Backward march! Left, left, left, left, left...
With reference to the editorial Back to Front (The Pundit, January 28), former CPI(M) bigwigs like Jyoti Basu and Harkishen Singh Surjeet had an ideology and a vision for the party. But the present leadership is busy resolving intra-party fights, a result of unclear party policies. As a result, the Left is losing voters in Kerala and Bengal. The party urgently needs to introspect and find a way to make the mythical Third Front a reality.
Janaki Narayanan, via email
Who let the CVC out?
It's disappointing to note that the government circumvented rules to appoint PJ Thomas to the post of the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) (Govt changed rules to get Thomas to Delhi, January 30). First the Centre manipulated constitutional rules to make him a secretary in Delhi. Now it admits that the committee that selected the CVC was unaware of a pending case against Thomas. This shows the callousness of the Manmohan Singh government.
BM Agrawal, via email
Tricked and tagged
This refers to the report Duped Indian students in US radio-collared (January 30). We must condemn this barbaric behaviour of the US government. New Delhi should take up the matter with Washington and ensure that our children return home safely and are not humiliated further by the immigration authorities in the US. The US should take action not only against fake universities that misled the Indian students but also against those officers who treated them like animals.
NR Ramachandran, Ooty
The creed of greed
Shreyas Navare's Big Deal (January 29) conveyed succinctly the way greed is replacing Gandhian values. Navare's cartoon is relevant to today's India that is plagued by corruption and scams. It is frightening to even think about the consequences of this decay of our value system.
Purnima L Toolsidass, Kolkata