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matnikstym Nov 26th, 2008 04:22 PM

To Hari S.
Hope you, your family and loved ones are o.k. after the terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

HariS Nov 26th, 2008 05:34 PM

Thanks a lot, Dennis. We are all okay and most importantly all my friends and office staff in Bombay are doing well.

This is a F******g crazy world we live in and very upsetting.......


HariS Nov 26th, 2008 05:37 PM

Still not sunk in yet ..... The Taj and Oberoi Hotels, I have been to several times over the years, most recently in August- that this is surreal and literally unbelievable!!!

andybiggs Nov 26th, 2008 05:56 PM

I am glad to hear you are ok, Hari. I am watching the news right now and cannot believe something this horrible would happen.

cw Nov 26th, 2008 05:57 PM

So sorry for what happened but glad you and your family, friends, and office staff are OK. Coverage from the scene has dominated the news tonight. It is a crazy world. Such a tragedy.

Leely2 Nov 26th, 2008 05:59 PM

Hari, I am glad to hear you, your family, friends and colleagues are all okay. What an unbelievable, terrible situation!

atravelynn Nov 26th, 2008 07:03 PM

Good to know about you Hari. A terrible, disgusting tragedy that appears to still be ongoing for some.

HariS Nov 26th, 2008 07:42 PM

Thank You all for the well wishes and concerns......

safarimama Nov 26th, 2008 08:55 PM

I'm happy and thankful to hear that you're OK, Hari.
You and your family are in my thoughts this Thanksgiving.
Kristina (in Seattle)

cary999 Nov 26th, 2008 09:02 PM

In all of India, how many people have been killed by terrorists in 2008?

regards - tom

HariS Nov 26th, 2008 09:53 PM

This one is different.

cary999 Nov 26th, 2008 11:15 PM

I heard the number 2000, is that true?

regards - tom

HariS Nov 27th, 2008 12:00 AM

Quite possible, although I have no idea about the numbers.

The difference is - until now all prior incidents happened in obscure locations. Almost all of them unfortunately hitting places that lose attention after a few days.

This one seems to be co-ordinated and planned in a big way and has target the heart of the economic/financial/ cultural hub of India. Prominent people from all walks of life are around these parts........

some local news dailies

HariS Nov 27th, 2008 12:01 AM

typo: hitting places that unfortunately lose attention

HariS Nov 27th, 2008 12:06 AM

Knowing Mumbai and their resilience, the city will draw it's strength and rise together and the city will be back in it's glory. I have no doubt!!!

thit_cho Nov 27th, 2008 12:32 AM

Hari, I´m gratified to read that you, family, friends and staff are OK. I have spent many enjoyable afternoons passing time in the Leopold Cafe and nights in the Taj.

I arrived yesterday in Mallorca for an idyllic vacation (before traveling to Andorra), not to think I would be watching CNN well past the point of jetlag fatigue.

The questioning by the CNN international anchors has been distressingly supercilious -- along the lines of ¨How could this have been allowed to happen?¨ That´s not the type of question I have heard CNN ask US or European politicians, especially in a haughty tone, like I have heard them ask the Mumbai spokespeople.

Mohammed Nov 27th, 2008 01:42 AM

Hi Hari,

Glad to know your okay, this is definitely crazy. A friend of mine (one Shabbir bhai) was in the Oberoi and has been injured with a gunshot in his arm.

HariS Nov 27th, 2008 01:51 AM

Hi Michael,

We are asking much the same questions, as to how this could have happened???? You having been to the Taj etc etc., know the magnitude of the situation and how it affects the country as a whole........ Terrorists arriving by ships and walking in via the "Gateway of India"???? Not acceptable at all ......... The situation is still ongoing at the moment and questions will be asked of our Government very shortly.

Hi Mohammed,

I am very sorry to hear about your friend at the Oberoi. I hope he has got out of the hotel by now.

cybor Nov 27th, 2008 02:03 AM

My thoughts are with you Hari.

While I'm glad that you and those you know are safe, I'm so sorry for all involved with this nonsensical tragedy.

DonTopaz Nov 27th, 2008 04:30 AM

Hari, my thoughts are with you, all Mumbaikars, all Indians, and all others caught up in the horrors in Mumbai. The coverage available on NDTV is horrifying. This is not just "another terrorist attack" -- it is clearly an assault on the very soul and fabric of a city.

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