November 27, 2008

Bombay meri jaan

This isn't the first terror attack in Mumbai. But it is the first time that I am completely speechless about the enormity of the attack. God bless the brave police and navy men who are still working hard to end this trauma.

This is intolerable. I wish I had joined the armed forces and could have been some use to my country.

Update, 11/29: The fighting is at last over. I still cant fathom the reality of this incident. Have finally heard back from all the friends I was trying to contact in Bombay, and at least that worry has gone. I am still heartbroken about the devastation- many beautiful memories of that city remain with me, though I haven't visited in many years now. However, now that this incident has occurred, I think it is time to go back, and show my faith in this city I love so much.

If you have lost a loved one or suffered a loss, please know that I and many others pray for you everyday. Let us all be strong and figure out how we can participate in strengthening Bombay's confidence.



7 comments:

theBollywoodFan said...

'Intolerable' is the correct word, Shweta. I'm afraid we've been saying this (in Bombay at least) for too long. :'(

bollyviewer said...

Mumbai seems to be getting a rough time all round. Hope things calm down and the violence doesnt spread. I'm almost scared to check the news anymore!

Priyanka said...

Yes, speechless is a sadly appropriate sentiment in this situation. While applauding the immense courage and bravery of our soldiers in bringing fellow and foreign citizens to safety, what happens afterwards? Will politicians blamestorm or actually work together to find an effective internal solution?

ajnabi said...

I was away from my home all day and my family kept asking me, "Why are you staring at your phone?" because I kept checking for fresh new horror updates. :-( It's heartbreaking.

Shweta Mehrotra Gahlawat said...

All: I hope your friend and loves ones in the city are OK. Its been a nightmare for everyone, but I am afraid the healing will take longer than these three days.

memsaab said...

It really reminds me so much of 9/11...so EVIL and confrontational. Is very sad.

Shweta Mehrotra Gahlawat said...

Yeah I am so heartbroken. It must be v hard for folks there.