Rain drops on my window pane.

After experiencing a hot Mumbai summer, finally Mumbaikars were relieved with the first heavy showers over the last weekend. It is amazing to see how the city’s ambiance changes as soon as the monsoon arrives. The same locations seem so very different when rain soaked.  While conceptualizing this article I imagined my readers being seated on my car’s front seat while I drove from South Mumbai to Andheri (a buzzing suburb in North Mumbai)- a total distance of 25 Kms. The following photographs were 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 on my way to work on a Wednesday afternoon. 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 promonade

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.