I spent last 2 days in the Jail, believe me it sucksÃ¢â‚¬Â¦hahaÃ¢â‚¬Â¦I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t mean that I was caught by police and locked up but what I meant was, due to heavy rains in Mumbai I had to spend 2 days in the office with other colleagues and it was like Jail onlyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.
Net connection was down (Whole TATA ISP was down, in fact its still down, just confirmed it with the guy in our office), Hathway was also down in our area…so could not connect to the net, there was no TV set also…so whole day we had to play games and sit in the office…
We grabbed some pizzas from Pizza Hut in the evening and then around 10.30 PM went for the dinner…we were expecting to get proper food but this rain proved us wrong…we went to couple of restaurants first and unfortunately, both were jam packed and closed, they were not allowing new people to let it because there was no food to serve more people, finally we got into restaurant called Vithal Bhelwala…it is very well known restaurant in the VT area…but there also we were told that, only Sevpuri, Bhelpuri and Pani Puri are available…so to survive some had sev puri and I had my favorite Pani Puri 😀
So now post dinner time…
On the first day we guys were very excited about it and had decided that we will play Counter Strike (CS) whole night and day, and we even played it…played around say…300+ times and finally we got fed up….played till 2.30 AM or so and then slept…
Couple of guys went to see what’s happening outside at 3.30 AM in the morning and they were shocked to see packed VT (CST) station and the subwayÃ¢â‚¬Â¦which were packed…people were sleeping / sitting everywhere and waiting for trains to start…
Some of the pics taken at around 3.30 AM…
This one was taken around 6 AM in the morning….it shows the status of water at different stations….
The pics were taken from my friend’s cell phone….
I got copy a of Indian Express to checkout whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s happening, only 2 English papers were out i.e Indian Express and Mid Day, newspaper guy said that, times of India wont come for 2 days since their press was flooded in the water….
I called up Home to find out whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s happening out there, they said our car was almost floating in the water…it was like mini ocean down thereÃ¢â‚¬Â¦no electricity, people from our society were helping people others which included school kids too….
I had a cup of coffee at VT station (which sucked big time, was full of water)…we somehow managed to spend whole day in the office…went for the movie Dus, I was thinking of watching movie Page 3 but then Hathway net connection started 🙂 so was surfing till 3 AM and then slept 🙂
I somehow managed to sleep on 2 chairs by keeping legs on 2nd one…it wasn’t comfortable at all but I managed it somehow…
Woke up around 6 AM, got good news that trains have been started between CST and Thane, so we all got the train at 7 AM, reached home by 830 AM and then slept, slept and slept :)…
So that was the story of my 2 day in the Jail which was a different kind of experience but it was good in the end 🙂
Some pages you can visit:
Marooned Mumbai – Images
Mumbai rain toll 273; state crosses 500
Mumbai Rains – Images
Hmm.. Good yaar you were fortunate that you didnt came in direct proximity .. The people around Andheri Santa Cruz Kurla .. They were worst affected .. I still dont know anything about my cousins .. They live at Santa Cruz .. No phone line is working still ..
Anyways .. Like Raaabo said it was a learning experience .. Congrates to you for coming out clean . … 😛 ..
Actually, 2 of my friends got stuck in Andheri and they somehow managed to return home safely..infact one of them came walking all the way from Andheri to Mulund…
It hardly rains at Chennai 😛 But I wish it did 😀
Even though this is unfortunate and hard , it’s a kind of experience everyone (or atleast me) wants to face through. Things like this happened at NY also, where there was total blackout and ppl had to sleep on streets and face the face kind of ordeal you guys faced.
Anyways.. you are safe 🙂
Good thing you were at CST and not in the areas that got 85cm rain. The Indian Express had an article titled “God is a Townie” in today’s Mumbai Newsline.
UGH!! 95 not 85. Sorry 😛
Well, this was my first visit to your blog ( found it in Nemi’s blogroll) and I was almost stupefied to see the title. Though is it some Munna Bhai’s blog. :p ..Lol.. 😉
Nice blog 😉 .. and yeah you were fortunate that these floods didn’t effect you much. Bad times for mumbaiites. Good that mumbai is returning to normalcy.
Remembering you today and the pizza party…chalen, phir se? lol..
hehe ha yaar how I can forget that day, wapi jana hai pizza khane? hehe come to Mulund Yaha khila deta hu but not again there hehe
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