On the Radar
Five years ago today, the Pakistani-based Islamist organization Lashkar e-Taiba launched a series of coordinated attacks across Mumbai, India – killing more than 160 people and injuring hundreds more.
The attack amounted to a harrowing three-day-long ordeal for those who were trapped inside the world renowned luxury Taj Hotel – one of the primary targets. And a new investigative book, “The Siege: 68 Hours Inside the Taj Hotel,” tells many of their stories in meticulous detail.
“The heroes of this piece, and there were plenty of heroes, were the ordinary, poorly paid Taj staffers, who miraculously decided to fight back, and a couple of other guests who behaved in an incredibly heroic fashion,” said co-author Adrian Levy.
Levy, and his co-author Cathy Scott-Clark, told “On the Radar” of an active duty U.S. Marine captain, Ravi Dharnidharka, who was dining on the top floor of the hotel when the attack began, and sprang into action.
“He realized very quickly from his training that,Read More »from Horror and heroism: 5 years after the Mumbai attacks, a view from inside the Taj Hotel