The blood-curdling, bone-chilling bomb blasts on trains in Mumbai yesterday reveals once again how fragile the life of the ordinary Indian was, is, and is becoming. Contrast this and other recent attacks against one simple fact: there has not been a single attack on America on American soil since 9/11. (Another matter, of course, that the rest of the world has had to pay the price for the War on Terror.)
Questions: Will we ever be able to stop this tidal wave of terrorism that is engulfing innocent lives across the length and breadth of the country? Do we, as a nation, have the resolve and the resources to do so? Do we, as a people, have the ability to accept tough measures that will secure our lives? Do our political parties have the vision to look beyond their votebanks? Or is this a battle we will never win?