I was at the Alipore court in Calcutta this morning. There was a hearing scheduled, on a case filed by our company, and I was to give evidence. As I was about to leave the lawyer's chamber to go to the court room, one of our lawyer's juniors received the news from his senior that Saddam Hussein had been hanged today morning, and a tv channel was interviewing him for his analysis of the subject. He is a senior criminal lawyer of the city. Hence he could not appear for the hearing. So a plea was made to the judge for a new date, which was granted.
I was struck by how something happening so far away, this event that is set to rock the world, had also touched me and our company.
Just before 2006 closes, what's in store for 2007 - strife - has been intimated.