Thursday, December 29, 2005

Cowards around the corner

As you all have no doubt heard, a cowardly terrorist opened fire on a group of academics at a conference at the Indian Institute of Science. IISc is a few hundred meters from where I live, and an acquaintance is among those injured (Vijay Chandru). He was hit by two bullets, but is recovering after surgery.

Nothing concrete has emerged from investigations thus far. The only thing everyone I've spoke to agrees on is, this is as much a cowardly attack on defenceless people as an assault on the spirit of innovation that IISc and Bangalore has come to stand for.