117. TRAVELS IN INDIA. Kamathipura, Mumbai. The monsoon season sees short, intense downpours every hour or so. People on the streets know it will end in minutes so they take shelter where they can, huddling together under an awning or a tree. It makes for interesting social collisions. The astonishing humidity of Mumbai brings some odd sensations, climbing into damp bed sheets being one of the least enjoyable. It is not unusual to have ankle-deep torrents running down the street, which makes riding a scooter with 8 inch wheels very interesting–and by interesting I mean dangerous.