With the weather department expecting intense rainfall in Mumbai for the next four to six hours, the city’s police department has cautioned citizens. As rains waterlogged several roads throughout the night, the Mumbai police department has notified citizens not to venture out unless necessary.
“As per the weather forecast, Intense spells of rain are likely to continue in the next 4 hours and heavy to weighty rainfall in the next 24 hours. We request Mumbaikars to take adequate precautions & ensure safety. #Dial100 in case of any emergency,” Mumbai Police said on Twitter. The police department also released a list of areas where traffic was affected. SV Road Andheri Subway, Siddheshwar mandir jetty in Malad, SV Road, Behram Baug in Jogeshwari, Hanuman Nagar and Akurli, Road in Kandivali east, Sardar Pratap Singh, Sankool Janta market at
Bhandup, Link Road Inorbit and Infinity Mall complete stretch, Kings Circle on Eastern Express Highway, Kanjurmarg West and Gandhi Nagar, Jankalyan Nagar at Malad West, JVLR Western Suburbs Vikhroli Road connecting Western and Eastern Express Highways, Netaji Palkar Chowk, JB Nagar Andheri East, Kandivali east station road, Dahisar Highway near check post, Hindmata near Dadar, and Samta Nagar in Kandivali East are some roads affected by intense rainfall in the financial capital. Meanwhile, several flights were canceled on Saturday in Mumbai due to heavy rains while many public buses were diverted. According to the weather department, not just Mumbai but other states, including Gujarat and Odisha, are also on alert as there is a high possibility of heavy rainfall. There is no “right” way to travel, especially regarding the number of partners you choose to travel with as you explore the world. Yes, if you travel with others, you should only travel with those
whose presence you enjoy. And yes, I’d argue you’ll have a lot more fun traveling with some close and adventurous friends rather than traveling through a foreign destination with a group of tourists who barely want to leave the hotel. But, assuming you make a few wise choices regarding the company you keep, there are unique benefits hidden in traveling with one person, three people, or a dozen people. Not that you need to travel with anyone else. Traveling alone often outclasses anything you’ll experience traveling with others- intense in its highs and lows. It is sincere in its connections and its loneliness. Passionate in its opportunities for building confidence and extreme options for dealing with doubt and fear. This intensity of the often-conflicting experience makes traveling alone for an extended period an absolute necessity for everyone.
Travel is About Growth A quick aside.
Intensity may put some people off; I’ve used to drum up traveling alone. I understand this. An intense experience can be uncomfortable to think about. But an intense experience is often more painful to think about than to live through. But our discomfort surrounding intensity lies at the heart of every growth opportunity we ever encounter. We grow the most when we feel most alive and push through vague anxieties to expand our sphere of comfortable action. In other words, you shouldn’t avoid the intense experiences and the discomfort they temporarily produce- you should run towards them.
Sometimes traveling is about enjoying yourself, but at its heart, spanning the world is about running towards intensity, embracing discomfort, and expanding your world. So yes, the thought of traveling alone can sometimes feel scary. That’s the point. Don’t use this fear as an excuse to live in a smaller world than you need to.
When you travel alone, your experiences will swing wildly back and forth between being deeply social and deeply lonesome. Often, the tone of your experiences changes overnight. One night, you meet some new friends you spend hours and hours with as you talk, explore, and bare your souls- as you get drunk together and dance together and wander foreign streets late at night together, unbeatable at the moment. The next day, they leave, and so does the last person you know in your current location, and you’re alone again. At that moment, you can be active and reach out and meet others, but you’ll feel shocked how often, at that moment, you’d rather spend your time alone.