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Lessons 9/11 Taught Us

Like NY, Mumbai must learn to accept the shadow of security

Lessons 9/11 Taught Us
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Lessons 9/11 Taught Us
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I was in New York City on September 11, 2001, and I remember how cable networks were reporting all sorts of rumours. They also repeatedly showed images of the twin towers of the World Trade Centre crumbling, people fleeing from clouds of dust and debris. I had always thought I was safe in New York City. But at that moment everything seemed to be collapsing.

At that time, I lived in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Weeks after September 11, I could still smell the smoke from Ground Zero, a constant reminder of the attacks in what was nearly my backyard. New York mourned for some time, and people were afraid to be in public places, but slowly, the city came alive again.

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