Who would have imagined that this was the very Leopold where nine people, including two waiters, were felled by terrorist bullets less than a year back? Today, Leopold has turned into a major tourist attraction, with even people from obscure towns and villages coming to see the bullet marks on its pillars and glass panes that the owners have carefully preserved. Its clientele now includes a lot of the young people of Mumbai who come there not only to enjoy the food but also to express solidarity with the owners and the waiters. Such is the rush that the eatery plans to open another wing on the floor above.
Image: People are reflected in a mirror with bullet holes at Cafe Leopold, one of the several places where terrorists shot at people, after it reopened in Mumbai, India, Monday, Dec. 1, 2008. Photograph copyright Associated Press. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.