Daily Archives: December 1, 2008

Mumbai under Siege: the risk of becoming a global city

Ramola Naik-Singru

The last 60 hours all those concerned with Mumbai’s future have been glued to internet screens refreshing updates on twitter in between capturing images of the latest on the Mumbai terror attack. The Indian forces have battled untiringly to release the hostages and flush out the terrorists. There have been heavy casualties with 17 security personnel losing their lives in battle, about 178 civilians killed and 300 people wounded. It has been a deep gash on Indian urban life and as Mumbai starts its recovery the analysis of the crisis begins. The terror unleashed on the city brought to fore many facets of urban issues. From the lack of disaster management plan on the part of the government and delayed response to the positive emergence of social media, citizens initiatives and civic response through usage of new media. Continue reading

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