I spent this weekend in Baroda with my brother & family. Today we wanted to visit the Regional Transport Office to renew my driving license. Both of us know the place but haven’t been there in 10 odd years. Obviously a lot has changed around it and to be on a safer side my brother punched the address into google maps on his smartphone. So for sometime the directions were accurate but then we got into a jam and had to find an alternative route. Google maps couldn’t help so I promptly put my window down and asked a road side ‘tea stall’ for the directions. He was accurate to the T and much faster than accessing Google Maps. We reached the RTO in no time taking a much shorter route. So for me human navigator worked better than Google. 🙂
Mumbai seige finally ended and most hostages were release. Some unfortunate ones died after undergoing torture from the terrorists. Our commandos & security forces faught bravely and booted the terrorists out. This terror attack was a proxy war that we’re suffering from – and just like in any other war there was collateral damage – the Taj was burnt, Oberoi is damaged and so was Nariman House. All these buildings & surroundings will be rebuilt & I’m sure their glory will return. But what about the people who died during the attacks – what about the security personnel who either died or suffered injuries during the battle – can we bring them back? can we heal their injuries? Can we make it up to their parents & bring back the glory? The answer is NO –
I got really angry when people kept focusing on collateral damage and not on HUMAN being who died saving us. I love the Taj – I love south bombay – but they’re very small compared to the human loss.
Here is my Salute to all the brave people who died in the attacks & heartfelt condolensces to families for their irreplacable losses.