There is at least anecdotal evidence that terrorist activity is on the rise in Kerala. The recent arms hauls in Kochi and incidents in some other areas have added to the perception.

What should the State, and its people, do to brace against terrorism? Please write in with your views, a maximum of 300 words, marked `Peoplespeak,' by post or by hand, to reach us by January 26. The address is The Hindu , N.H. Bypass, P.O. Vytilla, Kochi 682 019. E-mail: kochipeoplespeak@