A friend enquired to ask if everything was ok, if I had family in Mumbai. I don’t know how to answer. Frankly, it just seems mean to say none of my friends or family are hurt. Because somebody is and somebody died.
I have only been in Mumbai a few times in my life. Even so, to say that seeing the Taj in flames was the worst I’ve felt in a long time is a huge understatement. There were attacks in familiar places. Places the common man went about with his common life.
Words seem to lose their meaning at times like these, but they are all we have to help us make sense of what’s happening in Mumbai right now. I don’t know if the city can take it anymore, but it’s somehow expected to get back on its feet again.