The eight blasts in Bangalore have thrown the city out of gear and it is very unfortunate that terrorists have started resorting to such cowardly acts to psyche people. The discussion is not about whether it is a low intensity or a high internsity act and how many casualities were there..Its sad that it happenned and we only hope the authorities ensure that it doesnt happen again. My thanks to those who inquired on my wellness and I do hope that fellow Bangaloreans are safe and healthy ..I was on the way to the railway station to catch my train to Madras and I am now posting this from the sunny city. I am travelling again tomorrow and will be back to the blogging world within a week to ten days..Until then , take care and have a safe weekend


  1. vishesh 26 July, 2008 at 11:20 Reply

    it was really really bad what happened….what causes these ppl to act in such a way is what i wld like to know….

    hope u are alright…

  2. sukku 26 July, 2008 at 13:39 Reply

    Thank God you are safe and I know it is a cowardly thing to do, 8 bomb blasts is not a joke and when I was in Hyderabad, there were bomb blast too, but I see that there is no respite or means to counter these blasts by intellegence works as I believe everything is done on an ad hoc basis(the State Security). It’s fire fighting everywhere and it’s always the reaction after the blast and there is no guarantee that these activities would be stopped. What I see is that the poor public is held at ransom. My sympathy to the victims.
    Take care.

  3. Anu 26 July, 2008 at 22:40 Reply

    Lakshmi, glad to hear your safe. I was rattled and then angry at the riots. Bangalore was in my opinion one of the most peaceful and beautiful places I had been in

  4. Indrani 27 July, 2008 at 10:12 Reply

    I really can’t understand what these people are achieving by such acts.

    BTW Google has launched Knol (I have blogged on this). I think you can make a few entries, the immense amount of info hat you have on some places. Do let me know what u think of it.:)

  5. GMG 28 July, 2008 at 04:36 Reply

    Hi Lakshmi!
    Sorry for the absence and the delay these last weeks, but unfortunately it wasn’t due to some summer holidays… ;))
    Glad to see that you’re ok! Things are getting worse and worse everywhere, it seems… ;(
    Thanks for your comments on Blogtrotter, now at the MoMA for Art and New York lovers! Hope you enjoy and wish you a great week! I’ll try to get back here with some more time during the week!

  6. AJEYA RAO 28 July, 2008 at 09:53 Reply

    Very True Lakshmi, We cannot ignore this as Low intensity bomb…We cannot say the same to family of the one’s who died or got injured. I am glad to know you are safe. I was at my office in Bidadi (Out of city limits) while the news broke.

  7. dharmabum 28 July, 2008 at 10:41 Reply

    they can kill a few human beings, but they can’t destroy our spirit.

    read the article on germany – wonderful, as always. and felt envious, as always again 🙂

  8. Nomadic Matt 28 July, 2008 at 14:17 Reply

    I heard about this on the news…it’s tragic. everything about it is tragic….glad you are safe though.

    Enjoy your travels….looking forward to hearing about your adventures.

  9. mark 28 July, 2008 at 21:14 Reply

    L: it is tragic…so much suffering…when i saw this in the newspaper here in new york i immediately thought of you…glad that you are ok

  10. Anonymous 28 July, 2008 at 22:53 Reply

    Well what happened is sad but the spirit of Bangalore is high. As i read somewhere ‘Even the bomb blasts could not take the BANG out of BANGalore’.

  11. Merisi 31 July, 2008 at 14:02 Reply

    My heart goes out to you, your fellow citizens, and all you have lost loved ones or experienced injuries. It is so sad that there are people who think nothing of killing fellow human beings.

  12. Lakshmi 1 August, 2008 at 13:30 Reply

    Thanks everyone for all your wishes and concern ..its unfortunate that India is being besieged by terror forces and they are creating panic and disaster everywhere .Its sad and futile .The Ahmedabad blasts followed Bangalore and that brought in more tragedy ..Where ever I travelled in the last few days, there was heavy security – at temples, railway stations – even inside trains where dogs were sniffing for bombs..the spirit is not broken .but will life be for the victims ?

  13. Sivaram Kannan 2 August, 2008 at 10:24 Reply

    My view in to bangalore blast: The aim of the blast is not create human loss, it is no big deal for whoever planted those bomb to have made it much more powerful than this. It is to create a fear in the minds of people across the country, in the minds of businessmen, foreign investors. I guess those who placed the bomb blast has achieved whatever they wanted, Creating fear across.

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