Ishita Pacholi lives in Mumbai. In a conversation with Donna Kakonge who has been a friend of hers for many years, she shares her present situation in the city under fire through an MSN Chat.

ishita says:
hello Donne, how is it going with you dear? i hope you and your family is fit and fine.
ishita says:
have a good time bye for now and take care
Donna says:
Everything is fine. I am saving all of my dollars in this economic crisis we are in.
ishita says:
oh yes here too the prices are rising like anyting
ishita says:
its sky high to buy even grocery nowadays
Donna says:
Where are you located? Are the Mumbai attacks affecting you too?
Donna says:
Same here. Everything is so expensive.
ishita says:
yes somehow just shifted to Mumbai and this happened i think God is not yet ready to give me a good life
Donna says:
Oh no…know that this too shall pass. Everything will settle down in time.
ishita says:
just got good job and person from China were in the same Hotel whom i work for
Donna says:
What is it like there? Are you safe?
ishita says:
yes i am also doing that only
ishita says:
yes i am safe but i lost a very good earning opportunity of making good money
Donna says:
Oh no…that is sad news.
Donna says:
Oh no…you do not have the job anymore?
ishita says:
i have but it was my good assignment so have to wait longer for good raise that i badly need
Donna says:
Oh no. How else are the Mumbai attacks affecting you? How are your children?
ishita says:
they are not in Mumbai they are with my parents now
ishita says:
so they are safe
Donna says:
Thank goodness. Ishita…would you mind if I posted this conversation to my online magazine called Donna. It is an on-going project that I am working on and I think other people would like to know this information.
ishita says:
sure i dont mind take it
Donna says:
Thank you so much. Is there anything more you would like to say about the Mumbai attacks and how it is affecting you?
ishita says:
well it has disturbed the day to day life in a great manner now there are lot of police checking and all the tension prevailing in the city its like you can make out form the faces of people that you are no more safe
ishita says:
it was too bad for this city
Donna says:
When do you think things will stabilize?
ishita says:
and country but Mumbaians are too brave
Donna says:
How are they too brave?
ishita says:
i think they will workout soon on this
Donna says:
That is good. How are Mumbaians too brave?
ishita says:
the thing will get back to normal very soon
Donna says:
OK. That is good.
ishita says:
well you wont see the big FEAR on any face its like “we will fight whatever comes to us”
Donna says:
Why are people like this?
ishita says:
well may be Marathis are known for their Bravery since long
Donna says:
I see. Do you think their bravery though is causing the deaths of even more people?
ishita says:
no not like that what i mean is that they are good to come out of anything and fight
Donna says:
OK….I understand.
ishita says:
you must have heard of IPS officer Karkare
Donna says:
Honestly…I have not.
ishita says:
he died fighting for his country in this attack
Donna says:
Tell me about him…
Donna says:
I see.
ishita says:
he was Marathi
Donna says:
OK. I see. Is there anything else you would like to say that I have not asked?
ishita says:
well not actually but later sure we will talk more about this
ishita says:
i have to go to bed as its 12 00 here
ishita says:
i hope you dont mind
Donna says:
Sounds good. I will add it to the link I will create so it is one continuous thread for those people who would like to read it.
Donna says:
I completely understand. Sleep is important. I will speak with you later on. Another time for sure.
ishita says:
ok thanks
Donna says:
Thank you so much, Ishita. I really appreciate it. No…thank you. Bye for now.
ishita says:
so bye for now and take care
Donna says:
You too. Be safe.

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