Thank you all! I must inform you that we lost two of Tina’s jijaji’s friends (yes, he skipped the dinner and was thus saved!) who were shot in Leopold, while a third is struggling with four shots to the leg. Also, two very close friends were trapped in the Taj hotel all night and evacuated this morning; cdnt mention this y’day due to security reasons.
Rintu, I too feel that if all good citizens get together in a show of strength and muscle, then people wd not dare to offend this country again. We cd be peaceful from within, see them all as part of Brahman, and then skin the buggers alive!!! 🙂 i think Krishna wd like that!
I feel in this respect that our police and army have done a sterling job under the circumstances, and deserve more respect than they get — too often their hands are tied.
While I was working in the North-East for several years, I met an Army officer who told me that if they were given the permission, they could eliminate all terrorists/insurgents within two years — yet they were under “orders from higher-ups” not to act!! It’s a huge web of corruption and treason which goes to the highest levels of our so-called leadership, and needless to say it is the common man who suffers quietly.
Last night a friend of ours stayed over, this morning at nine am her driver unexpectedly came to fetch her! When we scolded him for venturing out, he said, “yeh sab to hota hi rahta hai” — it was an ironic balance of resignation and resilience.
We Bombayites-Mumbaikars will go to work tomorrow, we will shop, we will watch movies. I shall sing to celebrate the 75th birthday of a very good friend of mine — if those dumbasses thought they would create panic, then they obviously thought wrong — all they have created is a vow to avenge, to fight back and to ensure that at least the citizens of India shall uphold her honour, even if her leaders cannot!