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A sport fit for kings, and played by kings

The way in which cricketers were being bought and sold at the recently-concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) auction reminded me of the way in which gladiators and slaves were traded in the Roman empire (Cricket bazaar opens again, January 9).

india Updated: Jan 10, 2011 23:08 IST

The way in which cricketers were being bought and sold at the recently-concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) auction reminded me of the way in which gladiators and slaves were traded in the Roman empire (Cricket bazaar opens again, January 9). The only difference is that, back then, humans were bought to perform menial jobs, but today we make celebrities out of the players who are ‘bought’ at outrageous prices.

Arvind Bhatia, Delhi

Dark shade in politics

The editorial Coloured by politics (Our Take, January 7) is right in pointing out that terror has nothing to do with religion. It is unfortunate to learn that AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh, who claims to be secular, wasted no time in giving terror a religious identity. His statements are politically motivated and aimed at appeasing people for votebank politics.

Amarnath Upadhyay, Mumbai

Have choices, should choose

With reference to the editorial A political hot potato (Our Take, January 8), now that the Srikrishna Committee’s report on the Telangana issue has been tabled, the Andhra Pradesh government should ensure that there is peace and harmony among the various communities in the state. The committee has proposed six ways to resolve the problem. It’s now the duty of both the state government and the Centre to discuss the pros and cons of all the options and pick the one that is in the interest of the majority.

Sahir Ansari, via email