It started as a dream and ended as a nightmare. On Wednesday evening, Borivli resident Ashita Doshi, 41, decided to visit Zaveri Bazaar and other areas in south Mumbai, since she had never been there before.
As Doshi and her two daughters finished eating sev puri at Khau Gully, the first bomb exploded.
“I had always wanted to see that part of the city. Who knew this would happen? I am grateful to be alive,” said Doshi.
Doshi, one of a handful of women affected by the blast, was admitted to Bombay hospital with wounds on her leg. Her daughters were in a state of shock and suffered hearing problems, but they have not been admitted.
Doshi got separated from her daughters when the bomb exploded, as the impact threw them on opposite sides of the street. “My daughter could not even pick herself up because of the stampede,” said Doshi, adding that she watched helplessly for a bit before she hoisted herself up.
“I knew I was not okay, but somehow I picked myself up and ran.”
On Friday evening, Doshi was discharged; her leg is healing. But she is traumatised by the attack, and she said she has not slept since the night of the blasts.
“My ears are still ringing with the sounds of the blast, I don’t think I will ever forget that.”