{link :Benumbed by Violence} mumbaimayhem-1 

My thoughts are with the family / loved ones of those who have not been fortunate, who lost their precious lives in coordinated mayhem-like attacks spilled across luxury hotels, a popular restaurant and a crowded train station. I have no energy and ability to understand the motives and minds of these two-legged barbarians who set out to kill innocent people {who usually go about their regular lives, who mind their own affairs, and who have never ever played an active role in any schematic regional / religional conflicts} in such unprecedented ferocity.


{Link : Even by the standards of terrorism in India, which has suffered a rising number of attacks this year, the assaults were particularly brazen in scale and execution. The attackers used boats to reach the urban peninsula where they hit, and their targets were sites popular with tourists. The Mumbai police said Thursday that the attacks killed at least 101 people and wounded at least 250. Guests who had escaped the hotels told television stations that the attackers were taking hostages, singling out Americans and Britons}






The TV channels, repeatedly, state that the Indian Government was warned of possible attacks by terrorists heading towards the city through the sea. One of the most violent terror attacks in India, the commercial capital, Mumbai – the forever vibrant city is reeling under an unprecedented night attack as terrorists ran amok to strike the hyper busy CST Railway terminus, the awe-inspiring landmark Taj Hotel at the Gateway and the luxury Oberoi Trident at Nariman Point and other key places in the city. This massacre claimed over 100 195 precious lives and hundreds are left wounded / injured. This brutal assault involving terrorists drifting around the city, blasting their way through various spaces in the city, killing, injuring innocent people and taking Western tourists and business people as hostages wherever they went, whomever they came across is both gruesome and shocking, and a disgraceful development as well. Wonder, where are all those politicians who declared in a very robust tone that they would save Mumbai! Helpless commoners and non-Politicians are being hit everywhere, caught unawares in the clutches of death. What’s the use of strings of statements of condolence from Ministers and the rest from the high citadels of Power, immediately after such murderous rampages? And what else can we expect from this bunch ? The blast sites would be cleaned off all the blood and human debris by tomorrow, the media will continue to ruminate over the number of people died (just one more statistically significant disaster that struck Mumbai) for a while, all schools & colleges would be open tomorrow, the whole population of commoners would explode out once again on the roads for their sustenance, whether or not like the whole idea of letting selves open for the possibility of yet another dastardly attack on their lives. And this “Mumbai rocked by yet another…” will soon be forgotten, it will become one more milestone in Terrorism Attacks. We are nothing but hard-working regular human bodies made of flesh and blood, filled with Shaken belief systems and shaken trust in Government, going about our lives, anxious about our loved ones’ safety, shedding tears for those strangers who died, feeling stressed over the enormity & magnitude of attack, indulging in some kind of soul searching. We are nothing but hard working and sincere regular citizens of a great country being led by Non-leader like Politicians, questioning other me-toos, wondering why and how certain kind of humans commit such violent acts against innocent people. Acts of terrorism can be stressful for those who faced the massacre as well as for those who are being audience to such discomforting disruptions…….