November 27, 2008

Bomb-Bay

The Mumbai Carnage is really disturbing.

Some time ago I saw a tribute to the Taj with a voice over by Roshan Seth( ?) and more recently the inside story of the Taj and how it faces up to the daily challenges on Discovery Travel and Living. Certainly this challenge was not one of them.


My friends in college and I used to visit the Taj loo, Cheemos in Oberoi, Leopold's ( preferred Cafe Mondegar though). It was synonymous with fun times. There must have been others like us seated there.

Since last night, I feel the hyper active coverage by the media makes it easy for the terrorists to gather the police's/ security's strategy.

What must have gone on in the minds of the policemen who entered first not knowing where or what to look for?
How easy would it be for a terrorist to escape by mingling with the hostages?
What would have gone on in the last few minutes in the minds of those who are no more
And what about those who will live on post this nightmare?
And those who thought they would die and did something that embarrasses them now, since they are going to live on?

How insignificant everything is before Death. Yet live we must - and make each of those "insignificant" moments count.

And so life goes on. . .


13 comments:

Monika,Ansh said...

Yes, life goes on , albeit differently for different people.Just the thought of those who have lost their families to these midless terrorists make me so angry & frustrated :(
I am feeling very low today.

Monika said...

talk abt media... they are acting like a bunch people hungry abt TRP ans sensationalism... caring a shit abt country... i am generally a very pro media person but what is happening today is sickening...

DC said...

Art, you echo my exact sentiments. Am too numb to even think about it. Isn't it pitiable that terrorism and their hold on common people is so severe and blatant! Yet, what 'action' will they take? What's the use now after hundred have been killed or scarred for life? How easy it has become for the militants to gain control over places. I shudder to think what might happen next. Who are these people and what is it they want? What do they prove by killing people who have in no way affected their lives? People, who as you say, probably came to just have coffee and pooh! they are no more. What is happening? Where are we all going? My heart aches. It really aches. I have shut myself off from TV. I dont want to see 'live' pictures of people crying and buildings burning!

Krishnan said...

Pretty distressing really. What makes Mumbai an attractive and easy target for this desperadoes ? Why should this city be targeted again and again ? When will this madness end ?

Monika,Ansh said...

@Krishnan- why sud ANY city be targeted?

wordjunkie said...

I saw that series on the Taj hotel too, and now I keep wondering how many of those brisk and smiling people made it out of there alive..

This terrible day has hurt us all, even the ones far away from the scene.

VJ said...

Hey Art.. You have spoken exactly what was on my mind !!!!
I really couldnt even pen it down !!
it is so distressing to read about it and just depresses me so much.
(I really havent been this moved/upset for long long time !)How much animosity can humans have to go around shooting randomly !!!

Artnavy said...

It is not just thoughtless

it is insulting

WhatsInAName said...

Yes life goes on and This time we have to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Anonymous said...

These muslim terrorists are absolutely mindless and subhuman rats. why does media is afraid os usinfg the M word at all? The muslims are about to get all of hindus, christians and jews. The only way to stop this carnage that started in 7th century is to wipe them out. Any other solutions? Please discuss the solutions here. Leeches and rats. I wonder how theylive on. Jai Hind and God bless.

sanj said...

Media should potray these vicious acts by Islamic rats. How else people get finally that these gius are out to kill all of us? Ban all trade with pakistan and bangaladesh. make pakistan the poorest of poor nation and they will rot.

Artnavy said...

anon sanj- pl see parzania-
maybe u will rethink what you feel

Anonymous said...

Dont want to see any frikkin movie. I know the rats are subhuman and cannot be changed. I wish India show her guts and make pakistan a parking lot.

How are you so sane and want me to see a movie when hundreds are killed. i am fuming with rage at the most hateful and vile regiolions if all time islam. i think fundamentally all muslims are terrorists