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Brain gain

Apropos of the editorial Brain Drain Version 2006 (December 26), at last our Prime Minister has realised that the brain-drain of Indian scientists is going to affect our economy in the long-run.

india Updated: Dec 29, 2006 00:15 IST

Apropos of the editorial Brain Drain Version 2006 (December 26), at last our Prime Minister has realised that the brain-drain of Indian scientists is going to affect our economy in the long-run. On the other hand, the intellectual community says we are moving towards a global society. This may be considered a transitional phase towards globalisation which will lead to the formation of a new world order where India will be a leader.

Atul Mehrotra
Delhi

Fresh formula

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has welcomed Pakistan’s initiatives on the Kashmir issue. India’s primary interest is to maintain the secular character of Kashmir by retaining some Muslim-majority areas within its boundary to keep fundamentalism at bay. There is no alternative to devising a new formula that will accommodate the interests of the two neighbours.

Prem Behari
Lucknow
 
Sanction no solution

With reference to the editorial How to make Iran listen (December 27), placing sanctions on Iran will yield no results. It will further agitate the hardliners in Tehran. Russia, China and India, instead of toeing the US line, should facilitate a way out of this impasse.

Rajeev Ranjan
Delhi

Justice done

Why is the Left worried about Saddam Hussein’s death sentence? The trial may have been flawed, but there is no doubt that Saddam deserved death. Indian communists should revisit history and familiarise themselves with Saddam’s functioning — like his attack on the Kurds. The majority of Iraqis even are celebrating Saddam’s death sentence.

N Kunju
Delhi

Super Shane

Shane Warne has achieved a monumental feat by picking up 700 Test wickets. His bowling has never been questioned. Warne is a great bowler, and will be remembered as one of the greatest cricketers ever.

Bijay Shankar
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