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Accountability: Angst, Awareness, Action by Jay P. Desai

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Introduction

A Question of Accountability

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

 

Francis Bacon, 1561–1626

The horrific night of 26 November 2008 is one that most Indians would want to cast out of their memories. Terror descended on India's financial capital, Mumbai, with deathly armed attacks by terrorists on two premier downtown hotels, the main train station and a house of religious affiliation. Like many of my fellow citizens around the country, I sat transfixed by the television, shock, fear and outrage my three companions. A worried call to the Partners at our consulting firm thankfully confirmed that our team members were safe and accounted for. Word trickled in through telephone, email and text messages that close friends and family ...

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