What Can Save a Sinking Mumbai? Elon Musk’s Thai Cave Rescue Submarine

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What Can Save a Sinking Mumbai? Elon Musk’s Thai Cave Rescue Submarine

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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his year’s monsoon has been auspicious for Mumbaikars, who otherwise must suffer through the non-festival Ashada month without any chuttis. It all started with a good ol’ bridge collapse in Andheri, which gave one half of the city a reason to stay home and still get paid. To the unlucky Mumbaikars who were feeling left out, the BMC’s Rain God heard your prayers and decided to deliver – fresh cracks were spotted on the bridge at Grant Road station, giving townies a good reason to sit at home and watch the rain bounce off their posh property.

The entire city may have been locked up in the confines of their panic rooms, but Mumbaikars won’t let go of that never-say-die spirit. They are spending their days nourishing themselves for the weeks of traffic to come, with a hot cup of ginger tea and an oilful of pakoras (the fried treats having become more easily available thanks to the current government’s pakora employment plan). For the first time in the city’s history, its infrastructure seemed to be working in the residents’ favour. That is until the arrival of ek faltu aadmi, Elon Musk.

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