The aftermath of the rains in Maharashtra
Astrologers are going to hastily revise their predictions.
Environmentalists, scientists, writers in National Geographic and other folks will claim that this is one more proof of global warming and the effects of pollution. Libertarians will claim that the latter has nothing to do with it and it is part of a regular cycle that happens every million or so years.
Blog wars on the eviction of slum dwellers will result in Dilip D'Souza[PBUH] and Ravikiran[PBUH] fighting a duel on Mahim causeway. Little street urchins and other Baker Street irregulars will sell tickets: dus ka teen, dus ka teen. Amit Varma [PBUH]will cover it live for Cricinfo. Zigackly will create one more group blog. Dina Mehta will report the duel on Skype as an interesting social experiment. Friends of Dilip will create a wikipedia article on the event.
NGOs will predict cholera, malaria and ask for millions of $ in funds. Lots of papers will be written in journals. The Khadi Jhola types will attempt to make everyone else feel guilt-ier than thou.
Lit bloggers will polish their keyboards and begin life with renewed hope. All of them will commence operations on their next book. All of them will choose the title, "Love and flooding in Bombay". All of them will be rejected by publishers and will wait for the next big event.
Delhi-ites will envy Bombayites. They always do. Bloody wannabes.
Life goes on.