Friday, May 18, 2007


Am sitting at the guest house, reading updates as the news unfolds. The tensions are rising throughout India, and I have cancelled my flight to Delhi. After the blast, the police reportedly shot into the crowd and killed and injured some people, so the tensions in the old city are even worse than they were right after the blast. Most of the ex-pats are staying in the guest house area, and we have been advised not to travel around the city. All of my office mates were advised to leave work as soon as possible to get home.

Situations like this remind anyone who has forgotten, including yours truly, that the peace in India is held together by a very thin thread which is ready to give out at any moment. Hopefully the tensions will die down throughout the next 24 hours.

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