July 6th.

Back from the depth, but not for long...... I shall recap the last two months in a post shortly but not right now. My personal trials and tribulations pale in comparison to standing by the Indian Embassy a week or so ago and being blown to smithereens by a religious zealot desperately looking to get laid. My friend and Afghanistan fixer(who shall remain nameless) sent me these images in desperation, along with this caption: " The bomb went off while the suicide bomber trying to enter the embassy with his car in the Indian embassy right after the ambassador's car entered the embassy at around 08:30 am this morning. There are about 44 people killed, including women and children. Among the victims, there are many civilians who were waiting to get their visas".

Since the mainstream media tends not to publish but the tamest of images, here a re a few of the "not edited for content". As for myself, I have stood at these very gates of the Indian embassy, waiting for a visa, more than a few times... Sobering.