Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Into darkness.

One moment they were watching the hypnotic sway of the handles, thinking of going home to a dry set of clothes, and hot food. The next moment there was darkness.
Shattered lives, destroyed dreams.
But yet, life goes on in Mumbai.
Hope the families of the dead find the strength to live on.
Hope the injured recover soon. Both physically as well as mentally.
More info at Mumbai Help.

12 comments:

Sri Harsha said...

:(

Nirwa said...

It is sad indeed. I wish India would take some firm stand on terrorism now, without having any strings attached!

It's about time the national leaders give assurance to people that the country is in safe hands.

Peace,

Nirwa

RK said...

Really sad to see hundreds of innocent people getting killed. But Mumbai has the will to return to normal very quickly. It recuperates from such shocks very fast.
I have a few posts on this dastardly act. Do visit my site for more.

chitra said...

Hoon....howdu! And blasts in Srinagar as well.... too much to put it down to co-incidence!

Inder said...

yeah. sad indeed. but, life goes on...

Srik said...

We need to learn from Russians who doesnt give any time, if they come across something like this, before they attaack terrorist camps. We need to understand why we've gifted 1/3rd of Kashmir to Pak? We need to know why the Bangladeshi immigrants are granted illegal citizenship of India, votes?? power?? money??!! Shameful.

travel plaza said...

Hope God gives all those affected the courage to move on....

Hiren said...

What happened was sad but the spirit of Mumbai remains alive.

Sujit said...

what has happend is really sad!.. hope the count of dead do not increase and then city comes back to life as early, as possible!..

Sachin said...

Hi Shruthi, have not been on my blog for quite a while now. Never got down to it. Hope you are good

Tuesday was a bad day for us.

It is difficult to escape the fact that almost 85% of us Mumbaikars use the local train to commute to and from work everyday. It was a matter of chance that on this day I got a little late at work and did not venture out at my regular time. I could have been easily been in the very same coach that was blown apart. So many poeple I know travel along with me in those cramped and overcrowded gents first class coaches, so many of them have perished or are grieviously injured, some for life. :(

My wife was in a ladies first class coach right next to the gents first class. The blasts happened in the 4 trains following her train and the one train just ahead of hers, one that she let go only because it was crowded and she was tired and wanted a seat.

Just goes to show how life has changed in Mumbai to being something as flimsy as walking on a cliff's edge with a chasm on both sides....

Wish we were still in the Satyuga when a uttered curse did have effects!!! Only then could there be a chance that the perpetuators get punished as they deserve!!!

Maverick said...

life will never be the same again for some people.i just hope this uprise against terrorism which has started wont die down n will flush away atleast a speck of terrorism, this had to start someday.

Shruthi said...

Everybody: Thank you all for your comments. Not only is this trend disturbing, but deeply saddening.

Sachin: That was a very close shave! I am so glad that everything is fine. Phew! I shudder to think of what could have happened. All these incidents keep happening, but this one touched me the most for that very reason - that the western line was what I used most. Only during the weekends, but still! It was very familiar, very close to me. And it was even more so to you!
Once again, thank heavens that everything is all right.

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