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Taj Mahal – Queen Bee

My father was listening to Taj Mahal in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Taj Mahal is still around and playing great music.

Artist: Taj Mahal
Tune: Queen Bee

By |2010-03-12T22:13:21-04:00March 12th, 2010|Music|Comments Off on Taj Mahal – Queen Bee

Mumbai finally over

The insanity of these terrorists can not be overstated. Were they born yesterday? Did they think that they could hold hostages and then walk free? Did they think that their demands were going to be met? Did they not learn anything from the multiple kidnappings in the late 1970s?

From MSNBC: This seaside city of 18 million has bounced back from wrenching tragedy before, but after the most brazen terrorist attack in India’s history, the people of Mumbai are worried.

In crowded trains, corner stores, office buildings and neighborhood parks, residents ask each other the same questions. “Is anyone safe?” and “Could it happen again?”

The 60-hour siege ended Saturday, claiming at least 195 lives in attacks at 10 landmarks across Mumbai. The three-day ordeal spread fear and grief across a city that attracts newcomers by the hundreds every day.

“There is a limit a city can take,” said Ayesha Dar, a 33-year-old homemaker. “This is a very, very different kind of fear. It will be some time before things get back to normal.”

Dar glanced at a message on her mobile phone that said her children’s school would reopen Monday.

Police shut down most of the city’s “soft targets,” including schools and movie theaters, after the siege began late Wednesday night.

The movie theaters in this film-crazy city are usually packed and attendance levels creeping up would indicate that life is returning to normal. But cinema workers say that could be a while. (more… )

By |2008-11-29T05:38:01-04:00November 29th, 2008|Foreign Affairs, Terrorism|Comments Off on Mumbai finally over

Terrorist Attacks in Mumbai

I simply do not understand this type of senseless violence.

From WaPo: Gunmen attacked three luxury hotels, a hospital, a train station, a movie theater and other buildings in Mumbai late Wednesday, killing at least 100 people and wounding more than 300 in a rampage through India’s financial capital, police said. The attackers took dozens of people hostage, and witnesses said they were seeking out Americans and Britons. An unknown group asserted responsibility in e-mails to India’s news media.

The gunmen, armed with explosives, lay siege to two of the hotels all night. Troops stormed in to rescue people, some of them foreign nationals, who were trapped inside. The 105-year-old Moorish-style rooftop dome of the landmark Taj Mahal Palace & Tower hotel was engulfed in fire, and flames billowed out of many rooms. One wing of the waterfront hotel was gutted. Seven hours after the first attack, firefighters rescued more than 50 hotel guests and escorted them to ambulances.

At least six foreigners were among those killed in the attacks, said Ramesh Tayde, a senior police officer, according to the Reuters news agency. (more… )

By |2008-11-27T07:33:54-04:00November 27th, 2008|Foreign Affairs, Terrorism|Comments Off on Terrorist Attacks in Mumbai
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