Mumbai rains flashback: When Mumbaikars were all smiles during monsoons

Updated: Jun 22, 2019, 07:47 IST
  • Mumbai rains flashback: When Mumbaikars were all smiles during 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

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    Mumbaikars come out in droves to enjoy the rain and high tide at the Marine Drive promenade. Pic/Shadab Khan

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    Selfies are a must! A few women made the most of a monsoon-fuelled high tide, using it as the perfect backdrop for a selfie at Bandra Bandstand. Pic/Rane Ashish

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    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 and cosy weather. This couple, it seems, have found the perfect moment to steal a quick kiss. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar

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  • Mumbai rains flashback: When Mumbaikars were all smiles during monsoons

    The rains change the harsh skyline of Mumbai into one that harbours love and fun. And, what's better than snuggling under one umbrella to escape the rain just like this couple in the photo? 

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    This picture perfectly embodies the spirit of Mumbai -- never give up! This child trudges to school despite flooded streets. Why he didn't use it as an excuse and stay home, though, is still up for debate. Pics/Sameer Markande

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  • Mumbai rains flashback: When Mumbaikars were all smiles during monsoons

    The rains seem to lend the Maximum city as slight glisten of softness with rain drops adding to the charm of almost everything. This image capturing the raindrops on a metal railing in the city captures that emotion perfectly.

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    Staying fit is essential, no matter the condition -- these boys working out as it rains embodies the city's never-say-die spirit

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    A family makes the most of the rains by having a fun time along Marine Drive. The rains and sea spray not only makes it the best 'water-themed park' for kids but it's easy on the pocket too!

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    The joy that the season brings with it is unmatched. This candid photo of a girl dancing in the rain perfectly captures the excitement one feels. Pic/ Bipin Kokate

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    Marine Drive is the go-to spot for people to experience the true force of the sea. With the sea in full spate, gusty winds and rain lashing the city, the experience can be exhilarating. It sure looks like these boys are enjoying their free nature-fuelled ride. Pic/Sameer Abedi

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  • Mumbai rains flashback: When Mumbaikars were all smiles during monsoons

    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

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    What if you don't have an open ground to play football on during the rains? Marine Drive turns no one away. This little boy enjoys playing the game, as a policeman tries to escape the sea's spray

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    Mumbai rains are synonymous with pothole-ridden roads and traffic jams. But who said Mumbaikars don't have a funny bone? Monsoons have often shown that Mumbaikars can put a funny spin to almost everything.

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    Who needs a swimming pool when the rains convert your backyard into one in minutes. This picture of a boy playing on a water-logged street of Parel shows how Mumbai's citizens make the best of a bad situation. Pic/Tushar Satam

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  • Mumbai rains flashback: When Mumbaikars were all smiles during monsoons

    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 

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  • Mumbai rains flashback: When Mumbaikars were all smiles during monsoons

    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? 

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  • Mumbai rains flashback: When Mumbaikars were all smiles during monsoons

    But first, let's take a selfie! A couple make the most of flooded streets and heavy rains, using it as a powerful backdrop

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  • Mumbai rains flashback: When Mumbaikars were all smiles during monsoons

    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

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    Two women get splashed by the turbulent sea on Marine drive. The image is extremely impactful since it perfectly captures the monsoons of Mumbai

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About The Gallery

The Mumbai rains have yet been delayed for another 10 days according to the latest report by the weather bureau. Mumbaikars are known to make the best out of a bad situation. So as we eagerly await proper showers, here are some great images from the past of how Mumbaikars enjoyed the monsoons, despite the flooded streets and pothole-ridden roads

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