Cerebral Shangrila

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Mumbai Blasts - A City gropes for answers

Yet another series of bomb blasts have ripped the commuter trains in Mumbai. The Politicians / Govt officials visit the place , the press is loud,blaring and screaming , the international community condemns it, the intelligence bureau looks for clues, and as usual Mumbaikers show their resilience and humanity by helping one another.

The problem is , this scene is becoming all too familiar ( If not the blasts at least the calamities striking Mumbai). Poor Mumbai, my heart aches for it. If the government does not take swift action in going after these heinous perpetrators , we stand to lose our credibility as a resilient nation .

There is no doubt that Mumbai is resilient. It would spring back to normalcy within days. Its people would continue to be its lifeline. At this moment,I only wish India was at least half as resilient as Mumbai .

3 Comments:

  • I just wish that we take this in a broader context. By saying Mumbai was attacked, we are limiting the attack. The context should be more like "India was attacked" and Indians in Mumbai are resilient. Who are Mumbaikers after all? Would we be saying people in city X, was not resilient to fight back, if god forbid city X was attacked?

    Hari

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:58 PM  

  • Why again? what the govt is doing. Thanks to the people who helped affected people.

    By Blogger ILA(a)இளா, at 7:08 PM  

  • The fact is Mumbai or for that matter any other city in the world has no other choice but to be resilient since their survival itself is at stake. For the people who are not directly affected by the blasts, they have no choice but to bounce back since that's the only option open to them. For the people directly affected by the blasts including their near and dear ones, springing back to normalcy is a misnomer since they can only adjust to the altered situation due to the action of a few fanatics.
    Lets face it. Life of an Indian in the eyes of other Indians especially for those in the powers of corridoor is dirt cheap.
    Jai Hind!

    By Anonymous Ashok, at 10:24 PM  

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