Monday, 22 December, 2008

Pray For Sheru! Salute Sheru the HERO

According to the recent high court ruling... all NUISANCE stray dogs will be killed. A dog barking incessantly, would amount to "nuisance". (Are we making a grave mistake?)

When Terrorist Ajmal rammed in to CST and fired indiscriminately; unable to bear the sound of the bullet shots, even dogs ran off CST station. Sheru stood there and barked, barked and barked... even after being hit by bullets. He is now recuperating in the ICU of the animal hospital, being treated for the bullets that he braved.

Join me in my prayers for him. He has done a lot for humankind, that humans would also be scared to.

But with the recent ruling on culling of strays.. I wonder though..

what if sheru is picked up by BMC to be culled one day for barking?

(Hu)ManKind!... (Hu)Man are we.. But how kind?

I recollect that I did receive a call (via Mumbai Terror Helpline) by some kind soul who asked me for the number of  NGOs  for stray dogs and narrated the story of a stray dog screaming at the terrorist until he was shot by the rascal. I donot remember who the kind soul was and I have not stored the number. If you are the person. Please call me, such noble work should be communicated to more people through the media. Please dont shy. You set an example of empathy. Please come out and inspire us. 

Thursday, 18 December, 2008

“EQUIPPED TO HEAL” Workshop: a MUST-ATTEND for all those who want to help

What do you do when you see an injured person?

Run for the doctor… Panic…??? Isn't it?

You could do much more… by providing emergency first aid.

Well, millions of us who watched the carnage on TV were helpless and wanted to do something.

Here is a chance. Make best of it


Dr. Desai from ARC INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES will give us a live demonstration on first aid and CPR.

By getting trained in providing First Aid you will be able to Act Promptly and help victims with emergency first aid whenever there is any calamity. If hospitals get crowded and short of staff. You could fill in for providing very basic first aid that doesn't require a medical degree but know-how, agility and empathy.


Special Session with Animal Angels: a group that makes use of the power of animals to heal emotional scars and also to add cheer to our lives.

Animal Angels Foundation is offering Animal Assisted Activity for those affected by the Mumbai Terror Blasts and for those who wish to know about and use the healing effect of animals to assist other people.

Animal Assisted Therapy is the use of trained therapy animals in counseling. Animal Angels has a team of psychologists and counselors who along with trained therapy animals will help the trauma victims to overcome post trauma stress.

How will attendee benefit?

A comforting hug from a dog is one way of letting out your pent up stress. This is called Animal Assisted Therapy. Animals are unconditional and their touch is soothing. Most of the time people in trauma or in a state of shock don't want to talk as they re experience the trauma. With animals you do not need to talk. Even if you hug the therapy dog, it provides you immense comfort and reassurance. It also helps in catharsis or venting out of emotions. A person may cry on hugging the dog as it releases the emotions locked up inside. An animal will not judge you for what you do or say, hence providing a very open environment to express oneself.

Much cant be said… Witness and Experience the magic unfold. Participate!

When: Sunday, 21 December 2008
At: 8:00 am – 02:00 pm
Venue: Moot court, Floor#2, National College {GJ Advani Law College}, Bandra, Bombay.
How to reach: National College is located at 20 minutes walkable distance from Bandra Station (West), you could rick it down from the station. If you are Coming by road: the institute is located at linking road, Bandra.
Is there a cost attached for these workshop: Yes, we need a hug. Remember to give that us before you leave. And be present for both the workshops.

Next Step?

Our friend from Bombay Clicks and Mam Movies would help us get a meeting with the police commissioner. So that we could tell him about the fact that we will be there to help the police in times of adversity by providing quick medical assistance.

I would be speaking to my media friends and will ask them to inform us of any tragic incidence that needs our assistance.

I would just give my number to them and would send chain sms's to all in the group.

We shall call this group "Group All Proactive" or GAP.

Thursday, 11 December, 2008

Jai Ho Radio Ki!

Radio Announcements were made on 2 radio stations.

Many thanks to the Fever 104 FM, Dhinchak Morning team who aired my request for a venue to conduct this activity.

Thanks Medha (Producer), Thanks Sid (RJ), Thanks Rohini (RJ) and Thanks Shalaka (listner) for responding to this request on Fever and joining in.

Thank You Red FM for airing my appeal for people to join in. Thanks Neeil (RJ), Thanks Nahed (Producer), Thanks Jigar(Producer)... RED FM 93.5. Bajaate Raho!


There is immense fear psychosis. There is a need for professional psychotherapists who could offer free voluntary service. Please send in your details to me at or call/text me at +91 9833100340

  • Sharon, a psychotherapist is happy to offer her services on sundays. Her email is Thanks Sharon.
  • Bijal Maru, a doctor Cum health psychologist has just sent me an email saying that she would like to help, she could be contacted at Thanks Bijal
  • Raj, intimated me via sms that he would like to offer free therapy and/or counselling, he is contactable at Thanks Raj
  • Pranita Sharma, a Clinical Psychologist sent an email saying that she would like to help with respect to post trauma counseling. She can be contacted at Thanks Pranita. (updated by priti)


God Bless you for being there for Bombay.

We need more psychotherapists. please join in. Please Help Bombay regain her confidence.

(date stamp changed from 2/12/08 to 5/12/08 to 11/12/08)

Wednesday, 10 December, 2008

Trauma Centre @ Jaslok

Jaslok Hospital has set up a Trauma Counselling Centre (TCC) to help people deal with the situation. For Details Contact 66573333 / 66573010.

Saturday, 6 December, 2008

Voice Your Views To Millions Through The Media

We can feel the wrath against certain sections of the media that have reported the terror attacks at TAJ live which inturn couldve resulted in the terrorists receiving information, and further sabotaging the efforts. But besides criticism we need to understand that they are a very important tool to dispense information.
Just a few minutes ago, I got a call from a leading news channel who wanted to give mumbai a platform to speak. If you want to air your views. Just leave a comment here with your email. You could also send me an sms at +91 9833100340.

(The media professional has requested me to not share the name of the TV channel as they are still in the planning stage)

Friday, 5 December, 2008

Art of Living - Trauma Care

In the aftermath of the terror attacks, the Art of Living Foundation is offering free trauma relief workshops for Mumbaikars from December 1st, 2008. These sessions will be conducted in South and Central Mumbai and are open to all.

The three day, one hour a day modules will focus on helping citizens of Mumbai to cope with from the after effects of the trauma and return to a calmer state of mind.

Helpline numbers: +91-9821620948, +91-9967477004, +91-9820612152

You can view the schedule of sessions at
They are also currently providing online counseling at

Besides that Sri Sri will conduct a special prayer, pranayama and meditation session for all Mumbaikars at Priyadarshini Park & Sports Complex, Nepean Sea Road on Dec. 6 at 6:30 pm.

St. George and GT Hospital Updates.

A volunteer friend Gaurav, spoke to both the hospitals..

GT hospital: patients are going to be shifted to JJ. They said that they have already received a lot of help.

St George: They are overstocked. as well.

JJ: Overstocked...

Empathy flows. (Rather Overflows!)

Animal Angels! Offer to Help

Animals have a great power to heal wounds. I called up Minal from the organization following a common a comment on this blog. She would be happy to help. I have received a lot of calls from those who sounded psychologically affected (adversely), but were not so open for psychological help. we need to take help to them.

Thanks to the help offered by Gaurav from Wadala, we are speaking to educational institutes in the dadar/matunga area for their help. If they could give us some space in their premises to carry out therapy programmes., it will be wonderful. Do you know of someone in this area??? if you do, please let us know.

Thursday, 4 December, 2008

Visit to JJ

am Visiting JJ hospital NOW to find out personally if there is any help that we could offer. Will post once I return. Please keep your eye balls glued to this space.

back from the hospital...
VOLUNTEERS: People in ward 11 confirmed that they have received a good response and many people have come and offered help.

MONETARY: have received many requests from NRIs who want to help. Tomorrow I am meeting Dr. Tayde at 11

FRUITS: people who have visited the hospital to help. One of the people I spoke to said "SMS mila tha unko"... So all you guys and gals who have sent chain mails/sms's... Thank You.. I will update you if any other help is needed.

(If at all you still happen to visit the hospital with a basket of fruits, i request you to give it to other patients who are needy but not necessarily terror victims)

BLOOD DONATION: the hospital is overstocked. The Doctor will call me if there is a need and I will update the blog then.

MEDIA MAGIC:Following (NDTV)Shai Venkataraman's sensitive coverage of the life of teh youngest terror survivor "sheetal"(a 3 month old child) the hospital has received a very good response from donors who offered financial assistance. I urge you to NOT simply turn anti-media, media is a powerful tool to incite change, in present times. I opine that we should encourage them with the same energy as we condemn them.


Help Needed at JJ Hospital!

Dear Bombay,

Thanks for rising to help in this time of distress.

Patients at JJ hospital need help.

HOW CAN YOU HELP: The patients need Fruits, Biscuits, Volunteers to help them fill forms.

An earnest request: Please don't crowd the place. It is a Hospital. Do your bit and leave.

Thanks Shai Venkataraman (NDTV) for your sensitive reporting and for calling me to let me know what assistance is needed now at JJ. God Bless you.

Wednesday, 3 December, 2008

Jhappi (HUGS) For Peace Within!

We would be today in Gateway of India at 6 pm IST,
touch our heart to yours.

Heart to Heart we will spread the message of peace.

We cannot afford a world in pieces.
We need one world in peace.

This might be trite,
But at this moment, this seems just right.

There is a lot of power in human touch.
Join us! lets touch others hearts with ours.

Lets Hug for peace within.
Lets Hug for peace within.

+91 9833100340 is my number, if you are around and want to join in.
Hug you.

Tuesday, 2 December, 2008

Post trauma Counseling: Masina Hospital

Masina Hospital has activated a 24-hour helpline number for distress callers.

Now, that the initial and acute shock has passed, the post-terror trauma will start sinking in. In the coming days they expect a large number of callers struggling to cope up. Their psychiatrists are already handling calls from foreigners, youngsters and parents of disturbed school children. Most of their callers are in the age group of 25-30. They are utterly traumatized, nervous, often in a state of denial. The symptoms of post-terror trauma are usually numbness, guilt, refusal to make an eye contact, refusal to speak to even loved ones and so on.

Masina Hospital - 24*7 free helpline number: 022-64507171

Trauma healing workshop

A three-day trauma healing workshop for citizens who want to help people affected by the recent terror attacks.

Place: Don Bosco, Matunga
Date: 5 to 7 December, 2008
Timings: 9am - 5.30 pm
Contact: 98704-72228

Source: Mumbai Mirror December 2, 2008

Monday, 1 December, 2008

A friend for you

Do you need anything? 

Are you trying to locate somebody? 

Are frantically trying to find details of your loved ones?

Is there any way we could help?

Do you just want to vent your frustration to a friend in this difficult time?

Or Do you wish to seek professional psychological counselling? 

We wish to see you well.

Feel free to text or call me (Harish Iyer) at +91 9833100340





lists (from different sources)

Mentioned below are the various lists. (Source: MUMBAI HELP blog)

Saturday, 29 November, 2008

Missing: Mr. Rajeev Saraswat

an email that i received:

Thank you for your coverage on-line on the horrendous attacks in

I am concerned about a missing relative. My uncle Mr Rajeev Saraswat (aged 50) is still missing. He was in the Taj on the fourth floor attending a training session at the hotel organised by his employers Hindustan Petroleum.

We know that he was injured - he was wounded in one hand from gunfire, but he has not made any contact since Thursday morning. His cell phone is not being answered, and though we are told by the Taj that he was
taken away and sent to hospital, no-one knows that with certainty and no-one appears able to trace him at present.

His name does not appear anywhere on the lists of the wounded, and none of the hospitals have him registered as being admitted. Even the twitter blogs - as brilliant as they are - do not have his name anywhere and I need help finding him urgently.

We are very concerned about him - I am based in the UK and cannot get any useful information. Are you able to help?

This is on my own behalf and on behalf of all those relatives dealing with the double trauma of this appalling attack as well as lack of news on a missing dear relative.

Please help!

With Profound Grief, I have to inform that we have received an email to confirm. We have Lost Mr.Rajeev Saraswat forever He was hit during the cross firing, R.I.P.

List Of Those Injured

Here is a list of those who got injured.

St George Hospital

  • Nirmala Ponnadurai
  • Pandurang Patil
  • Panjiz Nabilal
  • Peer Pasha Mahebubali Shekh
  • Rajan Ishwar Kamble
  • Raju Jagannath Chhittekar
  • Ramjivan Napti
  • Ramstey Santhya Kumar
  • Ranjeet Jadhav
  • Rasika Krushna Sawant
  • Ravi Jaman Kulas
  • Reema Sheikh
  • Rohinton Irani
  • Sachin Tilekar
  • Sajid Ashraphit
  • Sanjay Govilka (inspector)
  • Santosh Yadav
  • Sarikha Upadyay
  • Shivram Sawant
  • Shubhangi Rahekar
  • Shweta Yadav
  • Sobiezsiki
  • Suddaji Laji
  • Surendra 
  • Surendra Kumar Kanojia
  • Suryakant Gaikwad
  • Sushma Yadav
  • Tayan Merappy
  • Tejas Anand Anungi
  • Vijay R Khot

    JJ hospital

  • Abdul Rashid
  • Abdul Razak
  • Abdul salam
  • Abdul sheikh sohel
  • Adhikrao Kale
  • Afroj Abbas Ansiri
  • Akhilesh
  • Akshay Tanaji Supekar
  • Alok Gupra
  • Anamika Gupta
  • Anand Arjungi
  • Anil Mahadev Nirmal
  • Anil Sakharam Varal
  • Anilkumar Danojee Hadkulkar
  • Anish Patel
  • Annasaheb A Waghamode
  • Asha Borade
  • Ashok Babu Sunappa
  • Ashok Mohanlal Rathode
  • Ashok Patil
  • Ashok Kumar
  • Asir Babubhai Menan
  • Asif Mohamad
  • Bajrandi
  • Balaji Baburao Khatmole
  • Bebi Ashok Yadav
  • Betty Alafoso
  • Bharat R Bhosle
  • Bharat Satu Prasad
  • Bharat Shyam Naodiya
  • Chandrakant Lokhande
  • Dadarao Jadhav
  • Devika Natwarlal Rotawan
  • Dilsad B Ismail Patekar
  • Ebran S Bhagwan
  • Farookin N Khaliluddin
  • Fhakir Mohmad
  • Fhiroz Khan
  • Ganpat G Shigvan
  • Giriraj Louis
  • Habbibul Raheman Khan
  • Haseena Sheikh
  • Hawa Begam Abdul Shekh
  • Heena sheikh
  • Hemant Shadulkar
  • Ibrahim Abdul Raheman
  • Jairam Chouhan
  • Kale
  • Kanya Shahane
  • Lalji Pande
  • Mahadev Petkar
  • Maltidevi Madangupta
  • Manoj Kanojia
  • Manoj Thakur
  • Manora Begum
  • Manwara Alisheikh
  • Minakshi Sada Dani
  • Miraj Alam
  • Mohamad Farvez Aslam
  • Mohan Sawle
  • Mohd Ayub Ansari
  • Mohd Ayyas
  • Mohmad Eliaz Ansari
  • Murlidhar
  • Nazir Peer Sanjana
  • Nilesh Gandhi
  • Nish Yadav
  • Nordmeier Axel (Germany)
  • Pappukumar Laldi
  • Prakash Bhagvani
  • Pravin Sawant
  • Puppu Singh
  • Rahim Tulla
  • Rajan Sharif
  • Rajendra Prasad
  • Rajesh Nair
  • Rajwardhan
  • Ramchandra Nair
  • Ramesh Chervotu
  • Rameshwar Shah
  • Rasika sawant
  • Reema Mohd Shaikh
  • Rohan More
  • Sameer Chadhari
  • Sandesh Bhuriya
  • Sangita Bharat
  • Sanjay S Surve 
  • Sanju Husain Ghorpade
  • Santosh Berta Kanojia
  • Santosh Lal Deora
  • Santtapalli Rahematulla
  • Sarita Harkulkar
  • Sawnath Chemburkar
  • Narayani 
  • Shabaz Zakir Khan 
  • Shabira Majid Shaikh
  • Shahabuddin Shamsuddin Khan
  • Shivcahndra Patil 
  • Shivram Vijay Sawant
  • Shyamsundar Choudhari
  • Sunita Upendra Jadhav
  • Simon (UK)
  • Suryabhan Gupta
  • Shashantkumar Pandey
  • Thakur Budhe Waghela
  • Vaogta Andolina (US)
  • Vibha Singh
  • Vijay A Palake
  • Vijay A Shinde
  • Virendra Semwam
  • Williyam P K (UK)

    Jaslok Hospital

  • Bablu Eliya
  • Dian Murphy (British)
  • Hanifa Gilachia
  • Harish Patel (British)
  • K R Ramamurthy
  • Michael Murphy
  • Prajapati Raju
  • Prakash More
  • Rahila Abas Ansari

    K E M Hospital

  • Arvind Bhalekar
  • Chandrakant Dike
  • Sachin Dadasaheb Tilekar
  • Sadanand Patil
  • Sushant Panda

    Cooper Hospital

  • Balkrushna R Bare
  • Siddhiki Sheikh

    Breach Candy Hospital

  • Benjamin Mattigs (German)
  • Bornade Lite (German)
  • Dariues
  • Deepak Tiku
  • Sohel Ahmad Shaikh
  • Miss Dinaz Sharma

    Nair Hospital

  • H.K Asif
  • Mohammad M Ansari

    Parsi Hospital

  • Neeta Khurade

    Saifiya Hospital

  • Aasma
  • Faizal
  • Mukesh Agarwal
  • Shabbir A Salam Dalal

    Bombay Hospital

  • Amit Raghunath Khetle
  • Anil Kolhe
  • Anil Yadav
  • Appa Patil
  • Ashish Patil
  • Bandu b More
  • CM Puri
  • Chen Shih Fung (Chinese)
  • Dadasaheb Terkar
  • Deepak Dhole
  • Devis John
  • Eugene S Tan (Philipino)
  • Faruq Dinshw
  • Gangaram Suryakant Berde
  • Hellen Conolly
  • Imran Merchant
  • Instee Kathering
  • Iqbal Khan
  • Jagan Bokarde
  • Jagdish V Gujram
  • Joy Joseph
  • Jyoti N Thakur
  • Kamal C
  • Kinger Rounk
  • Kunal Thukral
  • Meeta Vijay Waghela
  • Mickele Alison
  • Mukesh Bhikaji Yadav
  • Nabisa Kurraishi
  • Naresh Jumani
  • Niranjan Sadashiv Sardar
  • Nitesh Vijay Kumar Sharma
  • Orchiatala Lind (UK)
  • P K Gopalakrishna
  • Pandurang Shivram Patil
  • Polcho Oskari (Finland)
  • Poonam Santosh Singh
  • Pragati Gupta
  • Priyanka Chitaranjan Giri
  • Raghunath Ketale
  • Raheman Ali Sheikh
  • Rajiya Begum Shaikh
  • Ramjan Sharib
  • Ranjeet Jaganaath Jadhav
  • Ransley Santhee Mayur
  • Rasika
  • Rudder Michal (Canadian)
  • S H Wardhankar
  • Sachin Singh 
  • Salim Ali
  • Sandresh H Vyas
  • Santosh Vit
  • Shankar Gupta
  • Sisla Sandhya Dhananjay
  • Sitaram Mallapa Sakhre
  • Studdar Daphne (Australia)
  • Sudam Pandarkar
  • Tukaram Gopal Ombale
  • Vatsala Kurade
  • Vijay Chintaman
  • Vijay Katkar (Police)
  • Vijaya Rajkal Khushwah
  • Vishnu Ramane
  • Wilson Baburao Mandlik

    GT Hospital

  • A B More
  • Ajay V Korgaonkar
  • Ajhmal Ali
  • Akshay T Shinde
  • Anil Nitram (Nirmal)
  • Ansar Alarakha
  • Ansar Allahbaksh
  • Bharat Koshti
  • Harshada Harkulkar
  • Hemant Tamil
  • Hirabai Vilas Gadha
  • Izaz Abdullah
  • Kailas G Dani
  • Kalpanath Singh
  • Maruti Fad
  • Murlidhar Zole
  • Nathuni Yadav
  • Neeta Prakash Gaikwad
  • Nitin Minucha
  • Prashant
  • Rafles
  • Sadanand Date
  • Sajid Mohmad
  • Sarjerao Sadashiv Bhosle
  • Vijay K Kuntwala

    Harkishandas Hospital

  • Sanjay L Katar
  • Vishweshwar Pachame
  • Complete List Of Those Rescued From The Trident

    Here's a list of all those who were evacuated and reunited with their loved ones.

    • Watt Kevan Vincent - UK
    • Arnaldo Sdarretti - Italy
    • Anwar Attarwala -India
    • Anaadi Attarwala - India
    • Ben Ali - Kuwait
    • Wadbabi Almeshar - Kuwait
    • Taibah Almeshar - Kuwait
    • Dowsoo Oliver Francis - Great Britain
    • Yousif Amer Yousif -Iraq
    • Yogesh Shaba - US
    • Nankivell Alison Gay - Canada
    • Brooy Jennifer Dean - Canada
    • Nikadek Edi Damayanti - IDN
    • Iost Ayuo Potosre Rahayu-IND
    • Anak Agang Komang- IND
    • Sudipto Sarkar- India
    • Joydeep Sengupta- India
    • Chef Emanuele Latteaamzi- Italy.
    • Mrs. Lea Chavina Latteaamzi- Italy
    • Thanay Yaemim- Thailand
    • Aybbnhoba Lutovinova- USSR
    • Walsh Nancy Eileen- US
    • Huang Yongzhong- China
    • Noda Ppsuo- Japan
    • Laila Ajm Alshehav- Kuwait
    • Naheed Hua Almasheri- Kuwait.
    • Perry David Edvin Townely- US
    • Munir Shakeel Tuma- Iraq
    • Miss Chen Ling- China
    • Lamming Wurg- China
    • Miss Zhang Jvnjie- China
    • Kassandra Pinto- India
    • Nyoman Sri Arini- Indonesia
    • Lvh Gede Mehenrya- Indonesia
    • Dianne Laguador- Philipines.
    • Joseph Laguador- Philipines
    • Santosh Ruben- Country not known
    • Daryanani Sharmila Manik- Spain
    • Jyoti Manik- Spain
    • Eytaeba Bugaega- USSR
    • Mr. Raj Kapoor- US
    • Geeta Kapoor - US
    • Sumida Masayoshi - Japan
    • Hehhab-Kuwait
    • Almesari Loulwah- Kuwait
    • Mrs. Shaika- Kuwait
    • Sonja Schiegl- Germany
    • Linz Silke- Germany
    • Mr. Ali Lazim- Iraq
    • Yasir Yousef- Iraq
    • Stephen Beatty- Australia
    • Kelsall- Australia.
    • Mrs Gopi Mirchandani- Singapore
    • Simonson Vemon Lyle- Canada
    • Mrs Simonson- Canada
    • Mr Anil Kumar Malhotra- India
    • Mrs Malhotra
    • Mr G Michael- France
    • Mrs Frendo Birgibie Genevieve- St Bernard
    • Mrs Ghislaine
    • Shantanu Pandey, Mumbai.


    List Of The Deceased

    Here are names of all those people who lost their lives in the deadliest terror strikes in Mumbai.

    This official list does not include the names of many unknown people in hospitals across Mumbai.

    JJ Hospital

    • M L Chaudhari
    • Malpesh Manvendre Banerji
    • Mastan Qureshi
    • Meera Cattherjee
    • Mehnabi Salim Ali
    • Michal Stuvert (Australian)
    • Monira
    • Muktar Shikh
    • Nibma Shyampuri Gosavi
    • Nivruthi B Gawane
    • Phadore Jayaprskash
    • Prabhukumar Laldev
    • Prakash Surve
    • Ramchandra Morya
    • Rekha Rathod
    • Sahabudin Adbul
    • Samdhan More
    • Sarika Kripashankar Updadhyay
    • Satyanand Bebra
    • Shashank Shinde
    • Shirish Chavla Chari
    • Sitaram S Sagar
    • Subhash Vanmali Vaghela
    • Sudam Aba Pandarkar
    • Sulochana Lokhande
    • Sushant Patil
    • Trosssa Maria (Spanish)
    • Tukaram Omal
    • Uttam Saruskar
    • Vijay Khadekar
    • Vijay Pilot
    • Vijay T Pawar
    • Wilson Mandlik (grp)
    • Yogesh Shivaji Patil
    • Zahed (Jordanian)
    • Abas Rajab Ansari
    • Ambadas Ramchandra Pawar
    • Andes Don Tivera
    • Arun Chitte (police)
    • Ashfar Ali Sheikh
    • Ashok Kamte
    • Ashokshivram Poulke
    • Aziz Nabilath Ramkhure
    • Baban Babu Hugde
    • Babasaheb Chandrakant Bhosle
    • Bapusaheb Durgude
    • Bret Gilbert Taylor (Australian)
    • Fakir Mohmad
    • Farukh Denaya Italia
    • Gaurav Walchandra Jain
    • Goutam
    • Haji Izaz Bhai
    • Hemant Karakare
    • Izazbhai Haji
    • Imamsahab Dalal
    • Jaywant Hanumant Patil
    • Jurgarn Hetraz Rudalf
    • Kainad Naugar
    • Kamarudhin
    • Kamal N Motwani
    Harkishandas Hospital
    • Uguarinni (Italian)
    Bombay Hospital
    • Hisa Si Tsuda (Japanese)
    • Ravi Rajangiri
    • Sareena Sasudhhin Shaikh
    Breach Candy Hospital
    • Berkei Ralph (German)
    G T Hospital
    • Bhagan Shinde
    • Bhanudev Navkar
    • Jasmin
    • P. Powalgaj
    • Sanjay Yadav
    • Shantthi Mayur Ransheri
    • Thaomus Vergis
    Nair Hospital
    • Utsala Kurahde
    St George Hospital
    • Haribai Godil
    • Jashin Matin
    • Mishralal Morya
    • Pappukumar Laldev
    • Shiawanath Chandulkar
    • Sourabh Mishra
    K.E.M Hospital
    • Aditya Ashok Yadav
    • Amina Hamid Shaikh
    • Deepali Jagannath Chittekar
    • Harool Azahar Mulla
    • Mohd Parwar Diwar
    • Raju Pandurang Mane
    • Shital Yadav

    Source: NDTV


    JJ hospital needs A- blood urgently. Please call Ashwin at 9323103355 if you can donate.

    Or please call JJ's blood bank directly on 022-23729400

    Source: Mumbai Help

    Looking for Santosh Rane.

    I got a call from a person who wanted to know about Mr. Santosh Rane. 

    He stays at taj whenever he visits Mumbai, though he wasnt sure if he was at taj on the fateful date. 

    I called taj. They took my phone number and said that they will get back. 

    Should someone have any details about Santosh Rane. Please update me. 

    Im Visiting JJ Hospital

    Anyone needs any information from JJ hospital???? Please send me an sms/call 0091 9833100340... I will be leaving in the next 20 mins from Masjid.


    JJ Hospital Casualty INFORMATION NEEDED

    Your effort is much appreciated.
    my friend Ramesh Cheruvoth injured and he is in JJ hospital.please help me with his line numbers r very busy.

    May the Almighty shows the power to bear all..lets pray for all and for our country..

    from Abudhabi

    Visited the Hospital. Ramesh has been discharged and has been advised medical attention. The nurses dont have any information about his whereabouts.  But confirmed that he is fit now.

    Lets Pray For Sabina

    as the final battle goes on. I request all of you to pray for Sabina's Safety. People say that it would be a miracle if she would be alive. Be it so.

    Please close your eyes and say it once "Sabina is fine", you never know which angel in heaven is saying Thathastu or BeItSo... and you could be the miracle that is keeping her alive.

    I just got a confirmation from Neelam Raj from Times. Sabina Lives with us in our thoughts and spirits. Her soul has departed to heaven, and her body to earth. 

    4 more terrorists

    According to latest reports 4 more terrorists are believed to be in the taj!!!!
    Nsg Head believes the operation would be over in the next 4 hrs

    Friday, 28 November, 2008

    Embassy Hotlines (Source: Mumbai Help)

    British Embassy:
    * British Nationals in Mumbai affected by the attacks may request assistance by calling the British Emergency Center on their 24-hr helpline +91 11 2419 2288.

    * If you are in the UK please call the Foreign office on 24-hr helpline +44 207 008 0000 (24-hrs)* FCO Guidance for British nationals in Mumba (includes 24 hour reception center at British council library, embassy deployment desk at the Mumbai airport, transportation assistance & fast-tracking for lost passports during the crisis).

    Source: UK & Foreign Commonwealth Office

    French Consulate:
    * In India - 24-hour Emergency Cell hotline:00 91 22 6669409700 91 22 6669404500 91 22 66694094
    * If you are in France, please call the 24-hour Emergency Cell Helpline at the Ministry of External and European Affairs: 00 33 1 45 55 80 00.

    Source: French Ministry of Foreign Affairs & French Consulate in Mumbai

    Australian High Commission:
    * 24 hour crisis centre in Canberra may be contacted from India by dialing: +91 11 4139 9900
    * The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has set up a hotline for Australians with concerns for family or friends in Mumbai on 1800 002 214.
    * Australians overseas requiring consular assistance should contact the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on +61 26261 3305.
    * In Australia, people should contact the Australian Government Mumbai Crisis Assistance Hotline on 1800 146 713.
    * International callers should contact the Australian Government Mumbai Crisis Assistance Hotline by dialling 000 6117, this will put you through to an operator where you will need to quote +61 2 9203 6335.
    * The Australian Government has also set up a website dedicated to this crisis and more information is available on
    * Australians adversely affected by the terrorist attacks in Mumbai will be provided with financial assistance through Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payments (AGDRP). Further information is available on 1800 146 713
    Source: Travel Advice Australia & Disaster Assist Australia

    US Embassy:
    * Department of State Mumbai Task Force: +1-888-407-4747 toll-free and for callers in other areas, information available on a regular toll line: +1-202-501-4444
    * U.S. citizens may contact the American Citizens Services Unit of the Embassy or the Consulates General for further information: The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi is located at Shanti Path, Chanakya Puri 110021; telephone +91-11-2419-8000; fax +91-11-2419-8407.
    * The U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai (Bombay) is located at Lincoln House, 78 Bhulabhai Desai Road, 400026, telephone +91-22-2363-3611; fax +91-22-2363-0350.
    Source: Warden Message via the US Consulate in Mumbai

    German Consulate:
    * In Mumbai, 24-hour hotline: +91 9821016877.
    * In Germany, a 24-hour special announcement helpline has been set up for situation updates on the crisis in Mumbai: +30 1817 6006 01 and 030 5000 2000
    * Germany's Foreign Office which is monitoring the situation: 030 5000 2056.
    Source: German Consulate in Mumbai

    Thai Embassy:
    * Affected citizens are requested to contact embassy staff via their New Delhi hotline: +91 1126872029 or via e-mail to
    Source: Royal Thai Embassy in New Delhi

    Philippine Embassy:
    * 24-hour hotlines set up to address the situation: + 91 11268 89091 or +91 9910797014Source: Philippines' Foreign Affairs Department(This post will be updated shortly with more hotline numbers)

    Nariman House Freed And Secured

    Latest reports are that Nariman house has been freed.The official toll of the dead and injured is awaited.last reported 5 hostages have lost their lives.

    This one's for Jeni!

    Great news just coming in : George Jacob has been traced! "I've found him, and he's safe." - Jeni (via email)

    Source : Mumbai Help

    Nariman house update at 19:40 IST

    Really sorry to inform that the DG NSG has said 5 hostages at Nariman House have been killed. We grieve the loss. However, let us still hope for the best as the operation at the scene is still on.

    We need to find George Jacob. Location:Trident Oberoi

    My name is Jeni Middlehurst. I am looking for George Jacob who is the Pianist and Bandleader in the Trident Oberoi Hotel. I'm very worried that my old friend of over 40 years may have been injured or killed. If anyone has heard anything would they message me. My heart goes out to you all in these troubled times.


    Source: comment on Mumbai Help blog


    CNN IBN reports.

    But still no news about the Rabi family.
    Lets wish they come out unhurt.
    Join me in my prayers for them. People from across the world... Please close your eyes and say this once "The Rabi Family Is Fine and Safe"

    Update at 16:35 IST 28/11

    Oberoi -Trident : Commando operation over, Final death toll now stands at 30
    Taj Mahal Palace : Commando operation still on, 6 more hostages rescued
    Nariman House : Commando operation still on

    (source : IBNLive)

    New hotel helpline numbers

    The Oberoi 011- 23890606, 011-23890505,
    1-800-112-122 (toll free)

    Trident 011 - 23890555, 1-800-112-122

    The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower
    + 91 22 6657 4322 / 6657 4372 / 1 800 111825
    US & Canada : 1-866-9691825
    Rest of the World : 00800 4588 1825

    (Source: Times Now & respective hotel websites)

    Nariman House :Update

    There are 4 terrorists and 2 Hostages.
    The hostages are the Rabba and his wife.

    Source: Shai Venkataraman on NDTV


    I have received 5 odd SPAM SMS's from different countries. These were marketing SMS's. Request the spammers to behave responsibly. Donot take advantage of the fact that my mobile number in display.


    (add the country code for the US helpline number... Country code for the US from India is +1 or 001)
    Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the United States and Canada or, for callers outside the United States and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.
    Here is the full travel advisory, located on

    Security Notices:

    Consulate General of the United States of America

    American Citizens Services

    Unit78, Bhulabhai Desai Road

    Mumbai 400 026, India

    Telephone: 91 22 2363 3611 Facsimile: 91 22 2367 7026



    Thanks Christine for sharing this information with me via eMail

    Latest Update

    OBEROI : latest we hear, 100 people still in oberoi.
    TAJ: Fresh Firing at TAJ
    Mumbai CST Railway Station: Under alert, Station Evacuated.


    List of hostages rescued from Oberoi Trident (Another list thats circulating)

















































    (List not fully updated)

    Source: a comment on the MUMBAI HELP blog

    (28/11 12:38 IST) 40 More rescued from Trident

    40 more guests from the Oberoi-Trident have been rescued at 12:27 IST

    Following is a list of 28 names. More names will be updated as and when they are received :


    (Source :

    The List is Out.(don't regard it as authoritative)

    List of Injured and Deceased. click on the hyperlink.

    Source: Mumbai Help blog

    here is a note from the Mumbai Help blog by zigzagly

    "Sorted from the spreadsheet posted earlier, which was in turn transcribed (by Shivmeet Deol, Rahul Nambiar, Kalapi Gajjar, Lisa Goldman, Noelita Coelho, Sameer Gharat - thank you, you sweet people) from the scans of the faxed lists posted by n (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). We spotted many duplicates in the list, so please don't regard it as authoritative. This list has been typed from an fax, where some information was not clear, so there may be transcription errors."

    International Press!

    I have received a lot of calls from the international press who need a photograph of mine... Attached is the link of my picasa album.

    Media, Please Leave Them Alone!

    Good News! Guests in Trident/Taj is being Evacuated.
    I applaud the media for being sensitive in this time of crisis. I request all media persons to maintain their calm and resist their temptation to speak to the hostages. Please understand that they must be really tensed and worked up. They would speak to the media, I am certain, there would be some people who would like to speak to the media. They would come out. Please. Please. Please. Have Patience.

    A worried Daughter

    Hello - I spoke with my father who is currently in Mumbai last night. He was suppose to be travelling today (Thursday) and planned to call me however, I have not heard any news nor am I able to get in touch with him. I am very worried. If someone could call him and let me know if he is safe, it would be greatly appreciated. His name is Sultan Ghani, his mobile number is 91-998-730-3524.

    Thank you,
    Arshia Ghani
    Montreal, Canada

    Jeffery From Melbourne Needs To Find If Alls Well

    can anyone help me find out if everyone at phone no 2882 4675 are ok. Its the residence of my Uncle "Manuel J Fernandez" and I am unable to contact them directly now. I am Jeffery from Melbourne, Australia and contactable at Thanks.

    Source: Mumbai Help blog


    Greek millionaire Andreas Liveras was one of those shot dead in the Taj Hotel. Owner of Liveras Yacht, which owns and charters luxury yachts, Andreas had come to Mumbai to scout for business opportunities. His decision to stay at the Taj was influenced by his fondness for the food served at the hotel. French nuclear scientist George Vendryas was another notable person who was staying at the hotel. Vendryas and his wife were in Mumbai to attend a three-day conference of the Indian Nuclear Society which began on November 24. reactor and won the It was also a close shave for Cricket Australia lawyer Dean Kino and BCCI internal auditor P V Srinivasan who were guests at the Taj on Wednesday evening. . In fact, Kino had to endure torrid times. "Yes. He was actually fired at by the terrorists, but some brave fire brigade officers rescued him,'' BCCI's Ratnakar Shetty said. Three World Bank officials, who were in the city to monitor projects, were detained at the Taj and Oberoi hotels. Gaurav Joshi, R S Phatak and Satya Mishra were part of a larger bank team which was in the city for a few days. While the rest of the team, including MUTP project leader Hubert Nove Josserand, left earlier, the three stayed behind. Suhel Seth, CEO of Equus Advertising, had a providential escape. "I had stepped out to attend a wedding and on my way back to the Taj, I received a message from hotel employees saying there was a law and order problem and I should not go back to the hotel. I diverted my car to The Taj President at Cuffe Parade. I am really grateful to Taj authorities for informing me on time.''
    source-times of india, mumbai

    Israeli Commandoes In Mumbai

    Israeli commandoes have flown in to mumbai to rescue israeli nationals from the nariman house.Israeli commandoes who are known to be very good at handling such kind of situations have been pressed into action immediately.

    Taj Combat Over

    The army has finally concluded its final assault on the terrorists stationed inside the taj hotel at the gateway of india.The army has got the better off the terrorists.OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION OF THE DEATH TOLL IS AWAITED.

    Things Are Getting Calmer.

    thats the latest that i hear from my journo friends.

    Fuck resilience. We Need Answers.

    How the hell did these terrorists enter from the seas. ? can anyone enter like that, without being seen? WAO. (pun intended)How on earth did they walk so calmly with arms and that too, arm in arm?. Why did we buggers see them and not do anything… ? Did we think that the guns are toys from leo mattel?

    We believe that Guests are god… don’t we… god damn id.

    See their state, see them travel from the 5 star residence to the roofless sky…

    Response to the stimuli Or reaction only when there is action…. We will not act… only react, isn’t it… How many bomb blasts, how many deaths, how many blemishes would it take for us to preempt terror… especially when there has been a spate of terror attacks? When will we wake from our sleep and when we will get up and scream.

    We have been far too silent… and our act of cowardice and numbness is called “resilience”

    I just saw an interview of Mr. prime Minister, who was reading a speech drafted by his secretary. He didn’t seem to believe in even one word or syllable of what he said. And would have thios been averted if it was some other politician like say an advani.…. NO. Terrorists have no religion.. And if there is something that politicious RELIGIOSLY work for, that is Poll agenda and personal propaganda. Does anything else matter?. I( hear that Advani and Manmohan singh are coming to Mumbai. WHY! Will they get the dead alive… ? will they change take some path breaking action… ?(But, There are no paths left now) Or do you want to tell us “the situation is under control< people are safe” WE are NOT safe… and you ministers will come for your show, and some freaking fools will get fooled and believe you care. (And what kind of people are these who get fooled… With no spine of their own)Politicions.

    Politicos, We don’t want you to come to Bombay. We don’t need you. We can manage ourselves. You would come take a 1000 people for your security and leisure.

    Be where you are.You will definitely get channels and papers to interview… Probably you could do a chroma shoot and then replace the backdrop to Marine Lines or Gateway of India. It is not about which politicion.. It is about attituude that forms the DNA of any Politician.

    And No.,.. don’t feel sorry.

    For that’s what we have been doing for long. Get up. Ask for real answers. Speak up Mumbai. Speak up Bombay. Let’s help our people, and our guests who came here to our beloved country.

    I sweared that I will shed no tear until I wiped a hundred. But I cant help it.My heart is heavy. And I am in a pool of tears. Not because I fear or think that worst is yet to come. But Because…. I want to vent it out… and start a fresh to move on, and pick another call of distress. To speak hope and to say to myself. Your Loved one is safe. Your Loved one is safe. Your loved one is safe.

    :(Aham (Harish)

    Thursday, 27 November, 2008

    Dead and Injured List

    Courtesy "Mumbai Help"

    A Russian Citizen Needs To Be Traced...

    My name is Alina, I am looking for Alexander Pakhomov - a Russian citizen, and 3 stewardesses of Aeroflot company - they are now staying at the Traident hotel. My number is +7-916-642-6040. Thank you!

    Alex Silver Needs Help

    Seeking information on Joseph Ernsteen and Marilyn Ernsteen of Deerfield, IL. They were staying at the Taj and I am trying to find out where they are. Please contact me at 702-287-3760.

    Alex Silver

    Help Trace Anish's Dad


    I need help to get in touch with my father - Dayaldas Lalchanani who is in Mumabi for some work, staying in Railway Guest house near VT station.

    His cellphoen is not reachable..

    Please revert back on xxxxxxxxxxxx , if you have any info. (number deleted at Anish's request)



    Explosions Inside Taj, Hostages In Trident

    Source : NDTV

    Help Ruth Trace her parents

    My Parents are Americans trapped in the Taj tower on the 17th floor. They have been held there for over 13 hours. They are very afraid as am I. They haven't been given any information. I've contacted and made aware of the situation with the Mumbai / US consulate. state dept.
    If anyone has any information on when they think they might be able to be rescued, please let me know..

    I'm so scared and sad for India and my sweet parent's

    - Ruth...


    Some helpline numbers

    JJ Hospital +91 22 23739031
    St George's Hospital - +91 22 22620240

    Mumbai Police's Helpline Numbers
    Taj helpline numbers for info about people stuck inside - +91 -22-66574322, +91-22-66574372, local toll free 1-800-111-825

    Trident Hotel Helpline :
    011-23890606, 011-23890505, 9810956888 | Dir Corp Comm, Oberoi Hotels

    For Info on terrorist cars - call DG Control Room - 9122 22023366
    Send an sms -type BLOOD and send it to 96000 97000
    Info on Terrorist cars - call 9122 24937755/24937747
    US helpline 888-407-4747 Brazilian help line 9820686143 (C) CNN IBN FA 1-613-996-8885 from Canada, 1-800-387-3124
    For UK

    Source: The Mumbai Help Blog

    Lufthansa Crew Safety

    There are some people trying to get information about the Lufthansa crew who were staying at the Oberoi Trident.

    Please update

    Trident Hotel Helplines

    +91 11-23890606,
    +91 11-23890505,
    +91 9810956888 (corporate communications manager)

    Confirmed Hostage Situation


    5-7 Terrorists Inside HOTEL TAJ (source NDTV)

    NDTV just released the

    :1: +91 2266574322
    :2: +91 22 66574372
    :3: 1800 111 825

    Hospital HelpLine

    JJ Hospital +91 22 23739031 -

    and St George's Hospital - +91 22 22620240.

    Dead Bodies recovered from TAJ... taken away in ambulances NOW.

    Message from British Deputy High Commission:

    We are advising those in Mumbai to remain where they are until further notice. Those who are in the affected area outside their hotels are being advised to go to the British Council Library (02222790127) which has been set up as a muster point for British citizens in need of assistance. The area is closed off but we are taking in Brits. Local security is advising against entering the area as they are trying to control the area (partly for us) but those affected can enter. For those in other parts of the city wanting advice on whether to leave, we are advising them to seek local advice from their hotels as to whether they can safely reach the airport and catch flights out of Mumbai. For those who had planned to Mumbai, we are advising against all non-essential travel for the time being. Helpline number are: EMERGENCY NUMBERS: MUMBAI ATTACKS: If you are a British National in Mumbai who has been affected by the attacks and need assistance, please call +91 11 2419 2288. If you are in the UK and concerned about friends or family, please call the FCO Response Centre on +44 207 008 0000.

    contributed by anant rangaswami (extracted from