Monsoon Magic: When Mumbaikars enjoyed the rains, Mumbai style

Jun 09, 2018, 15:50 IST
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    What's Mumbai rains if not playing around in mud? Youngsters play football in slush after heavy rains in the city. Pics/PTI, AFP

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    Monsoon is undoubtedly a time to get romantic, and Mumbai couples always enjoy the rains. Here a couple strike a pose during a rainy evening at Marine Drive. Pic/Sneha Kharabe

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    Threat to life means nothing to the average Mumbaikar keen on recreating those 'filmy moments'. People brave the possibility of being washed away during high tide to enjoy themselves at the Marine Drive promenade following heavy showers in Mumbai

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    Come high tide or hell, Mumbaikars will continue to risk life for love and selfies. People enjoy themselves during high tide at the Marine Drive promenade following heavy rainfall in Mumbai

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    Mumbai rains also see Mumbaikars innovate and use whatever protection available to take care of themselves and their own. Here a grandfather shelters his grandson under a cloth as they walk through heavy rainfall in Mulund. Pic/Sameer Markande

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    Monsoon sees the child in everyone come out. A child enjoys the rains at a Sion playground a couple of years back. Pic/Atul Kamble

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    Water-logged train tracks may mean hell for commuters, but not children who enjoy themselves after trains come to a halt. Here some children frolic at Sion railway station after a spell of heavy showers. Pic/Sayed Sameer Abedi

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    How about spraying others? Mumbai Police keep a watch during a high tide at the Marine Drive promenade following the heavy showers in Mumbai

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    What the muck! A rider takes part in a practice session on Sunday ahead of the Gulf Monsoon Scooter rally in Mumbai

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    What do you do on a rainy day? People enjoy a high tide at the Marine Drive promenade following the heavy showers in Mumbai

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    Muck is good. Youngsters enjoy themselves at Shivaji Park in Dadar a couple of years back. Pic/Mayuresh Palyekar

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    Come rain or shine, sportsmen never stop. Riders take part in a practice session ahead of the 28th edition of the Gulf Monsoon Scooter Rally in Mumbai

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    Monsoon is the season when gangs of boys miss school to brave waves and enjoy the sea front. Here some schoolkids seem to be playing 'tag team' some years ago

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    What's Mumbai rains without a stroll along the sea front? Here a Mumbaikar takes a walk along the sea front during showers in Mumbai

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    Mumbaikars celebrate the rains through song and dance. Here a little girl in Malabar Hill enjoys the showers by dancing. Pic/Bipin Kokate

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    A field full of mud is a paradise for young sportsmen. Here some young men are caught having fun playing the beautiful game at Shivaji Park, Dadar, a couple of years back. Pic/Rane Ashish

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    It's the best time to let things slide! Here a boy on his bicycle takes a tumble on a wet field at Dadar's Shivaji Park a couple of years back. Pic/Rane Ashish

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About The Gallery

Heavy rains across Mumbai may have caused a bit of a havoc during the week. But while rains are a pain for many, for some it's the season to be jolly. We go back in time to see how some Mumbaikars are uplifted by the spirit of the monsoons over the years

 

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