In recent years, Bombay has faced two ghastly acts of terrorism - the serial bombings on March 12, 1993 and August 26, 2003. In both cases the city was back on its feet within hours, offices remained open and life went on as normal.
However, come the rain and the city has started shutting down. Schools (and even some colleegs) have given students the day off and offices reported a 30-50% drop in attendance. Those who did venture out, left early - many offices formally told their employees to leave after 4. And yes, there is even a definite drop in partying - a sure-shot barometer of the city's spirit!!