Instead of waiting for others, be the change you want to see
The editorial Bonfire of our frailties (Our Take, September 28), correctly pointed out that we need to fight against the evil that is there in each one of us, which is more dangerous than Ravana. Charity begins at home and if everyone learns to discharge their duties sincerely, the world will be a better place. All that’s required to bring about sweeping change is a little effort on all our parts. In fact, it is the individual’s greed for power and money that needs to be defeated.
Naresh Kapoor, via email
Air India needs a safe landing
Air India pilots have been inspired by their counterparts in Jet Airways (Air India blinks, but stir still on, September 28). While their grievances may be genuine, their insistence on continuing the strike, even after the government’s offer to refer the matter to a committee, is unjustified and shows scant respect for passengers’ convenience. Air India’s service record is the worst as per international standards. The demand for bonuses, despite staggering losses, is immoral. The government should privatise the troubled airline to improve its financial health and services.
JM Manchanda, Delhi
Nothing but a self-goal
The report China’s fleet better than ours (September 24) exposed a rather sad state of affairs. It was highly distressing to learn of the weaknesses in our military preparedness against future aggression. One does not understand why senior defence personnel are reckless enough to repeatedly disclose details of our Achilles’ heel to our aggressive neighbours, who are always on the look out for a chink in our armour. It’s against defence protocol for those in charge to speak so openly of the nation’s military capabilities, or the lack of them. Their callous attitude is bound to affect the morale of our armed forces, not to mention the loss of faith on the part of all Indians.
S Kamat, Goa