Torrential rains have submerged several parts of Chennai and its suburbs. Normal life stands disrupted while army, navy and teams of NDRF are doing the rescue operations on war footing.

The rains, according to The Indian Express, have broken a 100-year-old record. But even in these times of strife, humanity is shining through. Here are a few pictures straight out of Chennai:

Straight out of Waterworld

But why worry when you can bulldoze through trouble

And at least your best friend won’t leave your side

The police has stepped up but it is anything but easy

Food remains a priority


The Army is doing its bit as well


There has been little respite though…

Source: Twitter

Still they soldier on… because they must

Source: PTI