HindustanTimes Tue,01 Sep 2015
Life Moves On!
Helping hands: Students from the Class 10 student council of Jamnabai Narsee School in Juhu stand before the promises they have made to the nation along with their handprints.

26/11: Life after
Sad. Bloodied. Unbowed

Vir Sanghvi
Has life returned to normal in Bombay? I asked myself this question last Sunday when I attended a function to mark the re-opening of the Taj Mahal Hotel. In the event, all of us were stunned. The Taj seemed as complete and as timeless as before. If you did not know that terrorists had taken control of the hotel for three nights, then you would not have noticed anything amiss. Vir Sanghvi elaborates. Special Coverage

Mumbai remembers terror victims, gets on with life

Against the backdrop of a calm sea, a small group of Jews lit candles in a quiet corner off the Gateway of India and chanted prayers in a sombre voice.

Out of the shadows

Santanu Saikia speaks calmly and precisely, in even tones. But an undercurrent of urgency betrays the enormity of both, his loss and the task confronting him.

Here’s what you want done to secure India

In the last fortnight, 4,909 people wrote in to the Citizens Against Terror public forum jointly initiated by HT-CNN-IBN, inviting constructive suggestions from India’s people on ways to secure the homeland; and 1,62,459 pledges were taken to cooperate in helping authorities fight terror.

Will we never learn?

After the serial blasts of 1993 devastated Mumbai, then police commissioner A.S. Samra said the coast needed better policing. The explosives used had been brought in by sea.

‘Terrorist, Terrorist’

Down school corridors across the city, words like ‘terrorists’, ‘grenades’, ‘AK-47’ are thrown around easily. And lunch-time debates are peppered with phrases like ‘terror camps’ and ‘corrupt politicians’.

‘Are we all going to die?

When Zohar Judah asked, “What is a terrorist?” his father Akiv hesitated. “How do you explain that to a five-year-old?” he asks.

Battered Mumbai gets back in the ring

Time and again over the past 15 years, Mumbai has been brought to its knees: by communal riots, by bomb blasts, by a freakish flood. Time and again, Mumbai has picked itself up, and got along.

Compensation in, victims now need help to carry on

They have received compensation from the government and their medical expenses are being taken care of. But for victims of terror who will take a long time to recover from the physical and mental trauma, life may never be the same again.

Citizens get moving

After the solidarity march at the Gateway, that screenwriter Suparn Verma initiated through his blog, Verma asked himself what next.

Mumbai lends a helping hand - Part II

Niranjan Sardar and his wife Sangeeta returned home to Akola a week ago, after Sardar underwent surgery to remove the two bullets that terrorists pumped into him at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, reports Ketaki Ghoge.