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Friday, July 6

Is Monsoon Fun or Tragedy???

I came to India, Pune, 5 years back. For first two year there was not so much rain. I still remember the 1st rainy day. I was at my college hostel. I had lots of fun playing with 1st rain till it stopped along with my friends. This was one way to welcome the Monsoon. One of my friends told.


Since last three years it rained pretty well during rainy season and this year it is more than enough. It has been raining day and night from last couple of weeks. There was not a single day I didn’t get wet. I am now fed up with this exhausting rain and waiting eagerly for a day for the Sun to smile. Hope so do all.


Mumbai, one Metro City of India (just around 200kms far from Pune), has been affected lot due to rain this year also. The rain that lashed Mumbai incessantly, submerging large parts of the city and bringing it to a standstill, has broken all records.


The rain that lashed Mumbai incessantly for the last 24 hours, submerging large parts of the city and bringing it to a standstill, has broken all records. From 8.30 a.m on Tuesday to the same time on Wednesday, Mumbai's suburbs recorded an unprecedented rainfall of 944.2 mm, exceeding the previous high of the world's wettest place, Cherrapunjee, which received 838.2 mm on July 12, 1910. Mumbai's highest till now, recorded more than 30 years ago on July 5, 1974, was 575.6 mm in the city (Colaba) and 375.2 mm in the suburbs (Santa Cruz), the weather bureau said.


From 8.30 a.m on Tuesday to the same time on Wednesday, Mumbai's suburbs recorded an unprecedented rainfall of 944.2 mm, exceeding the previous high of the world's wettest place, Cherrapunjee, which received 838.2 mm on July 12, 1910. Mumbai's highest till now, recorded more than 30 years ago on July 5, 1974, was 575.6 mm in the city (Colaba) and 375.2 mm in the suburbs (Santa Cruz), the weather bureau said.


The Record Breaking downpour not only made the record in mm but also took away the life of hundreds(385 till date) affecting thousands of family and caused loss of millions.


Here are the few pictures elaborating affected life in Mumbai due to rain!!



The Monsoon is initially taken as fun and relief from scorching summer. It’s now being great tragedy in daily life. Nobody can make the guess how much tragic is this Monsoon going to be. Lets pray for the God: “ Its enough now.”

Probably!! The Couple with largest number of children

Mohammed Ishaq and Bismillah from Mewat, Harayana, India who got married 1976AD were blessed with their 23rd child last week only. The little one, born last week and named Shabira, is the darling of her parents and her 22 siblings in a nondescript village, Akera, in the backward Mewat region of Haryana.


Mohd Ishaq doesn't remember the names of his 23 kids or even recognize all of them. Yet, he is all set to welcome his 24th child next year."I find it very difficult to remember their names as they all look the same," he said.

Mohammed Ishaq and Bismillah with thier children


Speaking to MiD DAY, a happy and delighted father, Mohammad Ishaq said, "Yeh toh sab Allah ki den hai, agar hamara chaubiswa baccha agle sal hua toh woh bhi hum Allah ki den samjhenge.” (All this is Allah's gift. If we get a 24th child next year, we will welcome it too)"


Bismillah the mother of 23 children hopes that her children will take care of her. "I feed my children chicken, mutton and chivda, with my daughters helping me in the cooking," she says.

Bismillah with Shabira

Do they have no idea of Family Planning or are they doing Anti-Family Planning Campaign?? Whatever it may be, they are going to make world record soon.


Source::ZeeNews.com,nriworld.in








Tuesday, July 3

Probably Last Photo from World Trade Center!!

I don't even have any words to say....


A photo from a camera with pictures that had been taken on the trade building of a tourist and the plane is heading behind him to hit the building. The camera was found by rescue workers and developed. I received this e-mail from a retired firefighter neighbor of ours who received it from a firefighter he worked with in Coronado, CA. He volunteered to be on the search and rescue mission and is there for 10 days. It is hard to believe it when you see it and wonder if the person taking the picture realized the plane was going to hit the center. They still don't know who the person is.