post the mumbai events, all hotels are on high alert.
since my office is in the commercial wing of a multi starred hotel, i go through the layers of security meant for VIPs - at least, let me assume that I am in the league of VIPs!
a couple of interesting things that i have noticed are
- the way they search seems to be changing, though slightly - from day to day. earlier, it was just a view under the chassis with a mirror
- the location where this search happens
etc etc etc, let me not document all the variations and the details to give them the benefit of their techniques.
last week, i had a meeting with a visitor from the US in a different star hotel.
as we entered, we were asked to show state issues IDs.
and then after other screenigs, the body frsiking.
later, as we chatted over dinner, he remarked the positive side of all this is the free massage you get many times a day! though not in the comfort and privacy of a spa!
while this is intended to lighten the situation, when will we regain the confidence and mutual trust among people?