Daily Archives: September 14, 2008

Gideon Rachman

I’ve just arrived in Delhi. A few hours before my plane touched down last night, five bombs went off in markets and parks around the city. Between twenty and thirty people seem to have been killed and lots more injured – and three further bombs have been defused.

At my hotel, they have advised me to avoid “crowded places” – which arguably rules out the whole of India. There is round the clock coverage on television – I counted four all-news channels, and that was just in English. It’s the usual grim post-terror footage of shocked crowds, bloodied streets, sirens, hospital wards and politicians calling for calm.