Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Day After

Taj Hotel Mumbai, 27 Nov 2008Watching the incidents in Mumbai unfold in real-time over live television, this didn't seem like the kind of terrorism we have gotten used to. This was like watching Iraq and Afganistan - urban warfare, only it was happening here at home.

It is all over now, or is it really? Watching those baby-faced killers go about their gruesome errand, I was reminded of Obama writing about 9/11: 'My powers of empathy, my ability to reach into another’s heart, cannot penetrate the blank stares of those who would murder innocents with abstract, serene satisfaction.'

Even as we were coming to terms with the global economic crisis, we are reminded we have more than one time-bomb ticking, and one right here at home.

Note: Photo of the Taj Hotel by NDTV.

6 comments:

Lakshmi said...

so true..and yet our govt is looking for scape goats....

Zhu said...

I feel very sorry for the city and its people. Terrorism happens everywhere now... and we need to fight the cause of it instead of looking for scape goats.

kyh said...

I hope those lost and misguided sheeps would one day realize that the true path to equality and peace is through non-violence and tolerance.

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Sangfroid said...

O yes. This is a more devastating n deadly bomb than the economic crisis(which anyways is a cyclical phenomenon)

Hoping that it gets detonated soon!

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

I feel very sad about those two hotels. My good memories are linked with Taj and Oberoi.

After my engagement, for the first time when I took her out it was in Samarkand, Oberoi. I was used to buy my son's birthday cakes every year from Taj. So may times I have visited Taj for dinner and Oberoi for Buffet Lunch in Palms.