Archive for September 13th, 2008

September 13, 2008

In which terrorists attack my city

(Contains geography)

Yesterday in the afternoon I met Neha in Connaught Place*. Beverages were consumed and we phoned Jai, who had just returned from a trip to Palika Bazar. I then decided to stay in Connaught Place and look for new jeans (much required) instead of going to the M-block market (much closer to where I live) for them. I walked along Barakhamba Road for a bit, bought new jeans, walked the entire inner-circle of CP looking for autos, cursed lack of said autos, and finally got home just in time to look presentable before dinner guests arrived.

Today, bombs have gone off in multiple parts of Connaught Place (in the central park, a couple on Barakhamba Road, and I think one inside Palika Bazar? Not including the ones that were found and defused) and M-block market, as well as in Ghaffar Market in Karol Bagh.

I was lucky. Other people weren’t. And I’m angry, and not really ready to write in any sort of meaningful or intelligent way about this. And I hope everyone reading this is alright, and your families and everyone you know.

*Interesting how none of the news reports even mentions “Rajiv Chowk”