Mumbai during the monsoons – July and August in particular – is magical everywhere but by the sea, it’s heavenly. The view is beautiful and one cannot but sit on wet sand or take a walk along the coast, to soak in the view. But, as these pictures show, how can one escape the stench, the filth and the garbage so very common in Indian metropolis? I wonder what happened to the ‘swachh Bharat’ (clean India) campaign so tom-tommed by the Prime Minister? Why haven’t we seen armies of ‘volunteers’ descend on this, the Juhu area of Mumbai, and other places, clean up? And what, if any, is the punishment for us as a nation of litterbugs? Maybe that’s why they say in India, ‘bhagwaan bharosey chalta hai'(the Almighty runs the country)! That rights true because if that were not the case, this vast nation would’ve chocked a long time ago.