Everyone knows about the blasts in Mumbai. News channels are full of the latest buzz about it. But there is something else that I want to share about the blasts. No I was not an eye-witness to any of the blasts nor was I anywhere in the vicinity of the blast site. But still there is something more important (I feel) that needs to be talked (discussed) about!
I had heard a lot about the spirit of Mumbaikars. Yesterday (and today) I got a chance to see and feel it. It made me very proud at that point to be a part of India. Tragedy strikes but people here know how to keep it aside, move forward and get on with life.Like nothing happened. Over the news when you see it, it such a big thing but here when you actually face the real scenario, you realize that this is something that is so awfully familiar to people here that they don't even waste a minute thinking or reacting over it. They brush it aside like any other event of a day.
It takes a lot of courage to develop an attitude like this one. To joke about an incident of this nature, some people might find it insensitive and even offensive but according to me it just means that you have hardened and adapted yourself so well to the situation that it now fails to bother or impact you!
I salute the Never Say Die spirit of MUMBAI!!
p.s Moving ahead, the rains here are drivin me nuts. So heres a letter I wrote to the, well umm Rains!