Terrorists humiliated guests at Taj Hotel and what are we doing?

A leading newspaper, one that I am addicted to, has front page news on December 25 of terrorists humiliating guests at Taj Hotel Mumbai before killing them. Well, while bringing this gruesome act to light is important, isn't preventing further humiliation of those who unfortunately lost their lives for no reason much more crucial?

The front page of the newspaper has a 'blurred' photograph of two unfortunately humiliated Taj hotel guests. The report ends with the newspaper saying that they have refrained from printing most of such pictures.

I just want to understand this:

I understand that the forensic team must have needed the photographs for investigation, but allowing the media to publish these photographs for the entire world to see is beyond my understanding. The headline is strong enough for everyone to understand (and visualize, if I must say) what must have happened. Supporting it with the photograph - uncalled for.

If the terrorists humiliated the guests on that day, aren't we humiliating them further by displaying their 'blurred' photographs? Was it absolutely necessary? Now they would say "In such cases we want to show people how bad it was...". C'mon, words speak enough when gruesome things like this happen. I was very very very hurt to know that this horrible inhuman act happened, that the terrorists did much worse than killing people, but that our own newspaper displayed this photograph was equally disturbing.

I request all media to refrain from printing such photographs when the headline is strong enough to convey what happened. Please.

Cost of cars, cement, edible oil, electronics to reduce - Watch it to believe it

I couldn't believe it! I mean how often do we hear about price-cuts? So when I browsed through the internet and found this video on myPOPKORN.com I watched it some three or more times. Only then was I convinced that the cost of cars, cement, edible oil, electronics is definitely going to reduce.

Indian government has announced a Rs 20,000 Crore Fiscal Stimulus Package to boost our economy! Must say it is a good step by the government.

If you can't view the video on this blog, watch it here.

Still wondering if the price cut would be by just a few paise!

Moon Smile, I Smile, You Smile – And we live happily ever after!

Last evening, Venus, Jupiter and Moon came together in a magical alignment to create a smiling moon on the sky. The moon smiled as we travelled home from work together for the first time after marriage last evening. It couldn’t have been more romantic!

Mrinal was waiting for me at Vashi station. It was my first day at work after marriage and my first ever journey on the central and harbor lines. I, after a long journey (Parel to Kurla, Kurla to Vashi), met him at Vashi and we instantly boarded a Thane-bound train. As we stood near the footboard and the train started moving, I noticed the smiling moon (2 stars and a 3-day old crescent moon) on the sky. I showed it to Mrinal who told me that he too noticed the moon’s smile at that very moment and was about to show it to me. Wow! It was so romantic, so very perfect. As if we were living a fairy tale – they got married, travelled home together gazing at the smiling moon and lived happily ever after!

I felt no more exhausted given that I travelled by all the lines of Mumbai local that day – western central and harbour! It was, as Mrinal said, like the moon saw us travelling home together and smiled. So sweet!