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Saturday, August 06, 2005

The Rain that Did Not Discriminate

Kalpana Sharma in The Hindu, on Mumbai's work ethic, and the rain that did not discriminate:
People in the rest of the country, who saw images of hordes of people in Mumbai patiently making their way through waist deep water, must have been puzzled. Were Mumbaikars crazy to step out in such weather? But what those images illustrate is an ethic, perhaps unique to the people of Mumbai. It is their determination to get to work, and their belief that they can get back home, rain or shine.