The economic terror trail

Taj Hotel continues to burn in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008

Taj Hotel continues to burn in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008

Vir Sanghvi has an interesting perspective on 26/11 and Mumbai’s reaction. Check it out. Its funny (and sad) how true it is that “this too shall pass” I remember feeling absolutely numb when it all went down, and now I might linger momentarily if I see a picture of the poster boy terrorist Kasab who haunted my dreams immediately after it all went down. I remember walking by the Taj the other day (on my way to Indigo Deli for their utterly divine turkey, bacon and cranberry sauce sandwich) and musing that the dome looks a lot smaller than it did when it was on fire, even on TV.

I don’t know if we’re supposed to move one, I just know that we have. And now my mind wanders to the bloodless carnage I’ve witnessed recently where some 300 employees at Radio Mirchi and 47 at MTV were given their dues and told not to come in from Monday, countless others have taken upto 35% pay cuts and we’ve had our casualties today too and it sucks and that’s life. The only thing we know for sure is that “this too shall pass.”

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One response to “The economic terror trail

  1. Deepti

    dont think i like the color pink anymore..associate it with the much-feared ‘pink slip’!!..but i also notice that the initial alarm that the downturn created in people has curbed substantially…in fact people have developed a very noticeable attitude of ‘taking-each-day-as-it-comes’..the visible change in the spending pattern evidences that people in general are becoming increasingly money conscious..

    however, all said and done, nothing pinches more than a loss of a steady job..for a minute, i want to forget the people who are comparatively well off, have earned enough, invested wisely and well and have kept aside money for a rainy day…i think the worst hit is taken by the people who are sole bread earners, have families to support and work hard to make ends meet..those who do not have the back-up of their savings as their outflow is much more than the inflow..i think they are the people who suffer the most during such a crisis..

    however, heres hoping and praying for a quick economic resurrection for the benefit of one and all..

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