I was pleasantly surprised with the way the police and state government had handled the situation after the recent Bombay blasts. It’s been almost a month since the blasts took place and I am very impressed with the way they have gone about things. The media has been giving them a hard time for not figuring out - who, how and why carried out the blasts and their inability to catch the culprits & the masterminds.
This is a first hand example of the urgency shown by the government authorities - I had a colleague of mine who has suffered partial hearing loss, who was given the promised compensation amount within 25days after the blasts. And this was without any speed money, the cops, hospitals and the bureaucracy was going out of their way to be helpful and supportive of the people who had suffered at the blasts. This was a welcome change from the usual response that one gets at many government institutions and bureaucracy.
This week has been an uneventful one (in terms of my preparation). I managed to run only twice during the week as have been facing some small problem with my right shin after the Thane run. Plus, I also had to skip my Sunday run today (can't remember the last time I missed it). Missing the Sunday run is something which is very difficult, but did not have a choice as I was not feeling right since yesterday evening and did not want to push my body. But, I might go for a short run today in the evening as am feeling much better after some good 12+hrs of sleep and rest.
I plan to makeup for my Sunday run by doing the long run on Tuesday, August 15, 2006, which is a holiday (Independence Day).