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Mumbai Terror Attacks Coverage Roundup.

Taj - Mumbai

 

Just a look at Mumbai Terror Attacks from various perspectives.

Photographical walk through.

Timeline of events.

Heartfelt call to keep chasing the golden songbird.

On television from across the border.

By a Kashmiri born political science teacher in Norway.

Wall Street Journal’s Commentary.

Putting the jigsaw pieces together.

 

Lots of chilling stories about individual tragedies and individual efforts that saved hundreds. I’ll spare the tragedies, while here are some efforts that saved hundreds of lives:

South African Security Personal Save 150 Lives.

How Station Announcer at VT Station acted timely.

How a Police man distracted the Gunmen.

 

Wall Street Journal aptly points out:

The litany of errors is long. Unlike their counterparts in the West, or in East Asia, India’s perpetually squabbling leaders have failed to put national security above partisan politics. The country’s antiterrorism effort is reactive and episodic rather than proactive and sustained. Its public discourse on Islam oscillates between crude anti-Muslim bigotry and mindless sympathy for largely unjustified Muslim grievance-mongering. Its failure to either charm or cow its Islamist-friendly neighbors — Pakistan and Bangladesh — reveals a limited grasp of statecraft. Finally, an inability to modernize a 150-million strong Muslim population, the second largest after Indonesia’s, has spawned a community ill-equipped to seize new economic opportunities and susceptible to militant Islam’s faith-based appeal.

 

 

 

Lets keep chasing the golden songbird. In Suketu Mehta’s words:

But the best answer to the terrorists is to dream bigger, make even more money, and visit Mumbai more than ever. Dream of making a good home for all Mumbaikars, not just the denizens of $500-a-night hotel rooms. Dream not just of Bollywood stars like Aishwarya Rai or Shah Rukh Khan, but of clean running water, humane mass transit, better toilets, a responsive government. Make a killing not in God’s name but in the stock market, and then turn up the forbidden music and dance; work hard and party harder.

 

If the rest of the world wants to help, it should run toward the explosion. It should fly to Mumbai, and spend money. Where else are you going to be safe? New York? London? Madrid?

 

 

 

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3 Responses to “Mumbai Terror Attacks Coverage Roundup.”

  1. Phoenix says:

    A very thoughtful post. Makes me wonder how much you actually must have moved by this incident, that even a reader can feel the shudder out of your researched facts. Touchy. Didn't actually expect it :) Keep writing.

  2. Gubbi says:

    This incident shook me like no other terror attacks had affected me previously.

    Hopefully something positive will come out of all this.

  3. Venu says:

    Useful links. Nice pictures also, including in the previous post.

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