My friend Amin, whom I wrote about here and whose Sneha Travels I link to via "Amin for your travel needs" in the right sidebar, had an unusual Valentine's Day. (Most of this account paraphrased from a phone call and a message I got).
He was driving home on his motorbike on the highway, passing through Andheri. A woman had stopped her car on the highway. She chose to open her door just as he was passing. It hit him hard on his thigh, and the impact flung him onto the road divider, where he also hurt his chest and hand badly.
Amin took a passing rickshaw and went to Holy Family Hospital. When he reached there, his breathing was shallow and his heartbeat irregular, in addition to his wounds. For those reasons, they put him in the ICU to observe him for a day. XRays revealed no broken bones and by the end of the day he was feeling better except for the wounds.
This morning the hospital discharged Amin. He went to the police station, where he got a call about a talk he was supposed to give at a meeting of a local social service organization. He went there still bandaged and in his hospital clothes, gave the talk and then returned home.
He's at home, recovering. And all of us who know him are breathing a little easier.
Oh yes. What about the woman, you want to know? After Amin fell, she said sorry and drove away.