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Bomb blasts in Bangalore. Fuck.

July 26, 2008

This pisses me off.

A friend calls me and tells me about bombings near Brigade Road (I was near Brigade Road just then), and I scoffed. Everything was calm and nay a hurried Bangalorean in sight. I even saw a group of foreigners singing and playing the drums on MG Road for some reason. As I got into the auto though, drivers were informing each other and rattling off names… Kormangalum, Vittal Mallya Road, Hosur Road. I am a little amazed (but unsurprised) by the matter-of-fact public reaction. 3 people were killed. This is the second time I have wandered into some unsavory crap this month.

I am worried that folks back home will now needlessly stress about me. And I am worried about a friend who is traveling by train from Delhi to Bangalore tommorrow night. Suddenly all the irritations and angst that life has to offer reveal themselves. Like worms after the rain.

Update: Correction. One person killed. 9 bombs. 8 locations. I am gratified by the calm non-paranoia of the city.

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  1. July 28, 2008 4:25 am

    of all the commotion we had here, more than half was created by the so called 24X7 ‘news’ channels. I got really impressed by the way we bangalorians handled the whole situation…

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