Archive for November, 2008

28
Nov
08

On air: More of your Mumbai reports

It was difficult not to be moved by the stories that we heard on yesterday’s programme. Not just by the situations some of you found yourself in during the attacks in Mumbai, but also the calm and understated way that you explained them to us. I’m sure anyone listening appreciated your coming on the show. Today’s programme will simply carry on where we left off yesterday, hearing your stories and reactions to what’s happening in Mumbai. Continue reading ‘On air: More of your Mumbai reports’

28
Nov
08

Urban Warfare

Mumbai has come under attack. The city will never be the same.
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27
Nov
08

Your reports from Mumbai

It’s sobering stuff following the situation in Mumbai. We’re going to hear as many of your accounts and comments as we can, as well as taking live updates from BBC correspondents in the city. If you have first-hand accounts, or have spoken to people involved, or simply want to share your reaction, please post here. There are twitter reactions coming in all the time here.

27
Nov
08

Talking Points 27th November

Gunmen have carried out co-ordinated attacks on high-profile locations, including two luxury hotels, across the Indian city of Mumbai, killing over 100 people. Events are still unfolding – you can read live updates on the situation here.┬áBut there are reports that foreigners, particularly British and American passport holders, were being singled out by the gunmen. Can terrorism stop tourism and bring a country to its knees? The Indian financial markets were shut after yesterday’s attacks. Are there places you now wouldn’t go on holiday?

27
Nov
08

Egypt’s battle of the sexes

Egypt, by far the most populous country in the Arab world, is engaged in a fraught debate about relations between the sexes. The country has been transfixed by a wife swap scandal; recently police arrested hundreds of teens for what they said was “flirting” in the streets of Cairo; and last month, a man convicted of groping was sentenced to three years in jail with hard labour. Continue reading ‘Egypt’s battle of the sexes’

26
Nov
08

On air: Should you be snooping on your neighbours?

He’s been labelled the British Josef Fritzl. Yesterday a man was given 25 life sentences for repeatedly raping his two daughters over more than two decades, fathering nine children by them. Continue reading ‘On air: Should you be snooping on your neighbours?’

26
Nov
08

Are we too familiar?

Hello pet, love, dearie, bro, duck, Xingan (darling in Mandarin), Habibi/Habibiti (‘my love’ in Arabic), draga (‘my dear’ in Romanian), Khriso mou (‘my treasure’ in greek)….apologies if I’ve just mangled the terms of endearment in your language but do I need to apologise for being over-familiar? Continue reading ‘Are we too familiar?’