I just arrived home and am catching up on the terrorist attack on Mumbai this evening (tomorrow morning in India).
BlogTalkRadio SAJA (South Asian Journalist Association) are holding web-based phone-in discussions every 12 hours, 10 – 11:30 am/pm ET or 8:30 – 10:00 am/pm Indian time. The guests on the first call (evening of Nov. 26 in Canada) included Benjamin Piven, former Fulbright Scholar in Mumbai and Suketu Mehta, author, “Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found.” Author Rohit Bhargava has posted the details on his Influential Marketing Blog.
For those wishing to follow the latest news, some sources:
- Wikipedia page “26 November 2008 Mumbai attacks” – includes current information, background information, and links to other sources of current information.
- @Mumbia and @MumbaiUpdates on Twitter – for the most current news directly from Mumbia
- “Tweets” from Twitter directly from Mumbai – according to Wikipedia, Twitter is acting as the best news source, faster than the mainstream news sources
- IBN Live has excellent live-streaming video directly from Mumbai.
- Google Maps of the attacks (if this link doesn’t work, link to it from the Wired blog)
- There is live-blogging from Mumbai Metblog.
- Photos on Flickr (this is one person’s set).
- The Wired blog lists additional sources.
- Trying to reach someone in Mumbai? This blog service, “Mumbai Help” is willing to text someone for you if you know the mobile phone number.
- Mumbai US State Dept hotline – 001-888-407-4747
Thanks to everyone who have been spreading the word such as Kevin O’Keefe, Sharon a.k.a. “NoReinsGirl” (a law student from Sacramento), Deepa Prahbu (tweeting from Mumbai) and Jim Parsons. My thoughts are with those in Mumbai.
Note: I am updating this post as I discover new sources of information. If you find others, feel free to add into the comments.
11 pm ET – Mumbai police asked citizen journalists and live news feeds to only report “soft” news to protect military operations so there may be a gap in reporting. See @MumbaiUpdates.