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
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
"Had NSG commando, Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan not been slain and turned martyr, not even a dog would have visited Sandeep's family home!" Uttered in Malayali, to translate thus, this unfelicitous, tasteless remark was an insult over injury! Apparently, prior to his 'condolence' visit to the slain Indian commando's home, by way of security measures the … Continue reading Infamous Chief Minister of Kerala hurls insults on slain commando’s family!
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’.
What is lurking behind all this - invisible and seemingly impregnable? The final fight at the Taj Fighting in Mumbai narrows Photographer's Journal: Terror Attacks in Mumbai
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!