Rain drops on my window pane.
After experiencing a hot Mumbai summer, Mumbaikars wait for the city to get soaked with rain. It is amazing to see how the city’s ambiance changes as soon as the monsoon arrives. The same dusty & pale locations of Mumbai seem so vibrant & fresh when they get splashed with the showers from heaven! Recently Mumbai witnessed a crisis-situation when it rained heavily, literally paralysing the city for almost 2 days! But like it is in life, after the ‘dark’ clouds pass away everything seems fresh and hopeful. I thought of capturing Mumbai’s rain mood in form of photographs clicked at traffic signals or by auto click facility (if driving). The view is from the car’s left side window or front windshield view, as if I am giving a tour to my readers. Enjoy the tour!
Photo courtesy: Shraddha. C. Sankulkar
Wind chimes informing me the intensity of the cloud pushing wind.
Gauging the South Mumbai skyline for possibility of heavy rains before setting to work.
Hitting the roads amongst the buzzing traffic. Lord Ganesha idol my constant companion as I drive.
Here comes the Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formely known as Victoria Terminus) Clouds hovering over the UNESCO rated world heritage building.
The rain soaked Marine Drive promenade.
Chowpatty- Babulnath junction. The haze covered Mumbai skyline seen in the far distance.
An empty bench at Worli sea-face.
People enjoying the wind and showers by the Worli sea-face.
It’s a pleasure driving over the Worli-Bandra Sea Link as the car gets literally attacked by the wind and the rain drops from the heavens above..
Sweet Reflections of the by gone past!
Me with my ‘invisible readers/fans’ in my front seat!
On my way back home, stalled in the traffic.
Amidst the dazzling lights of the Bandra-Worli sea-link.
The unwiped windshield view during heavy showers.