Monday, December 1, 2008

Taj hotel now a destination for disaster tourism

The various arms of the security forces seemed unsure about how to deal with the tourists

Before the shattered glass had been cleared from the road, before the last of the firemen had gone home, before even half a day had passed since the death of the last terrorist, the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel had begun to fill the role it will play for at least the next couple of months—as a tourist spot of regrettable notoriety.

On Saturday evening, gawkers filled the promenade outside the hotel, pointing to the parts of the fa├žade that had featured in the ceaseless television coverage, taking photos of themselves with commandos or in front of a particularly damaged section, or just watching the muted hum of activity.
To read more, please, visit: Samanth Subramanian - livemint.com

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