On September 11, 2001, Rudolph Giuliani was about to finish his second and last term as the Mayor of New York City, when Al Qaeda terrorists flew two planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center. In the days and weeks that followed, Giuliani was seen everywhere, attending funerals of police officers and fire-fighters, on television, and talking to the citizens on the streets. He is widely credited for helping New York City heal in the post-9/11 period. Aseem Chhabra spoke to the former mayor, now a private businessman, on the phone about lessons Mumbai and India can learn from New York's post-9/11 experiences.
There has been a lot of
criticism of the politicians in India, following the terrorist attacks on
Mumbai. I was in New York City and I saw you bring the city together
In your opinion what were the elements of leadership that you projected that
helped calm the people of the city?
First of all you have to make sure
that everything is being done to prevent a...