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GlobalPost Website: Cubicle commandos in Bangalore
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GlobalPost Website: Cubicle commandos in Bangalore

GlobalPost.com Website The terror attacks in Mumbai have sparked new fears, and new business opportunities, in India's outsourcing capital. By Saritha Rai - GlobalPost India — During the week, Anoop Ramakrishnan, 25, an engineer in a Bangalore-based outsourcing firm, provides technical support for telecom networks in Canada and Europe. On the weekends, Ramakrishnan joins a dozen others learning to dodge a flying grenade during a terror attack, to escape a shootout and to block a punch from a street mugger. (more…)
Hindustan Times Newspaper: Bangalore IT Pros train in Israeli Survival Techniques
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Hindustan Times Newspaper: Bangalore IT Pros train in Israeli Survival Techniques

Hindustan Times, Front page Bangalore IT Pros train in Israeli Survival Techniques SOFTWARE PROFESSIONALS like Anoop Ramakrishnan, 24, and many others in the tech industry here are picking up new survival skills - not to endure the economic gloom, but to survive a terror attack or a hostage crisis. Following the recent terror attacks, techies are queuing up to be trained in anti-terror and hostage survival techniques being imparted as part of Krav Maga, an Israeli school of self-defence and combat tactics. They are being taught how to hold their nerve during a terror attack, ensure minimum injury, how to escape a fire, and avoid being trapped in a stampede during evacuation. (more…)
Time Out Magazine: Mending defences
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Time Out Magazine: Mending defences

Time Out Magazine Amrita Gupta finds out how one of the city's self-defence coaches is training citizens to tackle the threat of terrorism. Ashish Puri, an employee at Cisco, is pragmatic about surviving a terror attack. "In a situation involving terrorists, regular self-defence skills won't help, because the basic premise that the opponent will be afraid of getting hurt or losing his life becomes irrelevant," he said. "It's definitely not the time to be bold. Instead we need to be practical: look for exit routes, notice opportunities, know how to react." (more…)
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