Wednesday, 26 November 2008

A letter of Love from family to Kev wanderin sumwhere in India,locked away from the World

Dear Kev(Catcher in the Rye),
wherever Yu are,Yu need to know Yor folks bak in Australia are worried sick for Yu.Yor Mom says Yu read my blog,religiously,if Yu do as she says den,do contact Yor folks or my folks,the Mumbai Bloodshed is scary and if Yu in Mumbai,do contact us,we are all worried about Yu.If at all Yu angry with us all,dis aint the time to play ''Catch Me if Yu can'',we can reschedule it for the next time.Simply need to hear Yor voice which shall negate all our worst fears.
I'm abominably sorry for Nov-25-2008.
I guess Yu understand a blog is being dedicated to Yu,which speaks of the Love,Concerns for Yu.
We all Love Yu.
P.S:-We never value anything until we miss it,and here we all miss Yu.We need to know Yu are safely closeted sumwhere.Besides there's no K.G.B trackin Yu down via electronic Surveillance so Yu can switch on Yor cellphone n' speak to us(laughing).May the Good Lord sheild,protect,safeguard Yu ''Catcher in the Rye''.
Signed:-
Mom,Dad,friends,family(Australia),
Aunt,Uncle,Shakespeare and''Yor Princess Love ;Leslie Tripathy''(India)

34 comments:

Rwanda said...

sweet princess is kev stuck up sumwhere in india,was he in one among those twin hotels in mumb?
i pray he is safe.

sharpspeak said...

is kev bak?it must be harrowing for you dear lovely

Raymond said...

god bless kev

Lord of Universe said...

princess i was worried abt yu and yor bro,good goodness both are fine by god's grace.
keep spreading happiness.

Kev said...

sweet little princess,i'm happy to know you are so infernally concerned abt my well-bein,i guess you dont express yor love thru words but do thru writin,i loved the blog write-up yu wrote for me.

sunny said...

As a youngster she would travel and teach and help people. In such a short time, she has done things that people don’t do in a lifetime. Now looking back at what she has done, it’s amazing.”

susAan said...

Leslie never wastes any time, its nice how she has made sumone feel special it makes a world of difference “Shee has always been on the go. Working, studying, building.”

vivan,chicago said...

The Indian government is asleep at the wheel. The cabinet must resign. This is government is weak on Terror.

frank,cambridge,u.k said...

The BBC is reporting that the terrorists are demanding British and American passport holders to essentially step forward so they can take them as hostages.

Horrible, horrible events.

frank,cambridge,u.k said...

The BBC is reporting that the terrorists are demanding British and American passport holders to essentially step forward so they can take them as hostages.

Horrible, horrible events.

nikhi,u.k said...

Common men are paying the price of India Government's years of neglect, with their price. Democracy, in a highly skewed form in India, means by and large, winning election. Both Central and State governments are busy only pilfering state treasury and winning the election by muscle and money power. Protection and welfare of citizens are non-issue to them. Infiltration from Pak and Bangladesh border is covertly encouraged by Governments with an eye towards minority vote bank. Just in 2008, 10000 Pakistani came to India with tourist visa, and never returned back. Government does not mind, as they are happy and their children are in US or UK. In the middle of this, people in India now lives by chance, not by living right. God save India.

riya,miami said...

ndia has a huge heart. It has always welcomed all religions to flourish on its soil. Very sad that this will probably turn into hindu-muslim violence again. Shirdi being so close to bombay, I urge bombayites to keep Sai Baba's message of tolerance at heart in reacting to this tragedy. Jai Sai Ram. Peace to Bombay.

chris,u.s.a said...

US must thank their president Mr. G. Bush for keeping a strong hand and complete focus against terrorism.

Much can be said by leftist groups on certain unpopular decisions taken by President Bush, but thanks to those measures you have not got a second 2001 and I hope that the new government does not vow to the pressures of the left and once and for all people like Sean Penn, M. Moore and many other millionaires would shut up and count their blessings for being in a country under the vigilant watch of Mr. bush.

amit,australia said...

The Indian Government has no clue on whats going on in the country let alone have any intelligence on terrorists who now have successfully carried out bombings in a number of large cities. It doesn't take much thought to know that these cities are specifically targeted because of their vital importance to the country as centers of commerce and tourism. Mumbai clearly is the financial nerve center of the nation. The Government's only focus is on how to stay in power and of course, make as much money as they can while they are at it.

Patrick, Ithaca, NY said...

Wishes of healing for the injured; condolences to those who've lost family members, friends or co-workers; the blank and nagging question "why?" to the people who decided to smite against civilization. Whether their motives were political or even worse, religious, is this really the best you can do? A cowardly act against innocent people? Disgusting.

Abby, Tucson, AZ said...

My girlfiend (the one who got manipulated by CitiBank into switching her account - which my brother ASSURES me is no longer uninsured by FDIC) is in Mumbai for a wedding. She's staying at the Taj. There are 60+ in the American wedding party. The bride is American, the groom is Indian. I think the wedding is Thursday. I hope they left the hotel for the rehearsal dinner.

She felt guilty about going to stay at such an exclusive place in a city of such poverty, so she made a donation before she left.

Is Osama Bin Laden playing this for WWIII? While we're worried he's destablizing Afganistan and Pakistan, he was really planning to drive the India/Pakistan wedge deep? Their anti-terrorism leaders were killed, a radio station attacked, several coordianted building invasions, three successful. Hostages in three, fires. Army going in.

This is really happening, right now. I can't believe that I'm watching the equivalent of CNN standing around without knowing what more to say, until it has stopped.

I don't pray, but this seems like a good time to start.

ashmit,new york said...

My heart bleeds for Mumbai. I was born in Mumbai and I know that people would eventually get over this. But enough of gettign over now. The first and foremost is that this weak in the knees government should go. Congress has exploited India for its own gains and does not even have the audacity to hang a terrorist. The less said about these coward terrorists the better. They dont deserve humanatarian view and should be mercilessly crushed.

caroline,l.a said...

I would definitely not invest nor offshore jobs to India. It has the political stability of a banana republic. Foreign capital should definitely flee India if it hasn't already. I would feel safer in Bogota, Columbia than Bombay, India.

reshma,london said...

India should bomb all identified terrorist training camps across all indian borders, be it pakistan, china nepal, bangladesh or srilanka. If that means a war to end all wars, then so be it.

We all owe it to the thousands of indian citizens who died in terrorist attacks over many years, while our politicians slept at the wheel.

Indians always want peace but not at the cost of being perceived as weak and targeted so outrageously.

s.m,newyork said...

This is the city of my birth - The Taj Hotel is where I spent my wedding night, shortly after getting married just half a block from the Taj Hotel. It saddens and angers me to see places I frequented attacked in this manner. I hope the city shows its landmark resilience and bounces back quickly. I also hope it demonstrates tolerance and restaint and doesns't disintegrate into violence like in 1993.

sushant,india said...

The congress party in control is weak and has always played vote bank politics. The common people are now paying for their greed and hunger for power. It was under congress watch that India was divided, it was under their watch that terrorism took birth in Kashmir, Punjab and elsewhere and it is under their watch that it is headed in the direction of another partition. I hope the people of the country wake up and vote them out of power for good.

soham,mumbai said...

Yes, Bombay is a resilient city, but terrorism is now more and more a part of the fabric here, and each act helps fray the city's fabric more and more. These are highly challenging times for India on so many fronts, and terrorism as well as the country's response to it are key tests for India's flawed, but (so far) robust, democracy. On a personal note, as someone born and raised in Bombay, who still loves the city despite its myriad problems, I am horrified and saddened at the loss of life, as well as the damage done to some of the city's legendary spots -- including the beautiful old Taj Mahal Hotel, such an endearing symbol of the Bombay I know and love.

shiv,l.a said...

I was very very disappointed with the New York Times and other American news agencies delay in reporting this story. The events occurred at around 12:30 PM EST but the New York Times had nothing till 2:40 PM EST. I can't understand why they weren't able to pick up on this earlier. It was very disturbing to watch CNN at around 2:00PM report on holiday meals, while knowing the events that were unfolding in India from family there. Guess it didn't become an important story to people in the US until they realized that Americans were the proposed targets.

usman,newyork said...

The terror continues. Attacks on hotels, hospitals, and any other places where the public is exposed and civilians reside have struck Mumbai again. There is a sick and deadly international belief system which slowly continues to expand across the world.

There is jihadi hatred and envy with attacks on America, Europe, Russia, China, Thailand, the Philippines, India, and many other places. Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs, and Hindus are all targets. Despite their immense diversity and differences, the overwhelming majority of humanity, nations, and great powers all face a hardening, failing, and deadly portion of mankind which remains incapable of seeing its own immense failures, and blames all its shortcomings on others.

It is people from societies and believes with no democracy, free press, industry, science and technology, minority or women's rights.

Taliban, Al-qaeda, Hamas, Hezebelloh; 9/11, Bali, Madrid, London; suicide bombings, beheadings; stoning to death, court imposed gang rapes of rape victims; Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan--the list goes on.

Slowly, but surely, the vast majority of humanity, with their differences, competitiveness, and particular bi-lateral issues, are raising their people up, attempting to better their nation's standing in the world, and are working better with other nations and multi-lateral institutions. The exception to the rule is that part of the world which makes our papers everyday for the wrong reasons, and continues to wreak havoc for all nations and all people.

matthew,ohio said...

I stand with India. I'm not Indian, but I will support the world's largest democracy in its quest to squelch this terrible 'disease'. I just hope they don't screw up their anti-terror fight like George Bush did - he created so many more enemies for America, and squandered the world's goodwill following 9/11.

duncan,dublin said...

We need to end the evil that is Islamo-fascist terrorism NOW - if this need a nuclear world war 3, then so be it. Nazi fascism was not ended by peace talks or monetary aid or diplomacy - all these things were tried and only encouraged the ultimate evil that was Hitler. Only the blood, sweat and tears of 50 million people finally eradicated that old evil. Similarly today islamo-fascism has spread its tentacles round the world and only drastic action will save humankind from the "Fourth Reich".
A grand coalition of the free, comprising of US, Israeli, Indian and British forces should be formed. There are two important sources of islamo-fascism - 1) Saudi Arabia - the heart and brains; and 2) Pakistan - the arms and legs. Once these bastions of hatred are destroyed, islamo-fascism will wither away. Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran are peripheral and unimportant and are the equivalent of Austria/Hungary. Unless the Saudi state (with its Wahhabist puppeteers) and Pakistani army (with its terrorist employers) are destroyed, there is no chance of peace in the world - let alone in Iraq/Afghanistan. Iran will do a Libya and fall in place once is sees the consequences of islamo-fascist misadventures.

We can act now (the equivalent of 1938) or pay the price later - anyway its time for all freedom loving people to stand up and be counter

miami vice said...

For too long, this war on terrorism has been used in the US as a bludgeon to advocate a specific set of policies disproportionate to its risk and more in-line with the long-term interests of the Bush administration. It's not that, here in the US, we should not have been scared after 9/11, but maybe we were too scared, and gave up too much, to the point of hysteria. That overreaction lent itself to manipulation by those with disingenuous motives, and risked the sincere support of America's friends and allies.

Now India is being hit by terrorist attacks matched in drama and fear, if not yet in scale, to 9/11. India froze the assets of foreign terrorists suspects for the US after we were attacked 7 years ago. We responded with a weak and unfocused policy in the region, which included propping up a destabilizing dictatorship with India's tensest foreign relationship.

It's time America did right by India, and issued a statement of solidarity in light these attacks. It should not include a plan of action that the US takes, but instead a commitment of resources to help India investigate or go after the groups that perpetrate these crimes. The mandate should be qualified to free us from obligation to be involved or support unilateral activity on the part of India in territory it disputes with Pakistan, so that we're not rattling any cages. But in any case, it's time this war on terrorism meant something more than a cash hole, long lines at airports, and the Bush administration projecting its idea of force onto the 21st century. And it's time America meant something more to a country like India than an entity only slightly more troubling and dangerous as an enemy than as a friend.

Anonymous said...

This looks like a classic fedayeen tactic as used on several occasions by the Lashkar e Tayyiba in Kashmir in the past though the earlier focus by these terrorist groups was on attacking the Indian army and the Border Security Force and not civilians. The singling out of American and British tourists does seem to suggest that these groups are now beginning to target ordinary people of these nationalities. Considering that these groups operate in India and Pakistan and that they have been known to escape into Bangladesh and Nepal in the past, it would be important for all Americans and Britons to leave the region and stay away from it for the conceivable future in the interests of their own safety. The Lashkar (whatever it calls itself these days) and other similar groups are under extreme pressure from the US and NATO forces in Afghanistan and a number of their cadres have been killed inside Pakistan as well in recent months. Mumbai does seem to have become a soft target for them to exploit - other Indian cities may follow. The continuous incompetence of the Indian government in providing security to its own people as well as to foreigners underlines the need for foreigners to leave the country in the interest of their own safety.

swati,dubai said...

Another shameful and cowardly act by the terrorists. They came by the night and have done this dark act. The police and the political system have been caught napping again. One of the attacks took place adjacent to the police head-quarters in Colaba. It almost feels that the rulers are hoping this problem would just go away, instead of working to tackle this head on and deal it with the strongest hand. It can't be the lack of monetary support that is hampering the process of catching these criminals before hand. The common man's expectation of basic safety to work and survive has taken another blow. The problem of terrorism needs to be addressed at all levels. The terrorists have no purpose except to wreak havoc among the masses. Their issues will never get addressed if they proceed in this fashion. Logic, I am afraid, is not what their actions are increasingly based on.

sick-of-indian-sick-govt said...

The terrorists attacks in India is primarily a practice before they hit the west. If they want to hit India, they can do it any time and at any place. In a country that takes bribe from top to bottom, they can buy any one they want and execute their plans.

Innocent people die but it has no effect either on the government or on the people because it disappears from the headlines in couple of days. Unlike in US, where the government actually goes all out to protect the homeland, the Indian government completes its responsibility by expressing the grief and condemn the act.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Mr.Bush has kept us safe perhaps he as drawn thousands to take up the jihad cause. Absence of evidence is not evidence. Geographically and demographically the US is much less vulnerable than the rest of the world especially the religiously and ethnically fragmented reality of India. Also don't forget over 4 thousand of America's most courageous have given their lives while 30 thousand+ have been injured(not counting the 10's of thousands of Iraqs who have died). Our hearts go out to those who have lost their lives and their families. Lets hope India responds rationally to this horrific act and doesn't overreact, by allowing its citizens to resort to violent mob justice or as in our case by invading another country.

maya,los angeles said...

It is appalling and quite horrifying to see the carnage that has taken place in Mumbai. In fact over the past 1 year if we were to plot all the places in India which have had terrorist attacks, then we can clearly see that no region has been spared. Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Assam, Mumbai etc. Seriously the government is the one to blame. 99% of the time we are fighting amongst ourselves trying to create a divide between North and South India, East and West India and so on. This is the issue that we have to fight. 280 lives have been lost so far. Can you imagine the response if this terrorist attach had taken place on any Western Country soil? India, should not only move forward economically...it has to become a geo-political power. We have to move out of the shadows and stamp our presence in the world. There is no place for terrorism in this world. Period.

matt,newyork said...

Of course this is impossible and would never happen, but I would like to see the families of terrorists targeted and punished. How would these "free fighters" like it if the next innocent victims are their own loved ones?

mahi,los angeles said...

It makes my blood boil in anger seeing these terrorist killing innocent people in the name of their stupid relgion. We all know who these religious fanatics are. India needs to get serious and bomb all the terrorist camps in Pakistain and if that's the only way, let it be.

You cannot be lax on these Islamic terrorists again and again.