How the Mumbaikar survived! has done a splendid job asking readers to send in their experiences on how they coped with the rain on Torrential Tuesday.

There are some heartwarming, some heartrending tales from the average Mumbaikar, but two things stand out. One: the terrific resilience of the Aam Aadmi. Two, the frustration and palpable anger of the Mumbaikar regarding taxpayers’ money not being channelled back into the city. Indeed. I read an article that mentioned that Mumbai accounts for 16% of income tax collections and 35% of corporate tax collection in the country. People are asking why not even a miniscule fraction of this money is plowed back into the city for the infrastructural development it so badly needs. Any anwers?

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