Dec 28, 2004


The chilling tsunami warning with the understated line - THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF A TSUNAMI NEAR THE EPICENTER, posted at about 7:30 local time in India sits mocking us. As the questions of why it couldnt be prevented plague us, as we blame our politicians, the personnel in the TWC in the US, as we muse on columns about the what ifs, and as the television screens play the sorrow of that mother lamenting her lost children over and over, as we open our valets, as we debate on aid reaching the needy - life moves on remorseless elsewhere and as my friend Rishi said, I suppose, it should.

December 28, 2004