I didn't realize today is 9/11 till I saw the American flag flying at half-mast at the US Embassy behind my office. We too will be marking one year to 26/11 in a couple of months from now. In between there was London and Madrid.
It's been 8 years since terrorism overtook our lives, and looking at the way things are, I think we'll have to live with it for a long time to come.
Let's salute the spirit of the people of these cities - people whose lives have been shaken by the roots, yet they continue to brave it out. Their governments too have taken care of them since the attacks. Unfortunately, we (Indians) may not be able to claim the same. Our government thinks dumping Rs 350 crores out in the sea is a better use of citizens' money than strengthening the security infrastructure of our country.
So what can we do for ourselves? Pray, what else. If you do believe there's a God, that is.