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Endorsing corruption

Apropos of the report '6 of 10 Delhiites against sealing? (November 16), corruption has become a way of life in India. In our country, to be law-abiding is considered a sign of timidness.

india Updated: Nov 20, 2006 00:10 IST

Apropos of the report '6 of 10 Delhiites against sealing’ (November 16), corruption has become a way of life in India. In our country, to be law-abiding is considered a sign of timidness. Law-abiding persons are mocked at by this 6-out-of-10 group. The media should thus try to give positive coverage to the law-abiding 40 per cent, instead of the law-breakers.

Manjula Saxena
via e-mail

Political rights & wrongs

Manoj Joshi in his article Epic in progress (November 15), provided an inspiring analysis. It should lead our bureaucrats and politicians from their narrow concerns and divisive politics towards realising national goals and aspirations.

JS Bali
Delhi

India must stand firm

The Chinese ambassador’s territorial claim on Arunachal Pradesh should not be dismissed lightly. Statements by bureaucrats are State-sponsored. Despite criticising the US and Russia in the past, China is no less an imperialist and expansionist country. China’s taking over of Tibet and the 1962 war with India are adequate examples. Can India also claim most of Asia on the basis of historical maps of King Asoka’s empire?

Ved Vrat Kashyap
via e-mail

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China should remember that we are not the same nation as in 1962. It can no longer make aggressive claims on our territory. India has respected China’s sovereignty over Tibet and has no wish to raise a dispute. Why should China now raise this issue? India should make it clear to Chinese President Hu Jintao that Arunachal Pradesh is not up for discussion.

HN Ramakrishna
Bangalore

Ready, steady, pause

Barely two weeks are left for the Asian Games, India is yet to finalise its list of participants. Such uncertainty will have an adverse effect on the performance of our sportspersons. There is no point spending crores organising international meets unless we are able to improve our standards in sports. Let us hope our dedicated athletes will keep the Indian flag flying at Doha.

EM Adithyan
via e-mail

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