Friday, August 04, 2006

the times they are a changin'

" Come senators, congressmen Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside And it is ragin'.
It'll soon shake your windows And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin' "

"There is a battle outside and it is ragin' " ....For the first time in my life I am seeing for myself that terrorism isn't just something that happens to people in other areas of the world or the country for that matter.
Delhi is on a super duper high alert against terrorist attacks right now , and for once it does not seem like a routine exercise carried on every year.
I am apprehensive of going out to watch a movie or go to a mall or a restaurant or anywhere for that matter! Nearly everyone around me feels the same way. Why take a risk till matters cool down a bit ?? But the question is will matters cool down really ??
It really sucks that the terrorists are winning the battle after all ... instilling fear in the minds of ordinary citizens so that they don't feel safe to conduct day to day activities is perhaps more crippling than an actual attack.

Strange times we live in ...