Saturday, October 29, 2005

alive and kicking

Three large explosions in crowded market areas last night killed more than fifty people, in what was apparently a terrorist attack. So far nobody has claimed responsibility, and there are a host of ethnic, political and religious groups who oppose the state. That said, unless another group comes forward, most people will assume this was the act of one of several militant groups that oppose the peace process underway between New Delhi and Islamabad over the disputed territories of Jammu & Kashmir.

News reports will slowly file in. But from the sounds of the street vendors selling vegetables and buying used bottles and newspapers for recycling, who appeared outside my window as on any ordinary Sunday, it seems Delhi will swiftly return to normal.

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