Monthly Archives: November 2008

Security: A Lack of Will to Enforce It?

In the aftermath of the terror attack, there’s a lot of analysis in the media. Acres of newsprint has now been expended to explain how the city fought back, not about how vulnerable it is after repeated terror attacks. (A … Continue reading

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Live Blog: Bombay under Siege XIX: Epilogue

11.00 a.m. Phew! Relieved that it’s all over. Many lost their lives. There’s a sense of relief and a profound silence in the city. The security forces should be admired for their courage, especially the officers who gave their life … Continue reading

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Live Blog: Bombay under Siege XVIII

9.30 p.m. I am tired. I was worried how I would get home from office. There were rumours of terrorists striking VT station again. It turned to be a hoax. Then came excited and breathless voices in the office saying … Continue reading

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Live Blog: Bombay under Siege XVII

6.45 p.m. Following is the story of Mark Abell, a British National who shut himself in his room in Oberoi Hotel for a whole day and night before he was rescued. He (Mark Abell, a British National)told the BBC it … Continue reading

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Live Blog: Bombay under Siege XVI

4.15 p.m. The much needed cessation, the end point, the long wait, the anxiety seems unabated. What is worrying is that the economy which is in tatters could be further beggared by the loss of tourist income. Tourists will think … Continue reading

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Live Blog: Bombay under Siege XV

2.15 p.m. There are rumours from everywhere, spread by panicking folks. The office is fully of high-pitched, high-decibel chatter. I call Ronnie and tell him not to worry, I am safe in the office. A colleague is all agog and … Continue reading

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Live Blog: Bombay under Siege XIV

1.45 p.m. At the office where I am there are excited voices, raised in concern, about attacks at VT station through which I have to pass. Somebody says that in the lane downstairs terrorists were firing indiscriminately. There's panic in … Continue reading

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