Blog Past: Mumbai 26/11

I wrote this on December 1 last year:

There is a palpable sense of outrage and fear in people – outrage because of the failure of the politicians and bureaucrats to prevent such attacks, and fear because there is no guarantee that this will not happen again somewhere else in India in the next few months (or weeks). There is also a tremendous sense of Pride at the armed forces – whom we saw in live action through the days. Put it all together, and these mixed feelings create a restlessness within. That’s why it is not like previous times. This time, it is different. And if out of this, we finally get a government of the people, for the people, and by the people, then those 195 deaths will not have been in vain.

How wrong I was. A year on, how little things have changed. The same state government, the same Home Minister in that government. The CM then was put in the Union Cabinet. The Union Home Minister then is probably going to be a Governor soon.

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.