The report Every road a market, every park a parking (July 20) correctly pointed out that all the footpaths in Delhi are being encroached upon by shopkeepers and one-third of the roads in every residential area are taken over by landlords. It is difficult to find a place for parking. But for unauthorised colonies, l would like to suggest that the ground floor of every house should be legally converted into a garage. An additional floor can be permitted to those who agree to this change. This will ease the parking problem in all unauthorised localities.
Vinod Tyagi, Delhi
An offkey swansong
Pankaj Vohra in When the BJP Sangh the blues (Between Us, July 20) has suggested that it’s curtains for the BJP. Vohra is a BJP-baiter who has been dreaming about the party’s annihilation from the political scene for a long time. The BJP’s setback in the Lok Sabha elections has led to introspection to plug the holes that led to the loss. Biased analysis is neither realistic nor ethical journalism. Pankaj needs to overcome his allergy.
O.P. Tandon, via email
Stop capitalising on a crime
The editorial The cost of trauma (Our Take, July 20) rightly states that compensation to rape victims serves little purpose beyond providing fodder for politics. Rape victims need government help to reconstruct their lives. It is up to the government to see that victims are rehabilitated and allowed to live in society with dignity.
N.R. Ramachandran, via email
No real change at all
Apropos of the editorial The great gambler (Our Take, July 18), it is a US ploy to get India to believe that the Pakistani leopard has changed its spots. But empirical evidence is loaded against accepting this line of argument.
R.J. Khurana, Bhopal