The story goes that a wise man noticed one day that one of his disciples seemed to be very happy. The wise man asked him the reason for his happiness. I have just learnt that my worst enemy has met his death, replied the disciple. Have you also been told that you are never going to meet your death?, asked the wise man This reminds me of the attack on Taj Hotel in Mumbai. All our TV presenters were grinning and the likes of Gen Hameed Gul were rejoicing. The story has now gone a full circle and we are licking our wounds. In Mumbai, only a hotel was attacked. In our case, it was a 'Pearl Harbour that leaves our sea coast un-defended. Those responsible should face a court martial. Those who mocked India for her failures in Mumbai, should learn a lesson in humility. KHALID A, London, May 28.