What shall I write about… New York, or Mumbai?

Not just my fingers, but even the cells in my brain seem numbed by this wintry cold. Yes, the last time I tried to write was on January 1st but, ironically, poodwaddle seems to have stopped ticking for me since then. Could it just be writer's block? Well... I'll soon find out. Today, after almost … Continue reading What shall I write about… New York, or Mumbai?

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India, be prepared for the demand of yet another ‘official’ minority group.

A tragic end... six visiting Israelis were caught in the crossfire between 'unknown' terrorists and India's NSG commandos during the numerous concurrent attacks in Mumbai last week, including the attack on the Jewish outreach center in the Colaba neighborhood, not far from the Taj Mahal hotel. All the six victims were Jews, but none were … Continue reading India, be prepared for the demand of yet another ‘official’ minority group.

Public reactions to the ongoing terrorist attacks on Mumbai…

The terrorist attacks on Mumbai yesterday, have made the headlines worldwide. I will quote some of the reactions of Mumbaiites (expressed at a personal level) in the last few hours since the attacks. While names of individuals are an insignificant issue, it is their sentiments, I think, that speak to the widely-spread, simmering-below-the-surface feelings expressed … Continue reading Public reactions to the ongoing terrorist attacks on 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!