A moving portrayal of the 2006 Bombay bomb blasts...and the times we live in On 11 July 2006, the end of an ordinary day in the life of a city brimming with life turned, instead, into a nightmare as Mumbai was shaken by a series of bomb explosions on its suburban trains. 187 Lives, a series of profiles that were done by the Indian Express of the victims, brings into sharp focus the ramifications of such mindless acts of violence. Besides the huge loss of life is the tragedy of those who are left behind-wives, parents, children, relatives and friends, who take years to face up to the loss of a loved one. 187 Lives presents an account of the events of that day, and portraits of those who died, both in a tribute to the victims, and as a reminder of the incalculable cost of terrorist violence. The book is a team effort by the reporters of the Indian Express, Mumbai.