Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Greetings for 2009

I'd like to wish you many happy returns in the new year, in everything you stake an interest in.
Personally, I'll settle for slightly better returns at the stock market.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Where did the guns come from?

Cell phones can be traced. (As can calls. So what if there are millions made every day.)

Why not guns?

Who made the guns used by the terrorists?

Who sold it them to the terrorists?

Considering there are more cell phone companies than gun manufacturers, that should be easy to dig out. Or so I think.

Friday, December 05, 2008


I'm sure you've noticed what passes off as security checks in the city's public places, and therefore also know what exactly can pass through them.

Mirrors rolled under cars. Wooden frames with serial lights that pretend to be metal detectors.

Security checks?

To deter the determined terrorist?

Or to keep honest people honest?

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Early morning hues

Every morning strains of students singing at the assembly of a nearby school drift through my windows and into my home. Today I heard them sing a Michael Jackson song.

Heal the world.

Innocent irony.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Mumbai. After the debris has settled.

It’s important to bounce back and get back to business as usual. The common man can't afford to sit at home.

It’s equally important not to forget. Or this will happen again.

I hope the media keeps up the pressure on the administration. A small compensation for some overtly dramatic and insensitive reporting.

I hope the rich and famous who shrieked themselves hoarse during the attack will continue to do so till action is taken. They have the time to do so, and the incentive. Lights, camera, action.

I hope things aren't swept under a carpet called the resilience of Mumbai. It's been happening since the first terror attack in Mumbai.

So, no matter how you do it or why you do it, as long as the change we all want to see is effected, it will be a job well done.