On Monday afternoon, Tina Sharma from Gurgaon was glued to the television screen like most people.
The image of the burning Israeli embassy car was splashed across news channels. And along with the bombed SUV, she saw a red Indica car. She blinked and then gasped.
It was her father-in-law Arun Sharma's car and it was badly damaged in the blast. But her father-in-law was very lucky; he escaped with minor bruises on his face and hand.
"I was waiting for the red light to go green at Race Course Road and the embassy car was barely 10 metres away towards my right. And suddenly there was this explosion and everything turned dark; my ears went numb," recalled the 61-year-old personal manager with an export company in Delhi's Najafgarh road industrial area.
Sharma and his lawyer had gone to represent their company's case at the Excise office in Noida. His co-passenger also escaped the blast with minor injuries.
He was attended to by doctors at Ram Manohar Lohiya (RML) Hospital. His son brought him home late on Monday night.