Photos: Slums dwellers at Versova beach battle high tide

Versova beach
As monsoon approaches, residents of the slums along Versova beach keep an eye on the rising tide, which threatens to wash away shanties. Pics/Suresh Karkera

It’s not long before the high tide sweeps in, wreaking havoc everywhere. Locals rush out to salvage what they can before it gets washed out in the waves.
It’s not long before the high tide sweeps in, wreaking havoc everywhere. Locals rush out to salvage what they can before it gets washed out in the waves

Versova beach


The waves press on relentless, as the slum dwellers try to protect their very homes and shops from being demolished

Versova beach
When the waves finally recede, they start putting their lives back together until the next tide comes in. Even the animals keep pace, reluctant to leave their human masters, even though they all know this is a battle they cannot win

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