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August 01, 2005

Mumbaikars heaved a sigh of relief when the January 26, 2001 earthquake missed them.

They were grateful that the December 26, 2004 tsumani decided to leave them alone.

Then, Terrible Tuesday struck on July 26, 2005.

And what everyone has been saying for years -- that Mumbai is a sitting target for a natural calamity -- became a reality.

Hit by the kind of rain it had not seen for more than a century, the city and its 13 million residents struggled to stay afloat.

As the state government and BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation among other agencies floundered,  citizens came to the fore, helped each other and kept alive the never-say-die spirit of Mumbai.

We turn to you again -- what do you think needs to be done, by the government and the great people of this great city, to ensure such a disaster does not occur again?

Please let us know!



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Sub: Do we need a government

Mumbai,the heart of the nation,has become the hub of underworlds and antisocials and has been suffering from large influx for many decades.No rule to check ...


Posted by sangram Rout





Sub: Crap

Mumbai has sub-human living condiitons even on the best of days. To qoute the Joker from 'Batman',- "This city needs an enema"


Posted by Rock





Sub: Swayamsevaks in Flood relief

Mumbai was in chaos and it was the swayamsevaks who got down to work away from the cameras and newspapers. Here is the brief of ...


Posted by veeru





Sub: Replan our metros

The recent flood in Mumbai and other cities of Maharastra State is unprecedented. It is a fact that one cannot plan for any extreme situations. ...


Posted by Dillip Kumar Das





Sub: We should be more responsible

I think govts in India can change their attitude only if the general mass forces them to do it. So people should become more responsible ...


Posted by Amit R Kalyani




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