Friday, November 28, 2008


Am very disturbed by the chaos and terrorist situation in Mumbai where I grew up. Have been to the Taj Hotel many times and have stayed at the Oberoi.

The Taj faces the Gateway of India and the Arabian Sea. It was commissioned by Jamshedji Tata, Steel Man of India, after, according to a story, he was denied entry into one of the grandest hotels of British time - Watson’s Hotel as it was meant for ‘Whites only´. Tata wanted to set up his own hotel which would surpass Watson’s in all its glory. This is how India’s first super luxury hotel came into being.

Continue to worry about my Mom who enjoys the wonderful weather and sunshine during the Michigan winter and also about many relatives and friends.