Bombaywallah & Mumbaikar Discuss (1): Rains, Roads & Anxiety Attacks

Two friends – Bombaywallah and Mumbaikar – discuss the monsoon and the day when the sky fell down in Maximum City.

Bombaywallah: It has been raining so heavily, it seems as if the sky is falling down on Bombay. And the roads! Now there are only potholes in Bombay, no roads.

Mumbaikar: Actually, I’m not really worried about the potholes on the Mumbai roads; I’m worried about the potholes on the Mumbai flyovers.

Bombaywallah: Why?

Mumbaikar: Imagine this: the potholes on the flyovers become a little bigger, your car hits one and lo! there is no pothole anymore, only a fifty feet high hole in the flyover!

Bombaywallah: That’s really scary! My resolution for the month: I’ll not take any flyovers anymore!

Mumbaikar: And now imagine this: the potholes on the flyovers become a little bigger, my car hits one when your car is under the flyover and lo! there is no pothole anymore, only a fifty feet high hole in the flyover!

Mumbaikar was later seen rushing Bombaywallah to the emergency ward. Anxiety attack, I overheard.

Inspired by Overheard in New York and my Mumbai-Pune road trip two weeks back, this is where the ‘Bombaywallah & Mumbaikar Discuss‘ series started from. Incidentally, it seems that Mumbaikar hasn’t heard of the Hollow Earth Theory.

Read the other entries in the series here: (1), (2), (3), (4), (5).

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