Mumbai rains: How Mumbaikars are making the most of the monsoons
The monsoons in Mumbai bring a lot of good and bad with it. But one awesome benefit of the showers are these wonderful waterfalls that sprout up on the outskirts of the city -- making it the perfect place to enjoy the season. Once such waterfall was at Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Borivli where revellers enjoyed a rain dance under a gushing waterfall. Pic/Nimesh Dave
Mumbaikars come out in droves to enjoy the rain and high tide at the Marine Drive promenade. Pic/Shadab Khan
Selfies are a must! A few women made the most of a monsoon-fuelled high tide, using it as the perfect backfrop for a selfie at Bandra Bandstand. Pic/Rane Ashish
The monsoons are probably one of the most romantic times of the year. It is also when most couples flock to marine drive to enjoy the rains, high-tide and romantic weather. This couple, it seems, have found the perfect moment to steal a quick kiss. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
The rains change the harsh skyline of Mumbai into one that harbours love, romance and passion. And, what's better than snuggling under one unbrella to escape the rain?
This picture perfectly embodies the spirit of Mumbai -- never give up. This child trudges to schoold despite flooded streets. Why he didn't use it as an excuse and stay home, though, is still up for debate. Pics/Sameer Markande
The rains seem to lend the Maximum city as slight glisten of softness with rain drops adding to the charm of almost everyting. This image capturing the raindops on a metal railing in the city captures that emotion perfectly.
Staying fit is essential, no matter the condition -- these boys working out as it rains embodies the city's spirit of never say die
A family makes the most of the rains by having a fun time along marine drive. The rains and sea spray not only make it the best water-themed park for kids but it's easy on the pocket too
The joy that the season brings with it is unmatched, and this girl dancing in the rain perfectly captures the excitement one feels. Pic/ Bipin Kokate
Marine drive is the go-to spot for people to experience the power of nature. With the sea in full spate, gusty winds and rain lashing the city, the experience can be exillarating -- some may even say as much as a theme park. It sure looks like these boys are enjoying their free nature-fuelled ride. Pic/Sameer Abedi
Playing football (or any sport, for that matter) in the rains is an absolute must! It's fun, messy and exciting... all rolled into one -- and these Mumbaikars know how to make the most of a flooded patch of open space
What if you dont have an open grownd to play football on during the rains, marine drive turns no one away. This little boy enjoys playing the game, as a police man tries to escape the sea's spray
Mumbai rains are synonymous with pothole-ridden roads and traffic jams. But who said Mumbaikars don't have a funny bone? With the failures of the BMC's thrown in their face via videos, this season's monsoons have shown that Mumbaikars can put a funny spin on almost everything.
Who needs a swimming pool when the rains convert your backyard into one in minutes. This picture of a boy playing in waterlogged street of Parel shows how Mumbai's citizens make the best of a bad situation. Pic/Tushar Satam
There is nothing better than dancing in the rain -- especially if it is to welcome the first shower of the season. These kids dancing their hearts out on the streets of Mumbai is just picture perfect
If you loved jumping in puddles as a child, you probably remember how much fun it was! But imagine if your entire city morphed into one giant puddle in the rains?
But first lets take a selfie! A couple make the most of flooded streets and heavy rains, using it as a powerful backdrop
Who needs a water-themed park when you have the sea and heavy rains? Mumbaikar families flock to Marine drive to enjoy the weather and all that it has to offer