“Aaj Chutti Hai Kya?” What Use is Mumbai’s Rain if it Doesn’t Cripple the City?

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“Aaj Chutti Hai Kya?” What Use is Mumbai’s Rain if it Doesn’t Cripple the City?

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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n what has come to be a depressing annual tradition, a footover bridge in Andheri collapsed as rains unleashed havoc in parts of Mumbai. Roads were flooded, schools declared holidays, the BMC kept its yearly promise of being incompetent, and the spirit of Mumbai was evoked yet again. After a dull and slow Monday, people woke up to a terrific Tuesday, as office WhatsApp groups were flooded with that one question that we all want to ask every monsoon morning: “Aaj chutti hai kya?”

Wednesday gave us some hope. The Mumbai police tweeted about the cracked bridge at Grant Road. And all we could think of was, “Aaj bhi chutti hai kya?”

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