26/11 – Mumbai Terror Attacks

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Thoughts from tonight’s terrorist attacks in Mumbai city…

  1. The news was shocking. But the loud explosion sounds were scary and reminded me of the afternoon from the Mumbai ’93 blasts.
  2. I would say, this terror strike has been the most gruesome. The modus operandi of random firings, grenade attacks and taking foreigners as hostages seem to have created more panic than location based bomb blasts.
  3. Something to focus on – this time the terrorists have attached the most posh area of the city and kept their focus on hotels and not market places or railway trains. Keeping in mind the locations they attacked the hotels at a good time – when most people are back in their rooms.
  4. Arnab Goswami of Times Now took a good stand of not showing the gruesome visuals of the dead terrorists and also not sharing details of the army/ats plans to attack the oberoi/trident and taj to flush out the terrorist.
  5. Encounter Specialist Vijay Salaskar and ATS Chief Hemant Kalaskar, ACP Ashok Kamate, Additional Commissioner Ashok Kamte – We salute you to have given a brave service to the city of Mumbai.
  6. Hats off to the TV channel reporters for getting as close to the strike locations braving the cross-firing and grenade attacks and sending in LIVE reports to the viewers.
  7. An intensive twitter network helped share news and touch base with loved ones when typically during these times phone lines get jammed right away.
  8. In these times of recession when businesses don’t see a great future certain business sectors like hotels & travel are going to be hit further after these terror strikes. I am sure we will hear of cancellations and poor business in the next few weeks.

And lastly, my heartfelt condolences to all those who may have lost a loved one in these attacks. Meanwhile we Mumbaikars, being the toughies we are I am sure will be back at work very soon putting these attacks once again in the history of the many other terror strikes.

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17 thoughts on “26/11 – Mumbai Terror Attacks

  1. I agree with you Kapil. Was also worried about you guys since you are so close to the attack locations.

    I think terrorists (and a lot of other people) have gone desperate.

  2. Achintya

    I think this is the high time to declare a war against Pakistan. Ministers atleast take the initiative to start the war. We are all there in back of you.
    This cannot be solved through talks, if you want peace for us then give the orders to start the war.
    We all know that Bush when there was a single terrorist attack, he vanished Afganistan and Iraq, and as said there was never a terrorist attack there.
    Same way India need to follow. We will not give any proof to Pakistan and let Pakistan support us to enter their area to fight against the terrorism.

  3. Ansul kumar Arya

    There should not be any war between india and pakistan bcoz it will lead to serious problems socially as well as economicaly. The problem should be solved with mutual undersanding and peaceful talks, and steps should be taken to handle such circumstances.

  4. Achintya // Dec 4, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    I think this is the high time to declare a war against Pakistan. Ministers atleast take the initiative to start the war. We are all there in back of you.
    This cannot be solved through talks, if you want peace for us then give the orders to start the war.
    We all know that Bush when there was a single terrorist attack, he vanished Afganistan and Iraq, and as said there was never a terrorist attack there.
    Same way India need to follow. We will not give any proof to Pakistan and let Pakistan support us to enter their area to fight against the terrorism.

    From a bigger perspective today do you think war would do anything to make this situation better isn’t it better that India didn’t go to war with Pakistan ?

  5. ankita

    we need to fight against these people who are recognised as terrorists with one voice we are not the the hindu ,muslim or any other religion but the people who were affected by this shameless cause.we all cried at same time that’s our spirit.

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