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 Post subject: Mumbai Blasts
PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:58 am 
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Hope All is well at all Mumbai Anglers places I pray for there Safety & Security as what ever is happening in Mumbai....Amin


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Save our countries from that terrorists .... Amin


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Amen!


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Amen !

I pray God to give strength & courage to all the families affected by this mayhem.

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My thoughts are with the people of Mumbai at this time.
I fervently hope that no IA members or their friends and families were caught up in this incident and wish the injured a speedy recovery.


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HI guys, I do hope that all of you, your families & friends are well.

It is indeed a very sad day.
We are aware that life is uncertain, but to have it taken in this manner cannot be justified by religion, caste , creed or colour of skin.

It is difficult to fathom that something like this could happen to a place that I call home.

My prayers are out to every single person who is affected by this untoward incident.


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A very sad day indeed. I hope all our members in Mumbai are safe.

Keyur, you're right. The word home is slowly but surely being redefined :-(


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A very sad inccident indeed. Hope everyone is safe !!

I was quite annoyed when the media, after the 2006 train blast, went on about how resilient the people of Mumbai were. Resilience often manifests itself as indifference.

This time around with the upper classes targetted I hope the focus shifts from resilience to resolve. Whats sad, but true, is that fact that no matter how much we try to convince ourselves otherwise, the life of a well-to-do person dining at the Taj is valued far more than that of someone who has to travel to work from Virar to CST 5 times a week. A life is a life !!

My heart goes out to everyone in the City.

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I haven't posted here for some time.

My best wishes and love to all the Indian people at this horrific time.

Sincerely, John.


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Just To share something with you guys my brother works at the Taj and was on duty when it happened he was one of the few who got out when the shooting started.Lucky for him except for a bullet grazing him slightly he is ok.The shock of seeing 3 of his colleagues gunned down has put him into shock,but i am sure he ll get over it slowly.Bombay has always been a soft target and i dont think this is the last time we seeing things like this happen,politics of pitting once against the other has left us vunerable to these sort of attacks.We must rise as one nation ,one people.The police i think has done a great job,against such sucidal adversaries .I hope the remaining rats are flushed out quickly without any more loss of life.


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Hi Niel,

Please pass my regards to Neville, he is a tough guy sure he will get over it.


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So much is said about Mumbaikar resilience and the city ability to bounce back... people here forget things quickly and get back to their struggle for survival.

It is high time we all demand stronger leadership who can challenge the threat of terrorism and its supporters.

All know about the training grounds, the funding and safe havens. Hope the rulers of our country stand tall and deliver.

Hope our honorable PM means serious business as reported in press...

"He warned of "a cost" if these nations did not take action to stop their territory being used to launch such attacks."

Lets keep all the innocent people who are dead, injured and also their families in our Prayers.

Santosh


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I think we now need to take care of our local anti-social elements like Raj Thakre, which drain the city and countly further with the terror they spread and are let off unpunished.


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Niel,
I sincerely hope that your brother recovers from his ordeal soon.

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Vikram


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:07 pm 
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Niel,

Sincere hope that your brother will recover from the ordeal and come up stronger.

Let me also pray and hope that this incident will be a turning point in our life and we will emerge as a much stronger nation. My heart goes out to all those who died and I am outraged at the wanton destruction of innocent lives.

Let’s take some time out and salute our security forces and remember how they have sacrificed their lives to save us. Hat off to the gallant officers of ATS, Mumbai Police and NSG, who have not cared about their life in line of duty.

I would like to emphasize one thing that our forum is not a political platform and hence we all should desist from naming any party or person.

The same day, I also narrowly escaped the flying bullets and the fury of mob in Bharat Nagar area, and the van just in front of me was torched by the furious mob as the police was trying to demolish some illegal hutments.

Once again, I pray for all those who have died or are injured in this incident and my sincere condolence to all who have lost their loved one. Lastly I strongly condemn the cowardly and barbaric act of anti-social elements.

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My Salute to all those brave men who lost their lives to the bullets.
lets pray to god that no such Barbaric act never happen in the Future.


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My heart goes out to the family of Major Unikrishnan who lost his life saving that of his felllow soldiers. Terror must be fought and sympathies to all those who have lost loved ones.
Not a word from the civil rights people about this and all other terror acts. But how they complain when the police and armed forces do their job.


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Here in the states was a four day weekend holiday, but I have hardly slept since it all began. Seeing those bloody terrorists run around killing innocent people in my home, my Mumbai, made my blood boil.

I hope India takes steps to punish those responsible, and that such things don't happen again. I had hoped similarly, when the parliament was attacked :x . But from that time we have had several blasts rip across India :shock:

The people sponsoring these terrorists seem to take it for granted, that they can get away with murder. Makes me ashamed that we are such a soft state.

When will my country have the balls to tackle this menace, and snuff it out for once, and all ?

My heart felt condolences to all the innocent lives affected by this tragedy.
I salute our valiant soldiers (Sandeep Unnikrishnan, and Gajendra Singh) and policemen who made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty.

Neil, I wish your brother the strength to recover from this horrible tragedy.


Jai Hind

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Winston Churchill on eve of India's independence (which I some times wonder why we make so much of it)

Quote "Power will go to the hands of rascals, rogues and freebooters. All Indian leaders will be of low calibre and men of straw."

Unquote. Enough said.


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That I can understand as being sour at loosing something...

But what are you trying to say mate?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:17 pm 
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Hi Niel,

Get well soon for your brother..

I hope this time out political class learns something and let indians arm themselves..

-Inder


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samsondhi wrote:
Winston Churchill on eve of India's independence (which I some times wonder why we make so much of it)

Quote "Power will go to the hands of rascals, rogues and freebooters. All Indian leaders will be of low calibre and men of straw."

Unquote. Enough said.


I think at the time of independence power was transferred from one set of rascals, rogues and freebooters to another but I still prefer the latter . :x
Yaj.


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yaj wrote:
samsondhi wrote:
Winston Churchill on eve of India's independence (which I some times wonder why we make so much of it)

Quote "Power will go to the hands of rascals, rogues and freebooters. All Indian leaders will be of low calibre and men of straw."

Unquote. Enough said.


I think at the time of independence power was transferred from one set of rascals, rogues and freebooters to another but I still prefer the latter . :x
Yaj.


Very well said Yaj. [smilie=coolup.gif]

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Dear Friends,
Our Member from Powai Lake, George Sebastian's daughter wrote this poem.

Regards,

Ali


BLACK WEDNESDAY

It was a Wednesday
A day just like any other
Little did they know
They would remember it forever

As they walked into the room
With close companions in tow
They absolutely didn’t know
What was in store

It was time for a celebration
As they gathered around the table
Savoring the best food and wine
Enjoying a life that seemed so stable

And then a deafeningly loud sound
“Was that a gunshot?” one asked
But was quick to wave away
This seemingly preposterous
and unbelievable thought

Then they heard another
Without any doubt, a gunshot
Followed by a loud explosion
That turned their guts inside out

Hearts gripped with horror
Cold feet and clammy palms
Transfixed they stood
As they came face to face with terror

This wasn’t a fast paced thriller
Nor was it happening to other people
This was modern terror
With death served on a platter

2…



-2-


And then the men charged in
Brandishing their weapons
And before they could gather their wits
Their heads and chests were pierced

They hit the floor writhing in pain
In shock, disbelief and utter denial
This was death at their doorstep
Up, close and personal

But how could they possibly leave
Without even saying goodbye
To all the near and dear ones
Who had no idea they would die

So many things undone
So many words left unsaid
“It cant be time yet, you fool”
Some even dared to shout

But Death was merciless
Death was cold blooded
He didn’t pay heed to their requests
And took them, nevertheless

Some may call it fate
Some pure bad luck
But there’s no denying the fact
It could be your life too
That could get plucked

So as we pick up the pieces of our lives
And face yet another day
Shaken, stirred, but still thankful
That at least this time, it wasn’t us.

As I draw my family close to me
And hug them ever so dearly
It is only love that matters now
Coz who knows, next time it could be me.



Radhika George
29/11/08


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The poem describes the horrific incident.

God bless and protect every one. I pray that this in time of turmoil and loss God gives us patience and tolerance.

My heart goes out to all the people who were caught up in this cowardly act. :cry:

I Hope and pray that peace, love and harmony prevail. :idea:


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