7 blasts in Bangalore.....16 in Ahmedabad....2 car bombs found and diffused in Surat. Well planned and perfectly coordinated to create panic and chaos. A letter sent to a media company claiming responsibility for the same. Achievement - zilch.
After I got through the first few minutes of worry and contacted the few I know in the respective cities, the futility of it all hit me. 40 odd dead....200 injured. And what gained? The chaos that the culprits wanted did not reign. The effort was full - the mail claiming responsibility also said that this was a revenge for Gujarat (presumably the 2002 riots). Must have hoped that people will suddenly turn to their illogical evil sides and take to the streets creating mayhem. What happened? People went home and slept. Gujarat riots are a topic I avoid for fear of rambling on with sentimentality stuffed in. But I truly think that people are just sick of this crap. They dont really care about politics and are becoming immune to the voilence that tries to stir such emotions. At least I hope so.
For all who were there in those times, hope your families are well. This too shall pass.