Friday, November 28, 2008

India's 911

From my tech blog:

Yesterday morning, once again I realised the futility of reading newspapers for getting news. Mumbai was under siege and my print paper gave me no idea of it.

I reached office and checked my e-mails—that’s when I saw a message from Sree Sreenivasan, a professor of journalism at Columbia University and co-founder of South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) in the US. His message was about a radio blog discussion on the breaking story of the terror attacks in Mumbai.

What! Another terrorist strike in Mumbai?

I was both angry and sad. What were the security and intelligence forces doing that allowed another terror attack on India’s financial nerve centre? I was sad at the loss of innocent lives.

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2 comments:

Laju K. said...

Hi Zafar, I can understand your sentiments on this. Best, Laju

Zafar Anjum said...

Thanks Laju. I heard you on Blog Talk Radio SAJA. It was a good show. We all need to be together in this.