Bombs at Chinnaswamy Stadium Bangalore

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How did the locals respond when it was announced that the semi-finals of the IPL were being moved due to the fact that five bombs were found during and after the last match at Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore?

To paraphrase one cricket fan interviewed in the Deccan Chronicle:

“They were only small bombs. It’s ridiculous and totally unjustified that they’re moving the matches to Mumbai.”

It’s a good point. People who are killed with small knives are rarely as upset as those hacked to pieces with scimitars.


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  1. Well said sir. But I do feel for the people of Bangalore. But in these times, there is nothing much beyond ‘feeling’ for a particular set of people.

  2. Like Kumble said, this is pretty much part of life now. This could happen outside your house. Indians have learned to live with terrorism and the daily threat to life. I don’t know if it is a good thing or bad, though.

  3. When I were a lad, our Irish cousins were upset with us and planted quite a few bombs in England. I heard one of them. This was worrying and unpleasant, but I don’t remember the cricket fixture list ever being changed.

  4. Not quite the same situation, but I remember having the impression that the reaction to the 21 July 2005 London transport bombs might have been different if they’d actually had some punch in them.

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