Monday, August 6

a super heavy downpour in mumbai while rest of the country faces imminent drought

Like Cloud burst Watch "Super rain @ palm beach road, navi Mumbai" on YouTube Mumbai monsoons are famous for its sudden heavy downpours that seems to come from no where and will catch you off guard, drench you to the bones and then vanish all in a matter of few minutes. I have often been prey to its fury, but this time I got lucky to capture her in full glory. It was almost a cloudburst and was over within few minutes. While year 2012 monsoon seems to be doing well in mumbai, Gods haven't been kind to the rest of India as forecast continues to maintain a  near drought situation. Even Kerala, where monsoon is always at its best haven't seen much action and the wells are running dry. It's our collective failure that even after a very long history of droughts and floods, we still do not have an effective water management policy or a whole hearted approach by individuals and communities to adopt rain water harvesting. All that's been achieved have been a few isolated attempts by NGOs and communities many of which have been successfull but not yet adopted nationwide. Thought of sharing the vdo here for everyone love rain. It's shot with a  HTC desireHD so the AV quality is just average.