Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
"Thank you for sharing that personal episode - I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Yes, there are great anecdotes of acts of kindness during times of crises. These, however, are the exceptions in extraordinary situations. Normal, daily routine life is where people trample over each other to board a train or a bus, break traffic rules in rash road rage, and so on. When the 1993 riots started, I and my professor were stuck in college at Matunga. She stayed at Bandra and didn't have any transport. So on my motorbike, I took her to Bandra, from where I returned back to Ghatkopar alone. We drove through burning buses, and rioting mobs. I was scared like never before. Life in Mumbai was always eventful, whatever the season!" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)