Following the Mumbai attacks, the Indian home minister, Shivraj Patil, resigned to take "moral responsibility" for the deaths of 188 people. After 9/11, no federal officials resigned. Who was US Patil's counterpart?
It wasn't easy being in India; the chaos was exhausting and the weather was stiflingly hot... the air and water compromised, and still, even after the events of this past week, I cannot wait to return.
Over several decades I've traveled to more than a hundred countries, often alone. Many of them were challenging and so-called third world, but I've gotten through incipient coups and typhoons without major incident.