Sunday, September 14, 2008

Terror

It is becoming frighteningly familiar. Bombs placed at crowded areas, killing and injuring unsuspecting people. Breaking their lives apart. And causing that tremor in the minds of those not directly affected - will we be next?

Last evening, we had been to a popular shopping area close to our home. As we merged into the crowds, I couldn't help but feel uneasy. I found myself looking at dustbins - could there be a bomb in there?

If these events can get to a die-hard optimist like me, then it must be working. Terror seems to be taking root in our hearts. And I don't like it one bit.

5 comments:

Aditi said...

Right you are Shruthi. Today a colleague mentioned that when she hired a cab in the morning, the driver while keeping her bag asked her - "Madam, Bag to sahi hai na." She thought, he meant to check if he had put it properly in the boot. But no, a little later, she realized that he meant something else, when he said - "Aaj kal kuchch pata nahin. Poochchna parta hai." If not anything else it has made us all much more suspicious. And I don't like it one bit either. Nonetheless, when I see complete strangers running to help the injured when these incidents happen, I am sure we all know that the roots of human bonds run too deep to be interrupted by these cowardly acts.

Mama - Mia said...

true true.

but the point is we cant stop living the way we are!

and frankly, maybe if we are little more vigilante it might help! :)

cheers!

abha

jottingsnmusings said...

:( Me too! And we who are far away feel even more helpless and worried for our loved ones back home. I am not sure I will ever be able to happily shop in the crowded Mumbai markets I so loved as a child.

My mom is one brave woman though - each time after such incidents I tell her to avoid crowded places, her reply is the same - When my time comes, it will come. I can't stop living till then...

travel plaza said...

Terror sure has taken root in our hearts. And we folks who live so far away from home worry a great deal about our loved ones and dear friends all the time. I too am a die-hard optimist, but can't help feeling a little uneasy these days...

Kadalabal said...

i am sick of these attcks but how we are not able to control may be because our border are so loose and entry is very easy and there are people who shelter them an they can come to so interior places like bangalore it is a pity and we all must be ashamed of our security simply so weak and there is no will on govt part for political reasons vote bank politics
poor people loose their lives and their family will suffer all the lip sympathies will bot bring the departed soul and it will be disastrous if he or she is sole earning member for family

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