“When will Ram kill Ravan with his arrow?” a fidgety Anna inquires, as the characters of Ram and Ravan battle it out in front of innumerable happy, expectant faces enjoying the Dussehra festival.
“Have patience. Ravan’s effigy will go up in flames, ending the demon king’s reign of evil,” says her father.
The fatal arrow strikes the effigy. A deafening explosion follows. Anna, her father, and many others are thrown high into the air. Mutilated bodies, blood, cries and screams everywhere.
Terror strikes the world again, this time through the mythological figure of Ravan.
The end of evil seems far off.