Dawn of 2009… talk of Mumbai’s resilience, and…

Talk of perspectives. A couple of days back I referred to NYC - America's resilient city, comparing it to Mumbai - India's version of NYC. In my posting are references to a common man's dispirited view-point of life in Mumbai today. Today, The New York Times has published Joe Nocera's account of his journey to … Continue reading Dawn of 2009… talk of Mumbai’s resilience, and…

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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

More than an iconic symbol of India… the Taj Mahal hotel, Mumbai.

Today, I can't help but recall New Yorkers' sentiments after the attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center, on 9/11. I just read Mr. Ratan Tata's condemnation of last night's terrorist attacks in Mumbai, targeting landmark buildings, including the flagship hotel of his Tata-run Indian Hotels - The Taj Mahal: "The terrible … Continue reading More than an iconic symbol of India… the Taj Mahal hotel, Mumbai.