On 15th August 2010, the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai was reopened after restoration. A few months later, US President Barack Obama stayed in the very same corridors that had been enveloped with pungent smoke of blood and growls of gunfire, just two years ago.In a speech from the terrace of the hotel, Obama said that “the Taj has been the symbol of the strength and the resilience of the Indian people.”
On 26th November 2008, the city of dreams had become a war-zone for a few brainwashed men. The city that never sleeps wept in horror as siege went on for almost sixty hours. The world had watched the images of the burning dome of the hotel as the people of Mumbai grappled with a new reality that had struck home.
The busy life of the city, one that hardly lets you stop and stare at itself, stopped…
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