Sunday, September 06, 2009

The Gathering...

On that grey afternoon of the 3rd of September, I happened to be in a congregation of people who had gathered by the Arabian Sea to witness the culmination of Ganesh Utsav. To be surrounded by a million people from different walks of life was in many ways an incomparable and yet a strange experience. The fear of a stampede breaking out or of a bomb going off only added more to the adventure. As the rains came down and I made my way out through that sea of people, taking refuge under one umbrella after another, I kept wondering about the sheer vulnerability of our existence.

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