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I have lived in this metropolis in short spells, when I had taken a sabbatical. Walked the streets, bought my own grocery, parked the car in a garage and stepped out to my place of residence and got mugged. Twice actually. Once in the lobby of a 5 star Hotel. Lost everything. Money, passport, personal paperwork, letters of value from my father and my mother. Everything. And realized the importance of your own homeland. It is wretched when you are alone in foreign surroundings and have an emergency. Suddenly from admiration for the city, you are compelled down to the other extreme. (day 105, August 7, 2008)
Outrageous! On behalf of the USA, I apologize to you Mr. Bachchan! No one should ever get mugged, it is indeed wretched. New Yorkers, I’m counting on you to look out for Big B and show him nothing but pyar.