How will it feel if India is grouped with the Middle-East!

To read the article in The New York Times, please visit: Trouble in the Middle-East By ROBERT D. KAPLAN, Published: December 8, 2008, Washington

Michael Pollack’s tale of terror, horror and hospitality at The Taj Mahal Hotel

This morning, over a week after the news of gunshots and terror struck Mumbai, I read a first hand account from a word doc that appeared in my mail box: Michael Pollack and Anjali's story of their nightmare at the Taj. But through it all, they express their gratitude towards members of the hotel staff … Continue reading Michael Pollack’s tale of terror, horror and hospitality at The Taj Mahal Hotel

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Back in business, we’re on our way… eating, drinking, happily ‘forwarding’.

Indeed, Leopold Cafe in Mumbai has re-opened... unafraid, defiant, resilient. Carlsberg and Coke, quenching the thirst... of the parched public, in a flame-scorched city. Friends and family, silent for several days, are now back, circulating emails... speaking nothing of the terror and blood-bath in Mumbai during the past four days, but in grief and shock … Continue reading Back in business, we’re on our way… eating, drinking, happily ‘forwarding’.

You think her woes would end with the long-awaited divorce… not here!

Nicholas D. Kristof brought to light the torture that women are subjected to (please note, not the men), in countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Cambodia, and in several countries lying between these nations. Where 'divorce' proclaimed by the husband's utterance of a single word, just three times... 'talaq, talaq, talaq'... does not mean "end of violence'! … Continue reading You think her woes would end with the long-awaited divorce… not here!

143 was an underestimate… toll up, exceeding 170, due to terror in Mumbai!

Indeed, we mourn the deaths of all those who lost their lives during the past three days amidst the mayhem and terror that struck Mumbai on 26th November. My heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims. The natural demise, or death due to illness of a beloved person cannot be as painful … Continue reading 143 was an underestimate… toll up, exceeding 170, due to terror in Mumbai!

Terrorist attacks in South Mumbai today… serial bomb blasts & shootouts!

The Taj Mahal hotel near Gateway of India, and The Oberoi's Hotel at Nariman Point, in South Mumbai, have both been victims of terrorist attacks this evening.  V.T. Station aka CST, Gateway of India, and the popular 'yuppie', 'shippie' and 'firangi' hangout, Leopold's Cafe on Colaba Causeway have not been spared either. Anywhere from 25-80 … Continue reading Terrorist attacks in South Mumbai today… serial bomb blasts & shootouts!