The lady returning from office carrying a load of fresh vegetables desperately waived to hail an auto. Today none seemed available.
The autowala smiled broadly. This had unexpected turned out to be his lucky day. He had received a steady stream of customers since early evening.
The vegetable vendor nudged his lazy son to get him to quickly construct a make-shift canopy of tarpaulin to protect his precious goods.
The bunch of college students returning from their coaching class, threw care to the winds and splashed about in the newly formed poodles, giggle and laughing, their hair plastered to their head, and t-shirts and jeans to their bodies.
The young girl exiting the brightly lit mall frowned at the overcast skies and muttered something to herself, sounding irate. If she wanted to get back home on time today, her brand new maroon shoes would have to be sacrificed.
The two kids walking on the pavement, stopped on their way to the football ground to investigate a small jumpy frog. Trying to capture it, they ended up chasing it into the drain running parallel to the pavement.
The man returning from office wondered if he needed to make a stop-over to the shoe store today. His leather shoes had begun making a strange squeaking sound. A substitute was definitely needed.
The cobbler, who sat at the street intersection, suddenly found he had a larger stack of old or broken umbrellas instead of his usual heap of shoes to repair.
The salesmen at Raj Novelty Store changed the window display to accommodate multi-colour raincoats and umbrellas in all possible shapes and sizes.
The dog shook his body vigorously, sprinkling droplets of water on all those around him and then ran along the road looking for a dry, comfortable place.
The beggar boy found his haven under a large banyan tree. He removed his drenched t-shirt, wringed it to squeeze the water out and then put it back on again.
All indications that the rains in Mumbai had officially arrived!