Thursday, November 27, 2008
The new world we live in.
It is so easy to forget the terror that exists in this world. After 9-11, for many months the world was a different place for me. With time we all moved on but yesterday the world became that scary place again. I first read about the Mumbai events on facebook and then followed up on BBC and CNN. At first i didnt realize the magnitude of this event as India in the past year has had a series of unfortunate attacks. This hit home as they were targeting folks with American and British passports. The target locations - Hotel Taj, Oberoi, Cafe Leopold and the Shivaji railway station are prime tourist locations in Mumbai. Back in 2003 when Amit and I went to India to get married we remember having a meal at Cafe Leopold. Its scary to know that the place we enjoyed so much was now a scene of terror. My prayers are with the families who lost their loved ones and with my friends and family in Mumbai - I really hope the people responsible for this terror are punished for their doings. Indians in the past have been very resilient and have moved on to prove that they will not be terrorized by such events. It takes a lot of strength and courage not to live in fear and my best wishes are with all the people of Mumbai in this difficult time.