Archive for December 2nd, 2008

Reports of scribe’s death are greatly exaggerated

2 December 2008

All’s well that ends for a news agency reporter.

From The Telegraph, Calcutta:

Sourav Mishra, a Reuters reporter injured in the Bombay attack, was declared dead on the Maharashtra government website.

“My sister who had called my number was not ready to accept that I was Sourav Mishra… I had to scream to bring her back to sense,” the 29-year-old said from his hospital bed.”

‘I wish I had a gun rather than a camera’

2 December 2008

Sebastian D’Souza, the photo editor of Mumbai Mirror, whose image of one of the terrorists, who sprayed bullets at Victoria Terminus coolly walking around the railway station, went around the world has spoken of how he got to catch the frame.

Some of the police on duty, he tells The Independent, London, were reluctant to chase the gunman.

“I told some policemen the gunmen had moved towards the rear of the station but they refused to follow them. What is the point if having policemen with guns if they refuse to use them?

“I only wish I had a gun rather than a camera.”

Read the full article: ‘Armed police would not fire back’

View the big picture @ Boston.com: Bombay under attack

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