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letters@hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, November 02, 2012
First Published: 22:10 IST(2/11/2012)
Last Updated: 22:12 IST(2/11/2012)

Kejriwal’s made people aware that corruption is India’s biggest enemy
With reference to Barkha Dutt’s article A sense of exclusion (Third Eye, October 27), Arvind Kejriwal is doing the right thing by influencing the middle class to actively participate in politics and use their votes wisely in order to teach corrupt politicians a lesson. The leaders that Kejriwal has exposed so far may not be punished for their crimes, but the social activist has made people aware that corruption is the biggest problem in India today. This will, hopefully, yield desired results in the next general elections.
-SC Vaid, via email

Let women speak their mind
Namita Bhandare in Arguments are liberating (Another Day, October 27) rightly states that an opinionated woman is a rare creature in our society. In India, no one cares about women’s opinions. They are expected to behave like Sita who was punished by Rama for no fault of hers. It’s important to encourage our daughters, wives, sisters and mothers to express their opinions fearlessly if India wants to progress.
-Indu Prakash Singh, via email

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In our country, women, even in urban areas, are taught not to laugh loudly and argue with anyone, be good homemakers, return home before sunset and dress ‘sensibly’. But the same rules don’t apply to men. It’s surprising that even educated people practise such discrimination in the 21st century.
-Neha Pandey, via email

Subsidise digital TV services
The government should not have forced people to buy set-top boxes and switch to digital TV services (Half a million homes stare at TV blackout, November 1). This is a burden on the common man. The government should have subsidised the scheme to help people.
-Abhilash Nair, via email

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