This photo is for my cousin Anjali, who lives in Ohio now. She gets nostalgic about Mumbai sometimes, and makes intermittent attempts to come back.
The floods are crazy these days, Anju. All it takes is a little rain for the flooding to begin.
Do you remember when school closed because of floods? Did you go ever go walking from school to home in a flood? I did once, and the highlight was that I found a dead cockroach floating in the water under King's Circle bridge, and totally freaked.
During yesterday's rains, I saw this woman walking - she had such a look of disgust on her face that it brought back those cockroach memories! As a matter of fact, I can still see the floating wings in my mind and that bloated brown body...aaaaaaaargh I'm freaking out again already!
Anju's parents are on their way to India this month, after several months in the US. So this second photo is for them.
.Welcome back to Mumbai! The Rain Gods are waiting for you!