It is an idea, dreamt up by Jamsetji Tata, of an Indian hotel that took on the world’s best hotels (and also, the whites-only clubs and hotels of the Raj) and proved that when Indians were given a chance, they could beat the best in the world. It is fitting that the majority of the Taj’s profits go to Indian charities. And it is appropriate that though the terrorists tried their best, the Taj goes on ahead, unbowed and no longer bloody. In that sense, it is like the city of Bombay. And India itself.