Sunday, July 31, 2005

Life in 944 mm

It seemed like a normal boring day at work....... I was working as usual inside my air-conditioned office .... unaware of the outside world..... suddenly my friends started complaining that their mobile service provider Orange was out of network.... I whipped my cell out of the pocket.... Thank God Airtel was working....

Rumours started making rounds that there was water logging everywhere...... This was enough to make me stop my work.... it was not because I was worried how to get home..... but it was out of sheer excitement.......

Finally, we decided to stay back in office and spend our night here..... I was not new to this idea..I have stayed back in office a couple of times before.... the only difference being this time I had company to stay back and no work pressure..... YIPPIE..... I thought this wil be a night to remember.... 26th July 2005...

But my hopes were dashed.... not because my Manager loaded me with work.. but because one of my friend... (should I name him...should I not)..TARUN.... was feeling sleepy.... Rest followed suit.... My other colleagues were watching the most acclaimed film of the year SARKAR

I had already watched it... had nothin else to do... so thought.... maybe I can finish off my pending work... yup this is Denzil....workin when no one else is.....I worked till 3:30 in the morn..and then dozed off in my chair...

I did not know how three hours flew by...Tarun, Pratichi and myself got up early in the morning (6:30)and walked all the way to the BEST bus stop... the bus frequency was bad....and the buses were crowded as if it was 6:30 in the evening... So gave up the idea of catching the bus... Walking all the way was the last thing on our minds....(LazyBums!!!)

Thanks for Pratichi and another girl... a kind lady offered a lift in her QUALIS ... It was a ride I will never forget... We saw some amazing sights on the way.....2 feet fish crossing the concrete road...(Beleive me ...I am not exaggerating)..... Cars parked in the Aarey Jungle.... looking as if they are coming out of the jungle... a 10 feet ditch right in the center of the road.... I wish I had the digital camera to capture these moments...

Well.... by now everyone knows the hardships...the island city Mumbai had to go through.... This picture says it all....


BESTBus

944mm rain in a single day.. a record of some sorts.... well, I want to thank all the people who helped us to reach home safely... and all the people who helped each other when help was needed the most... Long Live ....Mumbaikars!!!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

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andy said...

damn true man.. bombay rules.. even after all the shit! :)
we got stuck in dombivali and then had to walk all da way to thane..
rehan and kandusaar were with us too :) maja came!!

DENZIL said...

Hey Andy....

It must have been easy for Rehan to float around... with a tube around his belly....

Also Kandu is a Tarzan....

So it was easy for both of them....

REN3D said...

Haha, Denzil, you forgot to mention that we stuffed our with pastries from monginis.