"[T]he most tragic thing is that for the first time ever they are targeting big-time foreigners and five star hotels. ... There have been a lot of bomb blasts in India and they normally target marketplaces and the poorer society."
Chloe Papazahariakis from Australia, about to be married to an Indian in Bombay, quoted in MidDay, November 27 2008.
I don't know, Chloe, but it was pretty tragic before too.
Update: Chloe's thoughts are available, in full, here.
Part of an SMS that's making the rounds (in different versions, I've already got it three times) -- offered verbatim:
Where is Raj Thackeray's "brave" Sena? Raj, why did you not send them to fight the terrorists, the REAL outsiders? If they wanted to show their capabilities then they should have taken on the outsiders instead of targetting helpless cabbies and shop owners.
"My powers of empathy, my ability to reach into another's heart, cannot penetrate the blank stares of those who would murder innocents with such serene satisfaction."
Barack Obama, Dreams From My Father.
Worth a thought, now and always.