The tragedy of World Trade Center struck most of us in one way or another, even in India. On receiving a call on the mobile phone from Rochester, USA, from our younger son Baqar, me and my wife rushed to Kakatiya hotel as there was a total electricity power failure in Hyderabad on that fateful day; the hotel had stand by generators. We watched the repeated visuals on the television showing the planes crashing into the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Due to their impact, the fire and the smoke that engulfed the building sent shivers down our body, even at this distance. We heaved a sigh of relief when Baqar informed us that Jafar our elder son was in New Jersey on a business trip. Jafar’s office was located in one of the twin towers! After nearly 20 years of this horrific and tragic incident I along with Jafar, visited the World Trade Center and am sharing the pictures and videos.
Muddai laakh bura chahe tho kya hota hai
Wahi hota hai jo manzoore Khuda hota hai
(“even if people speak ill of you and wish for bad things to happen to you, only that will happen which the God has in store for you”.)
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