His lips are sealed and the nation's fate is sealed too
Namita Bhandare in It's time to talk to the country (Another Day, February 5) rightly states that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh must break his silence on various national problems like the telecom scam, the CWG scam and the issue of black money. Both Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi owe an explanation to the people, who no longer trust the government.
Aditya Bhuttani, Delhi
For Singh, who has never contested an election, staying silent seems to be the best option. It helps the UPA to overlook his weaknesses and hide its own from the public eye. It's a pity that while Singh silences the Opposition with his measured responses each time it points fingers at the UPA, he seals his lips when it comes to answering people's questions.
Ashish Rai, via email
A pharaonic disdain for people
With reference to Slovoj Žižek's article Who's afraid of Egypt? (February 5), the mass uprising in Egypt against President Hosni Mubarak is a watershed movement. The army should be praised for refusing to follow the diktats of Mubarak and his henchmen. Mubarak should step down with dignity and give democracy a chance. Soon even countries like the US will realise the importance of the ongoing uprising in Egypt.
Aritra Das, via email
They're oblivious to reality
Ashutosh Sapru should know that the Kashmiri Pandits Association is still fighting for the rights of its members (The new Kashmiris, February 10). Some people may paint a rosy picture of Kashmir, but this does not reflect the real sentiments of the community. They should face the reality instead of living in a dreamland. India is nothing more than a great idea where all communities, including Kashmiri Pandits, are known by their respective regions.
Gagan Sharga, via email