Monsoon and Mangoes

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Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India
Friday, August 24, 2012

After a wonderful family celebration in Madurai, we temporarily parted company to spend a short time with our respective families.

M's visit to Mumbai in recent years has usually been late in the year, so it was a nice change to be in the city during the monsoon, albeit a weak one this year. There haven't been any serious downpours lasting 3-4 days nonstop and none severe enough to bring local trains to a grinding halt on flooded tracks, an annual occurrence in this city. Perhaps a wet September will make up for the deficit. But there have been intermittent mini-spells everyday and it has kept everything fresh and green. 

Another advantage of being here at this time of the year is the opportunity to indulge in delicious late-season mangoes. Need to re-think the timing of future visits to coincide with the mango season!


Didn't know you guys were in Mumbai. I was there at the same time. Would've been great to catch up.

If you are stopping in the DC area or anywhere nearby, give me a shout +1 (703) 994-2525. From Hari, on Sep 5, 2012 at 01:46PM
guys u missed thge real mumbai down pour by 3 days. It poured cats and dogs on Monday with traffic coming to stand still. Yet mumbaikars enjoying it From shankar, on Sep 5, 2012 at 05:56PM
Hi. Have any luck with your visas to central Asia? Looking forward to reading your blog again. From Pranav, on Sep 9, 2012 at 09:05PM
@Hari: Will do
@shankar: We missed the downpour in Delhi too (apparently a record of sorts of August) but we did wade through the floods :-)
@Pranav: We are doing alright with our visas. More hits than misses. Detailed posts yet to come. From Malini and Venkatesh, on Sep 18, 2012 at 03:27AM
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