All my posts related to the Mumbai Blasts in chronological order:
- Mumbai Blasts: Day 1
- Mumbai Blasts: Day 2
- Mumbai Blasts: Mop up at the Taj
- Mumbai: Beloved City Reclaimed
- Leopold Reopens, Mumbai Bounces Back!
- Justifying Citizen Journalists
- Dossier of Evidence Submitted to Pakistan
- Previously Unseen Pics from 26/11
Here are some of my previous posts on Mumbai. Preblast time period. To share with you the beauty of the Taj and the people in Mumbai!
- Kabootar at the Taj Mahal Hotel. The way I remember the Taj and surroundings.
- Boats at the Gateway of India
- Best Place for an old-fashioned haircut. This place is a few steps from the Leopold and many of the leopold cafe victims had died in front of this place. The terrorists had left an RDX bomb outside their door. The Police had found it in time.
- Kailash Parbat: How to eat a Paani-Puri The best Paani puris and chaat in town; steps from the Nariman Building.
- Bademiyan: Colaba’s Culinary Firmament! Bademiyan is only a few steps from the Leopold Cafe where the Terrorists killed innocents enroute to the Taj via the back entrance.
- Mango Manna! One more reason to visit Mumbai during the sweltering summer!
- Baanganga: Sacred Place in the heart of Mumbai
- Vegetable seller at Walkeshwar
- Come running with me!
- Sweeper at the Gateway of India, across from the Taj One of my favorite pics.
- Mee Mumbaikar
This blog and associated pictures have been covered extensively in the International News Media. Here is a sampling:
- Coverage on CNN International (Telephone Interview)
- The New York Times; Nov 29, 2008
Citizen Journalists Provided Glimpses of Mumbai Attacks
- BBC News; Latest News
Links to this blog
- National Public Radio, Morning Edition (WBUR, Boston)
Summary and Audio Broadcast
- The Boston Globe, Professor’s blog chronicled the terror
- Canadian TV Mumbai crisis put ‘citizen journalists’ in spotlight
- Les Observateurs; Mumbai Attacks: “The terrorists were shooting indiscriminately” Nov 27, 2008.
- Les Observateurs; Nuit sanglante à Bombay Nov 27, 2008, in French
- Norwegian newsmedia: Dagbladet.no; Hvordan opplever innbyggerne i Mumbai terroren? Here I also answered questions for readers!
- Associated Press: Bloggers provide raw view of Mumbai attacks
- In the Huffington Post
- Australian Newspaper, The Age: Bloggers provide raw view of Mumbai attacks
- Yahoo Tech! News: Twitter, blogs provide riveting accounts of Mumbai attacks (AFP); Nov 29, 2008
- Australian Newspaper, The Age: Twitter, blogs provide riveting accounts of Mumbai attacks; Filed by the French News Agency, AFP, Washington, DC. Nov 29, 2008
- In my home town newspaper Arlington Advocate’s blog.
- In the Greek Press, “Αφιλτράριστες” οι επιθέσεις στην Ινδία…
- Lessons from Twitter
- One of my pics made the cover of Pragati: The Indian National Interest Review
Thank you all for your help, kindness and support through these trying days! And we were the lucky ones!
“Mumbai Blasts!” crumbs from your main landing page took me back in time and memories ….
Lets not forget that infamy.
As we usher in a new year, a moment of silence in memory of all those whom we lost on those days.
Yes. How time flies.
And I am not very sure that India is further ahead in dealing with such tragedies today.
Wishing you and your family the best for the New Year.
Seeing the pics so many years later brings back the sad memories of those horrible days when a few held the entire nation ransom.and Arun was around to capture the pics and report live. nagesh kini, mumbai, april 5, 2011.
Thank you Nagesh Maam.
Wishing you all a wonderful Ugadi Padva.
Excellent photo-stories! Inspiring work!!
Thank you Abhijit.
Perhaps today or tomorrow, I will be posting some previously unpublished pics..
Hi Mr. Shanbhag,
Thanks a lot for reverting back. I hope you are doing well.
We are in a phase to relaunch the site with new design and lot of functionality ( including iphone application) within next 3 weeks.
Yes we will be happy if you start cross posting it. If you are using word press then we have build a plugin by which you can directly post it without much efforts. Please provide me your mail id where I can mail that plugin.
This new Plugin worked well with other blogger. :).
Please get register to the site 1st and let me know so that I can make your id as a blogging ID from backed.
Nice to meet another shanbhag online, I am from karwar but not being there for years now. I went through your blog https://arunshanbhag.com/ really appreciate the way you write and update your blog.
I am a manager and run a website called mumbaikar.com which talks all about mumbai and people of mumbai. We have sections like citizen watch where you can updated incident that you watch daily and wanted to put forward, also we have events section called by what’s on.. kaizup it’s cartoon section and multimedia section called mumbai meri jaan.
We provide useful information to the site like helpline number ,terror timeline etc..
Let me know if you want to become a blogger to the site.. just register to the site and let me know the ID I will make you a blogger.
Waiting for your reply.
Account Manager (Mumbaikar.com)
Thank you for the invite. Browsed over your site and it is pretty impressive.
if it is acceptable i can cross-post some of the article from my blog over to Mumbaikar.com Would that be acceptable? And I hope you don’t mind the personal tone of my articles.
Best Wishes in all that you do!
To introduce myself, my name is Sneha Menon, and I’m a student at the LSE pursuing a masters degree in new media innovations and policy. I’m conducting research on the role of Twitter in the Mumbai terrorist attacks last year for my Master’s dissertation.
I’m studying the motivations of users to participate via Twitter in crisis situations and am interested in the changing ways that people experience crisis situations through technologies like Twitter.
In my search for active participants during the period (26/11- 28/11), I came accross your profile and your pictures.
I’d like to conduct an interview of about 15 minutes to ask you a few questions regarding your experience of and opinion regarding using Twitter during this period.
For your information, the information collected will be purely for research purposes for a dissertation that I’m writing to earn a masters degree.
I am conducting interviews for this project upto the 10th of July.
Please do let me whether you are able to participate and when you are free for an interview via phone.
Thank you and hope you’re able to help!
MSc. Media & Communications ’09
London School of Economics & Political Science
Good luck in your dissertation.
I will be glad to help in anyway and can certainly entertain a telephone call. Please send mail to: arunshanbhag AT gmail to schedule a time, ok?
thanks a lot. my US phone # is 315-214-5558
Sorry for not calling while in Mumbai. Is it too late to contact you now?
wanted to speak to you for five mins . is it possible ?
Am currently in mumbai. Please leave me your telephone number in the US and I can call you.
thanks a lot
i want to include your experience in my paper . first of all ,permit me to include your name in my paper. after the end of the course , i will send a copy of the paper to you also. could you share your views on the following with me
1. what really prompted you to use twitter for that incident ?
2. approximately how many pics/comments did you upload on twitter during those days ?
3. how many people did follow you on twitter during those days?
Let me introduce myself. my full name is praveen prakash . I am an IAS office from hyderabad. every year ,govt of india sponsors few officers to maxwell school for one year course in public policy . at present i am doing this course.
i know i am causing lot of inconvenience to you. sorry about that.
Please feel free to use my name in your paper; and wishing you the best in your work.
My responses are as below:
1. I had just signed onto twitter a couple of weeks before coming to Mumbai and the blasts. Thus I was new to it. In my short experience, i was only using twitter to direct readers to my blog where I had hosted the pictures and my own commentary.
2. On twitter you can only upload comments, NOTHING else; just go to my username on twitter and just check the number of message I had posted.
3. Again, I was not keeping track, but I think about 700 or so folks were following me when I was posting on twitter; additionally, I know many were “retweeting” my tweets so the message was certainly amplified.
Congratulations on your Scholarship and Wishing you the very best in your work.
And really, no inconvenience.
my name is praveen. i am a student at maxwell school ,syracuse univ. i am doing a paper on mumbai blast : use of online tools by citizens.
need your help. do you have an idea how many hostages used twitter
hi Praveen: Good Luck with your work;
Sorry, I do not know how many (if any) hostages used twitter.
I followed your blog with interest during the attacks last month. Simply amazing and truly showed the power of internet based citizen journalism.
The events in Mumbai inspired me to reread my two favorite books about the city: Maximum City and Shantaram. I would recommend these two great reads to all. Happy New Year 2009.
Thank you for your kind words. I felt I was the messenger, sharing what I saw with the world at large. The acts were inhuman and I hope we don’t have to see these again.
Interestingly, I have these two books on my shelf, but have never read them. I will pull them out and read them. Thank you for reminding and motivating me.
Wishing you the best for the New Year!
the storm of darkness coming from middle east and welling from years of neglect by western powerful nations, will soon engulf the mankind. there will be no dawn of enlightment in the whole indian sub continent as it will be covered by cloak of ever lasting darkness. there will be no rights for women, no education for girls, no place for democracy, no televison, no films, no science, no scientific development, eye for eye justice, brutal treatment for liberals. the human race will come to an end soon and only zoombies will walk this part of the world.
Very dark indeed! so what we/you going to do about it?