Did hear about the attacks in Mumbai last night?
That was at the bus stop this morning. I had rolled out of bed and gotten the kids off to the bus stop. I had seen the headline about the attacks in Mumbai, but frankly had ignored it. It was an understated headline and lately there have been a spate of communal attacks by Hindus there – with an ensuing scandal involving the BJP – and I thought it was related.
Then Sharon told me that a hundred people had been killed and it hit closer to home.
So I went home and checked the news. Dani and I been glued to the news all day; switching between television news and the internet. The news is pretty much nonstop downtown Mumbai. Life here in Bangalore is going on as normal; though the topic of conversation is universally Mumbai.
In other news, we’re going out to dinner in a short bit. We don’t have an oven and cooking a turkey would have involved cooking it in the neighbors’ oven (we did find a source for turkeys); but given that they are Brahmans, that would not have gone over well. Between watching the attack coverage on the news and going out to a multi-cuisine restaurant instead of cooking at home, this is a surreal Thanksgiving.