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Mumbai: The Taj Hotel Burns

Photographs are appearing on flickr and elsewhere, allowing us a glimpse beyond the visuals provided by mainstream media. Arun Shanbhag has a post full of photographs – from blood pools, to chalk marks and a burning Taj Hotel. More of his photographs on flickr here.

Taj Burning

A photograph of the Taj hotel up in flames by Soumit Kar. A photograph of the same hotel by Mayank Austen Soofi – on fire at night. Ashesh Shah has a photograph of ladders and cranes being placed by the hotel to aid rescue work.

The Taj Mahal Hotel is an iconic structure in Mumbai. Seen often in photographs as a backdrop to the Gateway of India, it is a heritage building, and has seen several world famous figures occupy its rooms. Some of the shock expressed by bloggers has to do with the fact that the structure is still on fire, and the upper floor looks like it has been gutted by the flames.

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  • […] Global Voices – Photographs are appearing on flickr and elsewhere, allowing us a glimpse beyond the visuals provided by mainstream media. Arun Shanbhag has a post full of photographs – from blood pools, to chalk marks and a burning Taj Hotel. […]

  • […] at the Gateway Of India trying to capture every piece of the majestic iconic Taj…. the same Taj is now in flames. Burning for the last 60 hours. The fire will get doused but  the walls and the spirit of Taj […]

  • I am ashish.i m persuing b.b.a in hospitality management from Institute Of Hotel & Tourism Management (Maharishi Dayanand university) when i was in 10TH class in school.then i made aim to do the hospitality management.now i m in 3th sem n i have heard a lot about taj.it has a big name in all hotels.now please give me a chance to do the training in taj hotel (hotel).because in the 4th semester of my caurse.i will do training.please give me an opportunity in taj.where i can learn from a namely brand taj (chain).

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