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What did we achieve in keeping Kasab alive for so many days?

When the press was recently attacked by terrorist at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper, France, I am sure all of us thought that at least the Press used to be safe from such attacks, now even they aren’t safe anymore. My take is terrorists thrive on the Press’s reporting of their attacks and atrocities world-wide, for without appropriate coverage and people all over the world knowing about it, what’s the point of any such attack. Their glorified egos probably swell further when they see their self-proclaimed acts of courage get media limelight. If media world over, decides to not report any more terrorist activities, probably half of these will stop on their own. Anyway, what pleased me was the quick reaction of French police and quick justice (at least I see it that way) within 3 days. When a country or its people are terrorized, then sending a strong signal that we will not tolerate this, is a must.
This reminded me of the 26/11 attack and the capture of Kasab. He was the only terrorist…

Dubai Calling

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Dubai, one of the 7 cities or rather emirates that constitute the United Arab Emirates (the other 6 being Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain, and Abu Dhabi is the capital of UAE), celebrates its national day on 2 December. It is known for its passion to create world records like  Burj Khalifa: world’s tallest man-made building and world’s highest outdoor observation deck on the 124 floorBurj Al Arab:world’s only 7 start hotel, world’s tallest hotel, world’s highest helipadDubai Mall: world’s largest mall, world’s largest acrylic panel aquarium
A quick note on Burj Khalifa’s observation deck. There is no doubt that it is one of the main attractions of the city and hence advance planning will be a good idea. We missed it as we could not plan in advance. You can check out the prices here and also do the booking. The prices vary based on the time of the day. Based on the season and your own plans, you can pick a slot that works best for you.

As of now A…