Saturday, November 29, 2008

Quote of the day

But we can’t naively carry on. To enjoy life like this, made up of the things we savour from vibrant cities like Bombay, we need to be protected. 94.6% of sixty thousand respondants at say it is time for India to enact stringent laws to curb terror. That’s quite a mandate, but I believe they are wrong. They suggest following the example laid down by the United States after the 11th of September, 2001. This includes a Department for Homeland Security and a Transportation Security Administration. Security is a wonderful word. At times like these, reading it in bold typeface across buildings and on cloth seals pinned to the shoulders of frowning men, it make us feel safe.

- Udayan Tripathi, Sticks and Stones blog

The Boston Globe has a collection of powerful and moving photographs relating to the Mumbai attacks, including a remarkable photo of one young terrorist gunman in a train station.

Picture shows organizational chart for the US Department of Homeland Security, one legacy of the 9/11 attacks.

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