Sitting Duck?

I felt real pain when I saw the images of the recent Mumbai bomb blasts. That city has been targeted time and again and has always come back strongly.

I was then contemplating on the security readiness of Bangalore. With so many IT firms and BPO companies, Bangalore is a major revenue earner and attracts talent from many parts of India.

This is a juicy target for any anti-social element.

So much is talked about the current vigil and readiness of the police force. When Ravi wrote about the pathetic security during Metro inaugural event, I was shocked and surprised.

One gets the feeling that Bangalore is a sitting duck!

Do you think so?

What can we do secure Bangalore – at the same time minimize inconvenience to the people?

3 Comments so far

  1. Ravi (unregistered) on July 14th, 2006 @ 1:19 pm

    Kanth, topical & relevant post. Pathetic is a strong word considering ‘security’ was in abundant presence at the event. ‘Careless’ would be more like it, actually. Still, such slip-ups cannot happen when it concerns the PM!

  2. Kanth (unregistered) on July 14th, 2006 @ 3:37 pm

    Good point Ravi, as no damage was done!

    There is a lot of difference between “perceived security” and “actual security”.

    If something had happened, I guess the media would not hesitate to use “pathetic”


  3. rubic_cube (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 11:14 pm

    On the same lines, read DH’s expose… Mockery of security at Bangalore City Railway Station.

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