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In Mumbai heavy rainfall is continuing.

Trains are not running.

I am trapped in office, can�t go anywhere.
 
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It is Highest rainfall in Indian History

http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/jul/27rain4.htm
 
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Thats bad for a business city like Mumbai.
Whats the weather forecast saying ? Will it hit again ?
 
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It's much worse here in Pune, many bridges, slums are under water!!!

- Manish
 
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What about the status of International flights to mumbai, does it get diverted to other cities still?
I also read somewhere that a village is Surrounded by water & there is no connectivity to that village ? Is it ok now ?
[ July 27, 2005: Message edited by: Srinivasa Raghavan ]
 
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Nah, I was wrong! B'bay is worse -- many ppl didn't reach their home yesterday and had to stay in their offices after work.

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Are the phone lines (land line/ wireless) down. I am trying to call to Mumbai. The number seems busy.

Any idea?

Thanks,
Trupti
 
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Now Bombay High has caught fire, my god its a bad day for Mumbai
 
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I have lived in Mumbai for more than 15 yrs. I never thought Mumbai could be flooded this bad. My dad is still at work for last 2 days. My sister walked from Andheri to Borvali- took about 20 hrs - waiting a temple and a friend's relatives place, walking for 5hrs. Many of my friends/relatives still @ work. I hope things get better asap.

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Originally posted by trupti nigam:
Are the phone lines (land line/ wireless) down. I am trying to call to Mumbai. The number seems busy.

Any idea?

Thanks,
Trupti



One of my friend is also trying to call back at home Bombay. It seems still telephone lines are not working.

Pune: I was worried when I first read Infosys and then IBM's mail to their employee. Thanks God, in Pune everything is fine and perfect.

Bombayites are the people who can manage anything and thats too efficiently.

All The Best Bombayites. :-)
 
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I took 14 hrs to travel from Lower Parel to Santacruz, Vakola.

I walked in chest-high water too.
[ July 28, 2005: Message edited by: Chetan Parekh ]
 
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Chetan, now you will always remember this monsoon.

Wish Bombay would never change.

Salaam Bombay
 
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Now telephones/internet have started working after 2 days.. . I was in one of the worst hit area.Fortunately I went back home immediately after learning that rain is not going to stop.Tuesday afternoon till Wednesday evening without eletricity,water,telephone network.!!
There are no open spaces where water can percolate.Additionally drainage,sewage system which were designed more than fifty years back can not withstand more than 10000000 population load.
 
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Devastating rain has again almost paralysed the city.


Holiday has been declared today.
Any other updates?
 
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Lots of damages everywhere. A friend of mine had 5 feet water in her house, her TV, Computer and lot of appliances have been damaged.

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Till recently people thought flood,draught,havoc was reserved only for Bangladesh.Last week many people experienced similar thing.Not only once but again now.People have lost the hope after chief minister declared "If rain cooprates with us,situation will be normal." People responsible for carrying out disaster management plan said "We did not imagine the rain of such magnitude"
Instead of finding the cause,media is showing the same populist news "Back to normal,Nature lost,people won.Its the sprit of people which runs the ciry " etc etc
 
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Originally posted by Arjunkumar Shastry:
Till recently people thought flood,draught,havoc was reserved only for Bangladesh.Last week many people experienced similar thing.Not only once but again now.People have lost the hope after chief minister declared "If rain cooprates with us,situation will be normal." People responsible for carrying out disaster management plan said "We did not imagine the rain of such magnitude"
Instead of finding the cause,media is showing the same populist news "Back to normal,Nature lost,people won.Its the sprit of people which runs the ciry " etc etc



Media, politicians and film stars are hand-in-glove. Dont believe them All channels have started useless dicussion boards for this one. CM is busy attending interviews and fooling people. Citizens are fooled as usual. Actress Koel mitra or what ever her name is was busy talking to media and saying that gov has not taken care of people etc. All media went behind her y'day instead of covering other things.
 
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http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/aug/01spec1.htm
 
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Instead of finding the cause,media is showing the same populist news "Back to normal,Nature lost,people won.Its the sprit of people which runs the ciry " etc etc



They are copying these thing by watching foriegn news.
 
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This situation is very pitiful.
I pray for things to turn to normalcy soon.

I was wondering if it is just me or if anyone else noticed that such an incident got only the desi curries speaking or expressing their views.

Guess its because most of the world is still glued to the television or other media as there were rumours about possible further attacks in the UK or whatever.
 
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Everybody, including media is blaming government and BMC.But really do not understand is it that easy to reach to the affected area with required aids when it was continuously raining ,all roads flooded , with no power on , no transportation.
As a responsible citizen of the country what do we do in these kind of circumstances?
Why Bollywood starts, Business tycoons ,social/private clubs and other relatively less affected Mumbaikars are not coming forward?
Shouldn’t media trace these people out and make them aware of their responsibility?

Many people has lost their homes. Many do not even have clothes, food, water to drink ..
But there are those who is more worried as their night life ,parties ,discos, pubs are spoiled because of a rain ?

Thank you !
Ravi.
 
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As somebody said Media, politicians and film stars are hand-in-glove.Police are not much different.BMC claims that it is one of the richest muncipal corporation.Its only under these kind of situation,their skills are tested.
 
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Why Bollywood starts, Business tycoons ,social/private clubs and other relatively less affected Mumbaikars are not coming forward?



I dont understand why people expect so much from bollywood. They are the most selfish and corrupt people.
 
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Originally posted by Pradip Bhat:
They are the most selfish and corrupt people.


Let us assume that in 2004 Govt decided that it would buy 100 trucks to carry away dead cows/buffaloes/goats/dogs etc in case of flood in Bombay.

Then we all would have been discussing that this was another way of making money for politicians because in Bombay it would never rain so much that 3000 cows would die in one day.
 
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Hi everyone,

Some of the posts in this thread are getting dangerously close to being "Not Nice". Please try to avoid making political statements or attacking anyone in this thread / forum / site.

Thanks, Andrew
 
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Hi

Kudos to people of mumbai for being so brave and confronting the situation with so much courage.

Andrews. we dont want to blame or pin point a single person for the natural disaster, but this is what is the fact today in mumbai. also the government could have been proactive when all are aware of the sort of rainfall mumbai faces every year. they could have made the arrangements accordingly. also it is learnt that they are charging Rs. 2000 for burying a single dead body.

Also I would like to add here that if you will go against nature then it would bounce back and show its fury. The low lying areas of kurla, kalina and sakinaka are built against the river (probably mithi river that is always dry) and when during this rainfall this river started growing and flowing, it washed away whatever came its way.

so all i can say is that this is 100% human mistake and not at all nature's disaster or cruelty of Rain God. Man forgets that there is something very powerful in this world, and that is nature and he should not play with it otherwise you can see the consequences. If you will build your houses inside the river then would it persist.

**Jaisi karni waisi bharni**
 
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Originally posted by Wild Flower:

Andrews. we dont want to blame or pin point a single person for the natural disaster, but this is what is the fact today in mumbai.
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so all i can say is that this is 100% human mistake and not at all nature's disaster or cruelty of Rain God.


 
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Originally posted by Wild Flower:
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**Jaisi karni waisi bharni**



Well, unfortunately many of us still believe in rather irrational beliefs. Many people who died were the ones who tried to help others. A friend's friend died in the car when he managed to save some 30-40 ppl by droppingthem home, and when he was on his way back, got elotrocuted. Often the ppl who suffer most are the people who go beyond themselves to help others...

There are things beyond our control and comprehension, but let's not put some skewed logic to such natural disasters.

rgds,
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Hi Wild Flower

Andrews. we dont want to blame or pin point a single person for the natural disaster, but this is what is the fact today in mumbai. also the government could have been proactive when all are aware of the sort of rainfall mumbai faces every year. they could have made the arrangements accordingly. also it is learnt that they are charging Rs. 2000 for burying a single dead body.

I can understand the sentiments expressed here, which is why I have not deleted anything. But, as I said, I am concerned that a few of the posts are getting close to being unfriendly, and I would like posters to take a step back and think if there is a friendlier way to say what they want to say.

but this is what is the fact today ...

Careful, or you may be asked to prove your facts .

While I have your attention, could you please take a look at the JavaRanch Official policy on registered names. Could you please change your displayed name here to meet the requirements of our policy?

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Originally posted by Andrew Monkhouse:
Hi Wild Flower Careful, or you may be asked to prove your facts .

While I have your attention, could you please take a look at the JavaRanch Official policy on registered names. Could you please change your displayed name here to meet the requirements of our policy?

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Sorry Andrew. I didn't read the policy on registered names before registering myself with javaranch. As you said, I am changing my display name. Thanks.
 
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Originally posted by Manish Hatwalne:


Well, unfortunately many of us still believe in rather irrational beliefs. Many people who died were the ones who tried to help others. A friend's friend died in the car when he managed to save some 30-40 ppl by droppingthem home, and when he was on his way back, got elotrocuted. Often the ppl who suffer most are the people who go beyond themselves to help others...

There are things beyond our control and comprehension, but let's not put some skewed logic to such natural disasters.

rgds,
- Manish



Manish. I agree with you that mainly people who have tried to helped others have suffered as you gave an example of your friend's friend. But do you think that whatever happened in mumbai is just the natural disaster and there is no contribution of human in it.
 
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