Run toward the explosion

As she and her friends organize a Twitter meetup and try to get back to normal in Mumbai Dina quotes Suketu Mehta writing in the New York Times:

If the rest of the world wants to help, it should run toward the explosion. It should fly to Mumbai, and spend money. Where else are you going to be safe? New York? London? Madrid?

So I’m booking flights to Mumbai. I’m going to go get a beer at the Leopold, stroll over to the Taj for samosas at the Sea Lounge, and watch a Bollywood movie at the Metro. Stimulus doesn’t have to be just economic.

This brought back the way London pretty much shrugged its shoulders and got on with things after the bombs here. The way to beat terrorists is not allow our lives to be changed by panic legislation and the power of nightmares but to ignore them.

I am currently discussing a conference in Chennai next spring and, so long as they still want me, I can't wait!