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Monsoon Advances

The monsoons which hit India every year had two arms. One arm progresses along the west coast and the other through the east coast. Both of them start off at the same time. Both these branches are now “actively moving”:http://www.rediff.com/news/2003/jun/18rain.htm up the country bringing in rains to most of the states including “Rajasthan”:http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/02192019.htm.

Usually one day in a year, the rains hit real bad in Mumbai submerging railway tracks and thus bringing the city to a complete standstill.

“Heavy rain throws life out of gear in Mumbai”:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?msid=33379

bq. “I could not even get on a train because people were hanging on to windows, doors and roofs,” said Manu Kumar, a stock market analyst, who returned home after trying to get on a train for more than an hour.

The next major city awaiting rains is Delhi.

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