Thursday, July 28, 2005

Mumbai in trouble

I'm back home for a holiday, and its been really terrible watching Mumbai on TV. While I am glad that I wasn't among those stuck in the rain, it was really sad to watch the great city paralyzed and helpless. While the resilient Mumbaikar spirit will ensure that everything will be up and running as early as possible, its high time the government did something to equip the city to avoid catastrophes such as this.

2 comments:

ahiri said...

i wanted to email and find out how you were , but my id is noe defunct .

Ranjani

Prakriti said...

I waded through chest deep waters for 4 and a half hours. Walked through saki naka(which later claimed 30 lives) to reach andheri east. The whole journey from Bhandup to Andheri took 10 hours.


I was extremely lucky. People who got out an hour later still hadn't reached home till the next evening!

I always wonder what would you have done in a situation like that. Stuck on the roads at a moment like this, one just HAD to get into dirty water and walk. And walk. And walk.

Somehow I just cannot imagine you like that! Too prima donna in my imagination, perhaps.