in Mumbai on May 31, 2006. Pic/AFP
    A banana vendor is passed by a pedestrian while standing under an umbrella as she waits in the rains for customers along Marine Drive in Mumbai on May 31, 2006. Pic/AFP
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  • A couple gets intimate as heavy rains play cupid at Bandstand, Bandra in Mumbai on July 11, 2013. Pic/Satyajit Desai
    A couple gets intimate as heavy rains play cupid at Bandstand, Bandra in Mumbai on July 11, 2013. Pic/Satyajit Desai
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  • This was the scene at Evershine City in Vasai (east) after incessant rains lashed the city on July 30, 2011. Pic/Sundari Iyer
    This was the scene at Evershine City in Vasai (east) after incessant rains lashed the city on July 30, 2011. Pic/Sundari Iyer
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  • Commuters inside train coaches observe waterlogging at Currey Road Station on June 16, 2013. Pic/Atul Kamble
    Commuters inside train coaches observe waterlogging at Currey Road Station on June 16, 2013. Pic/Atul Kamble
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  • An Indian woman feeds pigeons in front of the landmark Gateway of India monument following monsoon rains in Mumbai on June 16, 2010. Pic/AFP
    An Indian woman feeds pigeons in front of the landmark Gateway of India monument following monsoon rains in Mumbai on June 16, 2010. Pic/AFP
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  • Kids at Lalbaug brave their way to school amidst heavy downpour on June 14, 2010. Pic/Satyajit Desai
    Kids at Lalbaug brave their way to school amidst heavy downpour on June 14, 2010. Pic/Satyajit Desai
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  • Heavy rains triggered a landslide in Ghatkopar’s Milind Nagar slums on August 17, 2010. Incidents of landslides are rather common in the city during monsoons
    Heavy rains triggered a landslide in Ghatkopar’s Milind Nagar slums on August 17, 2010. Incidents of landslides are rather common in the city during monsoons
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  • A boy enjoys the first rains of the year at Juhu Chowpatty, on June 16, 2011. Pic/Rane Ashish
    A boy enjoys the first rains of the year at Juhu Chowpatty, on June 16, 2011. Pic/Rane Ashish
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  • Potholes are an inseparable aspect of Mumbai monsoons. This one was spotted at the Senapati Bapat Marg bridge near Dadar station on July 15, 2011. Pic/Nimesh Dave
    Potholes are an inseparable aspect of Mumbai monsoons. This one was spotted at the Senapati Bapat Marg bridge near Dadar station on July 15, 2011. Pic/Nimesh Dave
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  • A two-storeyed building housing a garment factory collapsed in Bhiwandi, Thane on July 4, 2013, unable to withstand the heavy rains. Pic/Sameer Markande
    A two-storeyed building housing a garment factory collapsed in Bhiwandi, Thane on July 4, 2013, unable to withstand the heavy rains. Pic/Sameer Markande
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  • Tree falls are also common during rains in the city. The one in picture got uprooted near K.C. College in Churchgate, Mumbai on June 16, 2013
    Tree falls are also common during rains in the city. The one in picture got uprooted near K.C. College in Churchgate, Mumbai on June 16, 2013
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  • A fruit seller chews an apple as she waits for customers during heavy rains in Mumbai on August 13, 2013. Pic/AFP
    A fruit seller chews an apple as she waits for customers during heavy rains in Mumbai on August 13, 2013. Pic/AFP
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  • A youngster does some tricks with his cycle in Dadar on July 9, 2014. Pic/Satyajit Desai
    A youngster does some tricks with his cycle in Dadar on July 9, 2014. Pic/Satyajit Desai
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  • Is there any Mumbaikar who hasn’t had this umbrella experience? A man at Juhu beach on July 15, 2014. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
    Is there any Mumbaikar who hasn’t had this umbrella experience? A man at Juhu beach on July 15, 2014. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
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