Ashamed, angry and hurt

Terror started in Mumbai last night at about 9:00p.m.

We were unaware till 11:00p.m until my husband received an SMS about the chain of terrorist attacks. We spent the next hour watching television. There were reports of hand grenade low-intensive blasts, open firing at Colaba, The Taj Hotel, The Trident, Madame Cama Hospital, Metro Cinema, Capitol Cinema, Leopold Cafe apart from those at Vile Parle and SantaCruz. These are face of Mumbai, the pride of Mumbaikars because they form the character of the city.

I am ashamed, angry and hurt that faceless and nameless cowards always look for soft targets. This time they took away some of the really good officers of the police squad.

I am ashamed of the legacy we are leaving behind for our children. I am angry because there is not much I can do, and I am hurt because 80 people who were innocent were killed - each one leaves behind a grieving family.

At times like this, one has to draw strength from within, and move on with resilience and empathy.