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Sad Day!

Terrorist attacks in India and loss of innocent life.

If you are looking for any information or assistance to locate your loved ones in Mumbai, the following website by bloggers of Mumbai might be helpful to you. If you are a blogger, I request you to provide a link to this website from your blog. Thanks!
Mumbai Help

Thanks Payal.

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Zen (Personal) (Tuesday July 11, 2006 at 12:56 pm- permalink)

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28 comments for Sad Day! »

  1. Hi Indira,

    It was my birthday today, but it indeed has been a sad day. We have been glued to the television sets since evening trying to catch on the recent developments on the Mumbai blasts. Have eeb trying to reach friends in Mumbai on phone, but all networks are jammed. I was in Mumbai for a few years and used those local trains regularly. Just thinking of it is sending shivers down my spine. Life is so unpredictable….I end with a short prayer for all those who have been affected by these blasts.

    Comment by Shilpi — July 11, 2006 @ 1:14 pm

  2. Sad and Scary indeed,Indira.
    Mindless terrorism is frightening.
    Don’t know where we are heading.

    Comment by jyo — July 11, 2006 @ 1:16 pm

  3. I take this personally because it is the city I grew up in, love and keep longing to go back to. It was so disturbing to see the images - innocent people returning home from a hard day at work in the very trains that I used for so many years. What is the point of this I wonder?

    Comment by Ashwini — July 11, 2006 @ 1:23 pm

  4. Happy Birthday Shilpi!
    I was preparing a post for my blog, then I heard this news. Very painful and the news totally killed my energy and sucked the lifeforce out of me. I am really sad and emotional for our country.

    Comment by Indira — July 11, 2006 @ 1:26 pm

  5. We don’t have to harm innocents without a reason, but we need to defend our innocents from the harm. How long do we bear this? It could have been my brother, myself, your sister, your brother, or any of us.

    We need to force our governments to eliminate these inhuman terrorists, and we should elect the governments who would do this.

    Comment by Vijay — July 11, 2006 @ 1:47 pm

  6. What a horrible, mindless and spineless thing to do. These are hard working people trying to make their ends meet. My heart goes out to their families. Some are probably daily wage laborers. What a cowardly act !

    Comment by Krithika — July 11, 2006 @ 1:49 pm

  7. Vijay, I agree with you 100%

    Comment by Krithika — July 11, 2006 @ 1:50 pm

  8. A very very sad incident indira, what a petty..im feeling so bad for the families those who have lost their loved ones..I dont understand y these people are attacking innocent people.
    I used to take the local trains when i was in mumbai..and what a safe place..even at night 11:00, a girl can walk all alone without any fear..I used to always return by 10:00 pm, what a pitty..and mindless act…

    As rightly said by Vijay, we must enforce our government to look into these matters and bring a permant solution as early as possible else india is set to loose more innocent people for no mistake of theirs..

    Comment by sudhavinodh — July 11, 2006 @ 2:47 pm

  9. What a teriible act of stupidity and heartlessness. We are just so disturbed.We are frantically trying reach our friends.It hurts…

    Comment by Archana — July 11, 2006 @ 2:49 pm

  10. Terrible!

    Comment by L.G — July 11, 2006 @ 3:09 pm

  11. We should become like Israel. They are bombing every nook and corner of palestine for one of their soldier, and here we are doing nothing. I agree with Vijay too. Truly this is a very unfortunate event.

    Comment by Deepa — July 11, 2006 @ 3:24 pm

  12. Every day as I travel in the train in SFO, I keep thinking it should be safe - especially after the london train incident, And to think that this happnd right back in India it is heart wrenching. I think people in Mumbai are taking too much brunt for welcoming people with wide arms.. I just could not express my pain and shock reading thro all the comments and experiences of the fellow-passengers…

    To think - they would have been thinking what to cook as soon as they reach home, what to buy their children on the way back home, what to do for the weekend.. All the plans to go up in smoke - how much of rehab some of them may need having hit against the iron rods, some of them torn apart, fractures and what not…

    God why do they have to do this !!!!!

    Comment by Revathi — July 11, 2006 @ 3:53 pm

  13. What a unfortunate event ! Sad that innocent people have to suffer and for what ???

    I have witnessed a bombing just few blocks awasy from my home.(in coimbatore 6-7 years back), my neighbour was killed, a street vada/ bhajji vendor, innocent people were injured. I have seen the suffering and i can imajine the pain these ppl mite be going through right now in Mumbai. Its very disturbing !

    Comment by Priya — July 11, 2006 @ 3:56 pm

  14. another atrocious, barbarious act affecting innocent lives,my heart goes to the people and so hard to see the news broadcast… let god be with us

    Comment by Karthi Kannan — July 11, 2006 @ 5:02 pm

  15. It is a mix of sadness & anger today. These attacks happen every other day these days, but it seems like an issue as long as it is in the news, people tend to forget unless they are affected, which infact makes me more sad.

    Comment by veda — July 11, 2006 @ 5:37 pm

  16. It was painful to hear the stories and to see the images. I really hope we don;t get to hear this too often in future. *shudder*

    Comment by Vaishali — July 11, 2006 @ 5:39 pm

  17. Many of my relatives were travelling on the western line, coming back home from work, when the bomb blasts occured. Luckily all escaped. One saw the blast in front of his eyes at Mira road station. My husband and me were totally panicked as we are in Canada and were not able to contact anyone in mumbai. Yahoo messenger was useful and thru friends online we could exchange messages with family members. It was totally shocking.

    Comment by Babita — July 11, 2006 @ 5:45 pm

  18. Sad indeed. Here’s a site that has been helping people get in touch with family and friends: http://www.mumbaihelp.blogspot.com/
    Hope it’s helpful for some.

    Comment by payal — July 11, 2006 @ 5:50 pm

  19. It was so shocking,but I believe we must all learn from what the commom man,the ordinary people of Mumbai did to help the affected in their own little way today.Thw whole world must learn from them!It is people like them who gives us a hope that good is still left in this world!

    Comment by Sumitha — July 11, 2006 @ 6:19 pm

  20. These terrorists are modern day ‘Rakshasas’!!But salaam Mumbai!!!Mumbaites r g8t.hats off to them..every time they show that no matter what..they r all united.

    Comment by madhuli — July 11, 2006 @ 11:30 pm

  21. Indira,
    It just struck me. Today is 11 , a Tuesday just like Sep 11 Tuesday 2001.

    Comment by L.G — July 12, 2006 @ 12:37 am

  22. What a terrible day. My cousin’s husband is in hospital with burns, and he was luckier than many people on his train. Since I was four, I’ve taken trains on the western line, to school, college, and work. Yesterday, when I saw one of the photos of the blasts online, I recognized my neighborhood in the background. My mother said one of the bombed trains came to a halt right across from our balcony overlooking the tracks. She could see and hear the fear and pain of people coming out of the mangled train. Workmen spent all night removing mangled wires and metal from the tracks by lamplight, in the rain. Trains are running today. As a child, my lost her home in the Bombay Explosion of 1944, and now, in her seventies, terrorism is at her door. Still, she’s one of the gentlest, calmest people I know. I pray for all those who lost their life and limbs, and for the bereaved families.

    Comment by Uma — July 12, 2006 @ 2:45 am

  23. Appalling!!…Mumbai blog spot is doing a wonderful job…Uma’s comments really run a chill down the spine….when will this massacre end?!!…

    Comment by shynee — July 12, 2006 @ 6:09 am

  24. So sad and terrifying.Such a shame on our government still letting these incidents happen hurting thousands of innocent people.All they do is tracking whoever did this and that and make fake promises as if they are going to stop this.But what’s the use in regreting after the harm is done.So…sad. Uma, so sorry to hear about your cousin’s husband.Wish he would get better soon.

    Comment by Bharghavi — July 12, 2006 @ 9:29 am

  25. I agree with you Vijay, my father went to attend a wedding to mumbai and fortunately he was back one day before the gruesome attacks by the terrorists, but there are many other innocent people who are not fortunate enough and became a prey. Iam sorry Uma, hope your cousin’s husband gets well soon. This is very sad, I sincerely hope some force could stop this from repeating.

    Comment by Menaka — July 12, 2006 @ 10:43 am

  26. The pictures in the newspapers brought me tears. Very sad. It is taking away all the spirits. :(

    Comment by RP — July 12, 2006 @ 12:09 pm

  27. I have no idea what to say except thanks for coming together to share the pain and greif at what happened yesterday.
    Reading your comments helped me a lot to deal with the pain and I hope you felt the same way too.
    If there is anyway I can help, please don’t hesitate to write a comment or provide a link here.
    Thank you!

    Comment by Indira — July 12, 2006 @ 1:49 pm

  28. Very tragic. Violence is never the solution to anything. “An eye for an eye” only makes people blind and doesn’t resolve anything.

    Comment by Sangeeta — July 12, 2006 @ 5:34 pm

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