Terror strikes again

I was planning to go to bed early yesterday night since my previous night was entirely spoiled by hathway. Just before switching off the TV, I noticed a flash news which says “Gun fires at two places in Mumbai“. One sudden vibration of terror passed through me, since this year had witnessed a lot hell of terror strikes by bloody f%^^&king terrorists. I dialed my mob to reach sis, who is there at mumbai with her family. They were all safe and my bro-in-law escaped from the station 30 minutes before the firing. This was enough to give me a peace of mind as the TV news shows nothing serious.

But as time passes, the feel of terror increased in me as the entire mishap became worst. News channels were keeping on reporting firings and blasts from various parts of south Mumbai. First the reports were of possible gang war, but slowly everyone started thinking the other way around. Gang wars neither happened in a way to endanger the public. Also the modus operandi of this attack seems to be entirely different from those we saw for the entire year. Unlike being cowards and blasting bombs here and there, militants started open attack with automatic rifles and grenades.

I was feeling like its gonna another sleepless night. It was 1 O’ clock at night and I was still in front of news channels, which shows the severity and the seriousness of the attack. The death tolls raising from none to 5, then to 10, had reached 25 at that time. Fresh reports of gunshots and blasts hitting the screen. I can guess the panic these bastards are creating in the financial capital of India. A city, which never sleeps, has been brought under high terror and panic by a group of f&%^&^%king bastards.

Slowly the picture was getting more and more clear. The entire drama seems to be an attempt for a hostage situation at the top hotels in the city, Taj and Oberoi. The clips showed clearly the hotel inmates asking for help through the windows of their room. I was able to hear the gunshots and some blasts inside the hotel pretty loud and clear in the clips itself. Journlists reporting from all parts of Mumbai for all the channels. I wonder how these girls got this much guts. They were standing right within the AK-47 range of the militants and were reporting. Hats off for you guys!!!

The hotels which are among the top accomodations of foreigners were put under attack and this clearly shows these terrorists want to put a black mark on India in the international map. After all what will they get with these terror attempts!!??? What is the final destination of these militants? So much questions lie there unanswered in my mind. With these questions and the trust I have in my country’s force, I went to bed hoping to hear good news today morning.

Today 6:30 AM : I was literally running towards my television to reach the news channels. But I was shocked to see whatever hopes I was having being crushed. The death toll which was 25 when I last saw, now shows 100+!!! And the great Taj hotel opposite to the Gateway of India was on fire. Fumes coming up from the centre dome, gunshots being heard!!! People, police, NSG, army, journalists running everywhere… A whole panic situation. And wait a minute!!! “Deccan Mujahuddin“!!! A new militant outfit coming up. What a crap!? This country is already suffering from loots of known and unknown gangs and here comes a new one. Its nearing 12 hours from the start of this attack, and still the situation remains the same. Reports of another blasts, finding of looots of RDX and all increased the panic inside me even though I was considering myself safe, sitting miles away in Bangalore.

What is happening? Three police officers in high cadres shot dead and loots of police men shot dead!!! Where is this nation heading towards? In the world’s largest democratic country nobody is safe!!! No matter whether you are in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Lucknow, Jaipur, Guwahati or even Cochin. The things had got so worst that “at the end of the day if you are alive, be grateful to god for that“.

PS : I’m sorry for the language I used for this post, but I can’t resist from using such adjectives for those who are there to bid for our life

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Screwed by hathway

Being a fan of European football and  a die hard fan of current England and European champions “Red Devils” Manchester United, who will like to miss the champions league battle between red devils and villa real at our rival’s home. It is at these times I used to think why shouldn’t they play around 9 PM IST. That too why are these champions league matches played on week days. This is why I like English Premier League than Spanish la liga…

Believe me, after marriage, watching mid night football matches will become really difficult without those boozing with friends. Staying awake in those midnights to watch matches needs some boozing anyway. Then also yesterday night I waited impatiently for the start of the match. Can you believe that I was waiting for a match which was going to start at night 1.15. And can you guess what all I did for time passing. Forced LS to go to bed and I forcefully took charge of the unwashed plates we used for dinner. Cut the vegetables for today. I even found out that I can remain alive after brushing teeth. Even after this, the watch told me still half an hour to go for the telecast. I wonder why whenever we are waiting for some enthusiastic stuff to happen, the watch will run slow only, whatever brand it may be. Still somewhere in my mind the thought remained that for what am I taking this much pain???

Everything was going purrrfect and telecast time was reaching closer, and suddenly I found one message in my television. “Set top box not able to receive input signal. Try changing the channel or contact helpdesk.” Now this was the worst thing to happen in anyone’s life. And who the hell customer care executive will remain awake at this time of night???  That was the moment I wanted to regret for loving ManUtd. Ohh God!! what should I do now? Call customer care?? no way… Go down and check cable connections… Waaoh!! My mind was working like a typical debugger!! Yes PK, go down and check it out!! In the midnight, when everyone except me in the entire flat lies slept, I went down to check the connection, to be frank, just like a thief. But adding to the moarn, the connections remain intact.

No more debugging ideas coming up. No way left other than taking the typical last chance of any software engineer. Since there was no ctrl+alt+del in hathway set top box, I switched it off. With prayers in mind, I switched it on again. My optimistic thoughts were crushed to ground when I see the same “Set top box…” message in the screen. For the second time, now being fully pessimist, I repeated the process, but the output remained the same. What to do??? Where to go??? My whole effort went on waste… I was able to reach Arshu’s (who is yet another ManUtd freak) mobile after a couple of tries and was cooled down hearing it was still 0-0 after 35 minutes…

Slowly I felt, my mind taking an U-turn. Mechanically I walked towards my bed with my mind whispering “people used to live when there was no tv and no football“…

My first ever post

A thought that lied in mind for a looong time… Creating a blog… i never thought of creating a blog this much easy… moreover that major blogging sites being blocked in workplace, i needed to find alternatives… I even started off with some blogs, but believe me, this is my first ever blog am posting. and i hope i will be able to fill this blog with looooot hell of posts… thank god, for keeping wordpress hidden from my system admins… donno when they are gonna find it out…