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[Bomb Blasts]  Terrorism and Hyderabad!

  • Aug. 27th, 2007 at 4:46 PM
Over Stand
Right!  Below the belt once again, but we're fine.  I'm also fine.

We had an LJ-Meet on Saturday, code: 20070825.

The meet was great!

catchmanblue and angiasaaI showed up on time and looking pretty.
k_n_red showed up at about 7 and psychog showed up about 5 minutes later.

"Lè Café Latté" (click this to view a Google map to the place) was a surprisingly good coffee joint and we'll probably be visiting the place a bit more often, albeit not for LJ-Meets.  :o)  The decoration and stuff was good.  The DJ was decently good (never argue with a Sardar).  :o)

We finally decided to move to the secondary location (Golden Dragon) for some dinner and drinks.  However, more than half-way through the journey, a couple of explosions flung the city into Red-Alert status.  This is probably the most terrorizing thing since the recent Mecca Masjid blasts here in Hyderabad.  Bad timing bummers, if you had timed the bombs better, you could have caught us en-route to our location.  We'd have had to drive right past the Lumbini Park (first bomb exploded there) to get to our secondary location.

It's quite amazing how determined people can be, to blow up stuff.  I mean pyrotechnic explosions are cool and all, but you should'nt claim _any_ victims or you're just plain cruel!
Hyderabad/Secunderabad/Cyberabad is a phenomenal place to be.  Oozing with Culture and Biryani, the people are mean and live in a dog-eat-dog world.  However, with the highest Muslim population in India, this city seems to take the blasts pretty well.  :o)  51% of the population here (last time I checked the census a couple of years ago) is Muslim with Hindus, Christians and other minorities making up the rest of the chunk.

Killing people does'nt help to achieve anything.  Heroes don't take lives....  Heroes love life.  :o)

The traffic was pretty bearable, considering the Red-Alert status and I was home in about an hour.  Amazing you might say?  Well, the people were really sweet.  There were people guiding the traffic through junctions, giving no heed to the rain pelting icy water on their faces, motorists would smile at each other resignedly if they hit each other and move on after a quick apology.  It was amazing.

psychog reached home safely, followed by angiasaamyself, catchmanblue and finally, k_n_red.  All safe and unterrorized!  :o)  Safety above all?  The terrorist bummers forced us to skip the secondary location and I'll terrorize them for the rest of their mortal lives on behalf of cyberabad.  :o)  This is Holy War!!  Heh!

Way to go Hyderabad!

Just in case I have'nt told you before or have'nt pointed it out prominently enough, and just in case I don't have the chance to say it again, perk up your ears and peel your eyelids back for me.  I love you all!  Some more than others....  But then, you knew that already, dint'cha?  :o)


Note:  All at home are doing well, and most of those on my phone book have since either called me to tell me they were fine, or asked if I was.  :o)  I don't believe in God, so I wish this city a happy time ahead!  This event was merely a sneeze.  Bless you for that!  We'll live on.  :o)  KDO!


fortunatecave wrote:
Aug. 27th, 2007 12:31 pm (UTC)
geez!whatta day...night rather.
the moement my guests started to walk in, we got news of the blasts...nothing like acts of terror to kickstart a partee!!

btw, where is the golden dragon? i love chinese food and there are precious little ones near the workplace or home. that wang's kitchen should be visited in case a death wish is imminent.
angiasaa wrote:
Sep. 14th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
Re: !!
Ah, The Golden Dragon is in CTC (That's Chenoy Trade Center, where all the cool and happening Computer joints are at!). However, I've never been there before, so I really have no clue as to how good (or bad) the place really is.. :)

The original Wangs Kitchen was actually pretty good. Dunno who kind of a dump they've made the one at Cyberabad into. :(
fortunatecave wrote:
Sep. 16th, 2007 03:50 am (UTC)
Re: !!
dude, dont shoot me but where is CTC? doesn't sound familiar at all although i have a feeling that if you mention the exact location to me; i might go DUH! i knew THAT!
angiasaa wrote:
Sep. 16th, 2007 11:26 pm (UTC)
Re: !!
lol! CTC is located near Paradise.

In fact, if you're coming from SP road and hit the paradise junction, turn left. Then take the first right turn. You'll hit CTC on your right hand side. If you ignore CTC and continue going down that lane, you'll find that the road connects with the paradise main road midway. :)

You knew THAT! :)
subtle_blues wrote:
Aug. 27th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
What struck me as surprising was the efficiency with which the other bomb at Dilsukhnagar was diffused. I mean what possibly could've tipped off the police _after_ an explosion in Lumbini about a bomb in DNagar?

Maybe it's a wrong attitude, or maybe it's right, but somehow I think we have a very incompetent government and police. If terrorism is real, then isn't it time to step up the security? The Muslims in the city are as much at risk of these events as the hindus. I'm not advocating a Bush-like war strategy but why can't we just do more to defend our own ground? I mean what else has the police and government got to do anyway? The system just sucks.
saiprasad wrote:
Aug. 28th, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
I think we have a very incompetent government and police
Agree. Every time such incident happens, it makes me believe more that the complete administration is coward. All they do is "condemn" the act and wait for another one to happen.
subtle_blues wrote:
Aug. 29th, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC)

I found this an interesting read.
angiasaa wrote:
Sep. 14th, 2007 07:38 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean.... Sadly, India probably has one of the most advanced politico in terms of corruption. Going back and fixing things is not a viable option. We could kill them all and then start afresh, but that's not easy (considering the HUGE number of people who know people and all that jazz!).

The best way to defend India is to leave the country. In a few years time, India will have no choice butto evolve into someplace worth living....
subtle_blues wrote:
Aug. 30th, 2007 01:27 pm (UTC)
P.S.: Look how different they sound --> _I_ love you too; _We_ love you too :-)
But you know what I/We mean, don't you?
angiasaa wrote:
Sep. 14th, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC)
Course I do. :) Big difference! :) lol!
vijucat wrote:
Sep. 30th, 2007 03:46 am (UTC)
oh whew!

"This is Holy War!!"
Holy War against Howlas, as they'd say in Hyd :)
angiasaa wrote:
Oct. 17th, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC)
Truly, this is wholy war!! :o) Heh!
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - Dec. 10th, 2007 10:33 am (UTC)
angiasaa wrote:
Dec. 14th, 2007 02:29 pm (UTC)
Re: heya
Yes, it has.... I've been doing a lot of reading and other online stuff (not related to blogging) on my websites.

Been busy, and I've finaly *finally!!* started looking for a job. Heh! :)

P.S.: Yes, I once was a technical writer. But now, I write merely for the passion of the word (And believe you me, the word's not technical in nature per se). I'm a writer. Technical writing was just another way to get by with a skill I was quite comfortable playing with at the time. :) On a hoot, I could be a full time tech writer, but that's not exactly what I wanna do for the rest of my life. :o)
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - Dec. 17th, 2007 04:49 am (UTC)
angiasaa wrote:
Dec. 18th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
Re: heya
I mean I was on vacation up until now. Taking a break and stuff. :)

I've been up to a lot lately, and hopefully, I won't have to take breaks liek this again. :) I fried one too many fuses at work where 16 to 18 hours was not a weekly stake out, but a daily routine.. :)