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Brics nations will be the bricks of a new global economy

india Updated: Apr 17, 2011 21:32 IST

Brics nations will be the bricks of a new global economy

The Brics nations should chart out strategies in order to tackle key issues like the economic crisis, climate change, food security and terrorism (Brics summit in China, April 14). They should also discuss measures to provide food, potable water and electricity to their people. It’s true that the economic growth of the Brics nations over the last 10 years has given the US a run for its money. The break from dollar-dominated trade will definitely give Brics the advantage to have a say in developing a new world economic order.

P Saravana Durai, Hyderabad

Take him at face value

Sujata Anandan’s article Hazare is no saviour (April 15) fails to justify the author’s cynicism. There is no doubt that the ongoing mass movement against corruption is non-political and spontaneous. It just so happens that Anna Hazare is the face of this movement. His alleged involvement in a corruption case doesn’t undermine his efforts to unite the country against the rotten system. The Lokpal Bill may not be a foolproof solution to corruption. But that shouldn’t stop the government from passing it.

OP Tandon, via email

Not really getting it right

Harsh Mander in his article Why I didn’t go to Jantar Mantar (April 14) wrongly asserts that Hazare is supporting anti-national elements and members of the right-wing. Hazare has already clarified that he praised Nitish Kumar and Narendra Modi for their contribution towards the development of their respective states and that he is against communalism. In fact, it is people like Mander who are doing a great disservice to the nation by doubting the sincere efforts of Gandhians like Hazare.

Ram A Sharma, Indore