From November 26th itself as horrified Indians began to watch the lift of the siege at Mumbai, SMSes began to fly fast and thick across the country expressing the mood of the people. Some were anguished and some drawled in cynical humour. A sample of the 'people's pulse' that is still blitzing inboxes:
·Where is Raj Thakre and his 'brave' Sena'? Tell him that 200 NSG Commandos from Delhi (NO Marathi manoos, ALL South & North Indians!) have been sent to fight the terrorists so he can sleep peacefully. Pls fwd this so that it finally reaches the coward bully!
·Least paid, but bravest, they make biggest sacrifice, our jawans and officers. Selfless saviors. If only v cud paradrop our politicians on nariman hs or only if Dec 13 parliament attack had succeeded, our country wud hv been a safer place.
·He will screw terrorism the way he screwed the economy…introduce service tax on terrorism and fringe benefit tax on NSG (on P. Chidambaram replacing Shivraj Patil as Union Minister for Home).
·Let us hope Chidambaram will be successful in bringing down terrorism the way he brought down share prices.
·I dnt want 2 light a candle 2 bury my remembrance 4 those who hv died. My heart's full of anger, resentment, pain n revenge. I see no victory. I see no reasn 2 clebrte. I see no reasn 2 hoist my national flag outside Taj hotel. 10 terrorists had d power 2 make d entire nation go crazy for 60 hrs.V must fight back. If d governmnt wont save us, let d army rule this country. The subtle speeches of Manmohan Singh & Ptatibha Patil fail 2 extinguish my anger. For d 1st time in my life I dnt feel proud 2 b an Indian, a country which is unsafe, volatile n corrupt. We want Reaction. India needs Leaders. Its Time 2 Wakeup. For Gods sake, don't delete this msg. Pls fwd this msg 2 yr entire contact list in yr mobile. Don't u want a better India 4 yr children? Pls fwd.
·Don't worry about those who came thru boats Our forces can defeat them WORRY about those who come thru votes Those our are REAL ENEMIES Send 2 every true Indian.
.Change of guard in India's security agencies and MHA…Narayanan to be replaced by arnab goswami ass nsa, barkha dutt in place of madhukar gupta, praveen s…
.Forgiving the Terrorists is GOD's responsibility. But fixing their appointment with God is entirely OUR responsibility.
. The biggest ever hostage situation is still underway. Over a billion people are hostage to 545 terrorists who call them selves MPs. Hostages are paying their salaries too. Please pass this on to all other fellow hostages.