It’s time to perform or perish for the senior players of Team India
The report Don’t brush debacle under the carpet (March 4) rightly states that a poor performance by senior players of the Indian cricket team is responsible for the team’s early exit from the ongoing Commonwealth Bank series. The team has lost all eight Test matches on England and Australia tours, raising doubts over MS Dhoni’s capability as the captain of the team. Experienced players like Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag have become complacent after years of success. They should either pull their socks up now or make way for younger players.
Vinod K Saraf, Chandigarh
Growth at the cost of heritage?
This refers to Ramachandra Guha’s article The Moodbidri tales (History Matters, March 2). I visited Moodbidri recently and was awestruck by its cultural heritage. This Karnataka town is home to some of the best Hindu temples and the Thousand Pillars Temple, the most famous shrine of Jains in India. It is our responsibility to protect and preserve the town and its heritage. The National Highways Authority of India should reconsider its plan of constructing a new highway here, as it will indeed damage the sanctity of this small temple town.
NR Ramachandran, via email
It’s a poor suggestion
The editorial Tighten the purse strings (Our Take, March 2) advises the government to cut down existing subsidies and think twice before implementing new ones like the Right to Food Bill. However, I disagree with the suggestion. In a slowdown, people depend on the government to put the economy back on track. Subsidies are an important part of the economy, as they benefit millions of people. Therefore, cancelling subsidies will do more harm than good.
Shireen Vakil Miller, Delhi